#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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Regional Beidou Centre of Excellence To Be Opened in Tunisia in November 2017

China and Middle Eastern states are working together to promote the use of China’s Beidou Navigation Satellite System in the region, according to a statement following an industry forum on May 24, 2017. All parties concerned have pledged to strengthen their communication and collaboration in satellite navigation and to bring …

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#GEOINT2017: Harris Geospatial Joins Planet’s Application Developer Programme

Harris Geospatial is incredibly excited to officially launch its new membership to Planet’s Application Developer Programme! As part of this program, ENvironment for Visualizing Images (ENVI) algorithms and Planet data work in tandem to bring best-in-class analytics together with multi-temporal high quality imagery, delivering robust end-to-end solutions that solve the …

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#GEOINT2017: MDA RADARSAT-2 Data To Be Available On DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data Platform, GBDX

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, Ltd. (MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has signed an agreement to enable access to RADARSAT-2 archive data on GBDX, the powerful Geospatial Big Data platform of DigitalGlobe, Inc. GBDX is a leading platform for processing and analyzing geospatial data; it allows …

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Jordanian Students Build Cubesat for 2018 Launch, Thanks To Crown Prince’s Masar Initiative

A group of fifteen Jordanian students from several universities have built a Cubesat to be launched in early 2018, under the sponsorship of the Masar Initiative, part of Jordanian Crown Prince Hussein’s Crown Prince Foundation (CPF). The students were supervised by Jordanian engineering and science academics at the Royal Jordanian …

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Airbus Defence and Space launches “Global Earth Observation Challenge”

Airbus Defence and Space has launched the “Global Earth Observation Challenge”, encouraging start-ups worldwide to innovate and develop new applications primarily based on Airbus satellite data. These creative ideas are designed to bring new developments of Earth observation services, as well as ground-breaking solutions. The goal of this 4-month challenge …

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Turkey’s First Domestic Satellite Launch Vehicle On The Way: Rocketsan Pioneering the Turkish Aerospace Industry

Roketsan, one of Turkey’s leading company’s in the aerospace industry, have recently announced their plans going forward with the Turkish Satellite Launch System (SLS) project they signed with the Turkish government in 2013. A Rocketsan press release that came out right before the Turkish International Defence Industry Fair held May …

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#SpaceWatchME Interviews: Pat Gannon of BusinessCom Networks

Patrick Gannon, Director of Business Development at BusinessCom Networks, has been involved in data communications and networking since early modems were as big as shoeboxes and cost a dollar per bit. He has deployed a wide variety of networking technologies for leading technology developers, over the last three decades, from …

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Iran Abandons Its Human Spaceflight Ambitions

In an unsurprising move, the Iranian government has officially abandoned Tehran’s ambitions to send humans into space. According to Iranian news agency ILNA, Mohammad Homayoun Sadr, the deputy head of the Iran Space Agency (ISA), made the announcement citing the extremely steep cost of a human spaceflight programme that he …

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