David Gauthier spoke with SpaceNews about the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency’s growing needs for commercial data and services.
BlackSky booked its satellites on a SpaceX rideshare launch because it was convenient and affordable, said BlackSky Chief Technology Officer Scott Herman. But the mission unwittingly became a demonstration of the type of nimble space services that the U.S. government is looking for.
Competitors in SpaceNet 7 the Multi-Temporal Urban Development Challenge will have two months starting August 31st to devise change-detection algorithms to track building construction over time.
Capella Space, a San Francisco startup preparing to operate a constellation of synthetic aperture radar satellites, announced a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement June 25 with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
Satellite images and other data can be analyzed to forecast potential spreads of the disease and move resources to help combat it.
The coronavirus pandemic has fueled demand for telework tools and has increased organizations’ appetite for up to the minute intelligence
Spire Global announced plans April 15 to work with VesselBot, a Greek technology company focused on the international maritime industry, to develop products based on Spire’s automatic identification system data.
It’s not easy for commercial geospatial intelligence products to make their way into day-to-day operations of defense and intelligence agencies.
Until the intelligence community defines cost and value by measuring geospatial information, it has to rely on one measurement—six inches. The length of an American dollar.
Fresh off its purchase of geospatial intelligence firm OGSystems in January, Parsons is searching for more companies to buy that would further expand its presence in space, among other industries.
Lockheed senior fellow Mark Pritt: “Today there’s still a lot of manual labor involved in identifying what you’re seeing in those images."
Earth observation company Planet plans to acquire Boundless Spatial Inc., a geospatial software specialist “to accelerate the adoption by government and enterprise customers of commercial geospatial information services,” said Robbie Schingler, Planet co-founder and chief strategy officer.
Answers to some of the toughest problems that intelligence agencies are trying to solve today come from open source data.
Orbital Insight, a Silicon Valley geospatial analytics company, announced the purchase Sept. 18 of FeatureX, a Boston-based artificial intelligence firm specializing in computer vision for satellite imagery. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
PlanetWatchers, a geospatial analytics startup focused to date on forestry, is preparing to expand its focus from forestry to sugar cane and energy, said Ariel Smoliar, PlanetWatchers chief executive and co-founder.