TAG: satellite imagery

DigitalGlobe releases images of Northern California wildfires

October 12, 2017By
The northwest fire line of the wildfire that devastated Santa Rosa, California, taken by satellite Oct. 10. (Satellite image ©2017 DigitalGlobe)

DigitalGlobe has released high-resolution satellite images of the wildfires burning in Northern California. These wildfires have killed at least 21 people, destroyed at least 3,500 structures, and burned more than 115,000 acres. The Oct. 10 images were collected using the Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) sensor on DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 satellite, which is uniquely able to pierce through the wildfire smoke to see... read more

DigitalGlobe selects Raytheon as satellite imaging payload provider

October 10, 2017By

Solution doubles DigitalGlobe’s capacity to collect 30-centimeter commercial satellite imagery. Raytheon Company has been selected by DigitalGlobe as the next-generation WorldView Legion satellite imaging constellation payload provider. Under the contract, Raytheon will deliver the telescopes, detectors and combined electronics to Space Systems Loral, the WorldView Legion space vehicle integrator. Raytheon’s new payload doubles DigitalGlobe’s capacity to capture multispectral and 30 cm... read more

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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

DigitalGlobe releases satellite imagery of Houston

September 5, 2017By
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DigitalGlobe released satellite imagery of Houston after Hurricane Harvey hit. Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast of Texas — just southwest of Houston — on Aug. 25. According to DigitalGlobe, the hurricane packed sustained winds at more than 130 miles per hour and has been identified as the largest single rainmaking event in continental U.S. history. The images show... read more

Boundless partners with Planet to expand image access

May 31, 2017By
A Planet image of Bingham Canyon Mine, Salt Lake County, Utah, taken March 10, 2013.

Boundless, an open GIS company, has announced a strategic partnership with Planet, the integrated aerospace and data-analytics company that operates history’s largest fleet of Earth-imaging satellites. The partnership enables Boundless customers to access the massive library of high-quality Planet imagery and fast-loading imagery basemaps within Boundless Connect. Starting today, Boundless Desktop users can access this content through the Boundless Connect plugin. Planet content... read more

Top 10 satellite images tell the story of 2016

January 26, 2017By
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The year 2016 was full of political, environmental and global events that will have lasting impacts all around the world. In the spirit of pictures being worth a thousand words, DigitalGlobe is offering a top 10 list of satellite images that defined 2016. Here is the first, for January. Click here to see the full list. read more

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NGA contracts with Planet for small satellite imagery

October 31, 2016By
Autumn in New Hampshire on Oct. 17.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has signed a $20 million introductory contract with Planet that will provide small satellite collection and coverage of most of the Earth’s landmass. The agreement is a step toward harnessing the potential, capabilities and services of the small sat and commercial imagery environment. The NGA will have access to a global imagery refresh every 15 days of most... read more

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Lockheed Martin to launch DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 satellite on Friday

September 15, 2016By
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Lockheed Martin is set to launch the WorldView-4 high-resolution imaging satellite for DigitalGlobe aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Sept. 16. WorldView-4, also built by Lockheed Martin, will capture photos and data about Earth. With the WorldView-4 satellite, DigitalGlobe more than doubles its ability to deliver images of Earth at 30-centimeter resolution — sharp enough to identify the make of... read more

Free Landsat Viewer brings Earth into focus

August 23, 2016By
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A free web tool has been launched for browsing satellite imagery from Landsat 8 — the Landsat Viewer. The tool was created by the start-up company Eos Data Analytics. EOS Data Analytics is an automatic cloud-based GIS analysis service. It uses a combination of satellite imagery, geospatial data, customer workflow information and consumer behavior principles to create deep, comprehensive GIS analysis. The Landsat... read more

WorldView-4 satellite heads to Vandenberg for September launch

July 13, 2016By
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Final preparations are underway at Lockheed Martin to ship DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 Earth imaging satellite to Vandenberg Air Force Base for a Sept. 15 launch. The Lockheed Martin team is completing final satellite testing and checkout before shipment. Testing includes calculating the weight and center of gravity of WorldView-4, completing a health check of major systems, and testing out image collection... read more