The international weather community has not given up the fight to protect certain portions of the radio frequency spectrum from 5G interference.
Technologies of interest include synthetic aperture radar, hyperspectral imaging, electro-optical imaging, infrared imaging and radio frequency sensing.
China launches six remote sensing satellites into orbit with two launches inside three hours from sites in north China.
Remote sensing is incredibly valuable for environmental, national security and commercial purposes. Unfortunately, it’s governed by an outdated law that’s in desperate need of updating.
The Commerce Department plans to soon release a new rule designed to streamline licensing of commercial remote sensing systems with what one official called a “fundamentally different” approach for licensing.
Descartes Labs announced Aug. 15 a partnership with Airbus to feed high resolution global imagery into its geospatial data platform. The Sante Fe, New Mexico-based startup also completed beta testing of its cloud-based “data refinery,” and added weather data.
The U.S. government is evaluating how it can engage with a series of new commercial remote-sensing companies, but one of the biggest challenges in these partnerships is determining how widely the data can be shared after it is purchased from the government.
There will be tens of thousands of commercial satellites mapping the globe in minutes. The Air Force wants to take advantage of that technology.
Planet hopes to grab market share by offering “guaranteed collection” twice a day.
Geospatial data manipulation and analysis in real time is the holy grail in the military intelligence business.
Officials are working on a transition plan to transfer commercial imagery acquisition from NGA to NRO in fiscal year 2019.
The remote sensing industry is trying to contribute to “global transparency,” said Walter Scott, chief technology officer of Maxar Technologies and founder of DigitalGlobe.
The small office that currently handles licensing of commercial remote sensing systems says it’s made major progress in processing license applications, even as the government moves ahead with broader reforms.
A cutoff of live video on a recent SpaceX launch reflects new awareness by regulators of the imaging capabilities of onboard cameras on launch vehicles and requirements for companies to adhere to laws that some in the industry believe are outdated.
Automation could free up intelligence analysts to spend more time on hard problems that can’t be turned over to a computer.