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Military Satellites Included In Massive U.S.-Saudi Arms Deal; Pressure Is On For France

Details are emerging about the U.S.$110 billion arms deal struck between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the visit of President Donald J. Trump to Riyadh in May 2017. The main focus of the massive arms package on offer to Saudi Arabia are precision strike and …

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Airbus to provide SpaceKnow with access to “One Atlas” for development of new analytics

Airbus Defence and Space will provide SpaceKnow, a leading provider of satellite imagery analysis, with access to its One Atlas optical satellite imagery basemap streaming service. Objective of the respective agreement is to allow online access to Pléiades and SPOT satellite imagery, and support the development of new analytics applications …

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exactEarth Broadens Small Vessel Tracking Offering

exactEarth Ltd. report that the company’s small vessel tracking solution, exactTrax, is now available for integration with all Automatic Identification System (AIS) transceiver manufacturers. A number of different exactTrax-enabled transceivers are already available, which enables customers to choose the most appropriate hardware for their small vessel tracking needs. exactTrax is …

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exactEarth Launches Revolutionary Global Real-Time Maritime Tracking and Information Service

exactEarth Ltd, a leading provider of Satellite AIS data services announces the launch of exactView RT powered by Harris (“exactView RT”) – the world’s first global, persistent real-time Satellite AIS service. This revolutionary capability is expected to enable a wide variety of new service capabilities for the global maritime community …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Johann Richard of Swiss Space Office

This week, from 15-16 June, the Swiss Space Office will present the Swiss Space Industry Days. This event will be a must-attend for any company, established or emerging, that is part of the space industry in Switzerland and beyond. The Space Industry Days will provide valuable, up-to-date information to current …

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#GEOINT2017: UK’s Earth-i Announces World’s First Commerical Constellation to Provide Colour Video Footage

British satellite company Earth-i has announced that it has joined the USGIF (United States GeoSpatial Intelligence Forum) and will be expanding its operations in the US. The company already has a number of customers in the US and is in discussions with other high-profile potential partners and customers across North America. …

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Iran Set To Join Eurasian Economic Union, Participate in Bloc’s Space Activities

Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) are close to cementing a free trade deal that would see Tehran join the trade bloc built around former Soviet republics by the end of 2017. Once this happens, Iran will also be poised to participate in the EAEU’s nascent space activities. The …

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Copernicus Sentinel-3B Put Through Battery of Tests In Preparation For Launch

While the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite is in orbit delivering a wealth of information about our home planet, engineers are putting its twin, Sentinel-3B, through a series of vigorous tests before it is shipped to the launch site next year. The Sentinel-3 mission is designed as a two-satellite constellation to give …

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#GEOINT2017: Harris Corporation Worldwide Maritime Tracking Technology Now Operational; Tracking 250,000 Ships

Harris Corporation’s first four maritime vessel tracking receivers are now operational – establishing the beginning of the only global, persistent, real-time Automatic Identification System (AIS) ship tracking capability. Launched January 14, 2017, onboard four Iridium NEXT satellites, the maritime tracking hosted payloads are now tracking 250,000 ships and providing data …

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#GEOINT2017: DigitalGlobe Announces Multi-Source Area Monitoring and Analytic Capabilities for SecureWatch™

DigitalGlobe, Inc., the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet, has announced it will launch a premium monitoring service, SecureWatch Sites, which provides current satellite images of high-interest, global locations on a regular basis from multiple commercial providers. SecureWatch Sites imagery is made available through the …

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