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ESA investigates high-altitude pseudo-satellites for Earth observation

November 28, 2017By
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The European Space Agency (ESA) is considering extending its activities to a new region of the sky via a novel type of aerial vehicle, a missing link between drones and satellites. read more

Orbital Witness wins Airbus’ Global Earth Observation Challenge

October 23, 2017By

Airbus has named Orbital Witness the winner of its Global Earth Observation Challenge. Orbital Witness will receive a voucher worth €50,000 for the acquisition of satellite data and will benefit from both technical and business coaching. The competition encourages startups to innovate and develop new applications primarily based on Airbus’ satellite data. The winning British startup Orbital Witness proposes to... read more

Esri Maps Reveal Impacts from Nepal Earthquakes

April 29, 2015By
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Esri has added a pair of new maps to its Nepal Earthquake Maps gallery.  Nepal Earthquake Swipe Map Compare pre- and post-earthquake imagery from Airbus Defence & Space to explore damage around Nepal. This map includes several bookmarks to help users navigate around key points of interest and landmarks that were damaged or destroyed. Nepal Earthquake Impact Summary Map Users can... read more

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Airbus Releases Satellite Imagery of Nepal Earthquake

April 28, 2015By
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Following Nepal’s devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake on Saturday, Airbus Defence and Space has acquired Pléiades satellites imagery to support the International Charter and Copernicus Emergency Management Service. The data acquired will assist in assessing the damage and help rescue organizations in the delivery of humanitarian aid. The before and after Pléiades images over Kathmandu (full image can be downloaded here) show... read more

Airbus Launches WorldDEM Digital Terrain Model

April 15, 2015By
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Airbus Defence and Space has launched its WorldDEM Digital Terrain Model (DTM), a highly accurate standardized representation of bare Earth elevation that can be made available for any point on the globe. This addition completes the WorldDEM portfolio, enabling Airbus Defence and Space to provide both surface and terrain elevation information in support of global customer projects. WorldDEM DTM can... read more

GEOINT Coverage, Day 2: Keynotes, Airbus, Skyline

April 16, 2014By

GEOINT 2013* — Day Two Today was the official start of the GEOINT 2013* Symposium. Attendance was estimated at 3,500. Keynote speakers included James Clapper, director of National Intelligence (DNI), LTG Michael Flynn, director, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and Lettitia Long, director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The full conference guide and videos of many keynote speeches will be available through... read more

Airbus Mobilizes Satellites to Help Locate Missing Airliner

March 14, 2014By

Airbus Defence and Space has mobilized five observation satellites to aid in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. The Boeing 777 disappeared on March 8 during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The day after the aircraft disappeared,the very high-resolution Pléaides 1A and 1B satellites, the high-resolution SPOT 5 and 6 satellites, and the synthetic aperture radar... read more

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