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TAG: Earth Observation

Satellite imagery aids rescue efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

November 28, 2017By

Free and rapid imagery was provided through the USGS Hazard Data Distribution System. The calls for assistance started days before Hurricane Harvey came barreling across America’s doorstep this summer. First responders and government officials needed answers to prepare and protect communities. How strong is this storm going to be? What kind of damage occurred on its path through the Caribbean?... read more

ESA investigates high-altitude pseudo-satellites for Earth observation

November 28, 2017By

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

High-resolution Earth observation satellites ready for launch

September 5, 2017By
Six SSL-built small satellites for Planet's Earth observation constellation have arrived at Vandenberg AFB for launch. (Photo: SSL)

Space Systems Loral (SSL), a provider of satellites and spacecraft systems, built the six high-resolution small satellites for Planet for its SkySat Earth observation constellation — a fleet Planet gained through the acquisition of the Terra Bella business from Google in April 2017. The satellites will double Planet’s high-resolution imaging capabilities and help provide information about the physical world. The satellites, called... read more

Munich Start-up Building Radar Wins Copernicus Masters Competition

October 21, 2015By

Building Radar GmbH — providing a global, satellite-based online database for new construction projects — has been named this year’s overall winner of the international Earth observation competition Copernicus Masters. The award ceremony took place during the Satellite Masters Conference. The ceremony was held at the ddb forum in Berlin Oct. 20 and held in conjunction with the European Satellite Navigation Competition awards. Founded in Munich by... read more

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Earth Observation Data Report Assesses Distribution Methods

April 1, 2014By

Data distributors and services providers have established themselves as a key component of the Earth Observation (EO) value-chain and an important partner of the EO satellite operators in order to disseminate data to the largest number of end-users possible, according to a new report. This is particularly apparent in accessing key fast growing regional markets and being able to do... read more

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