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Ground system ready for Joint Polar Satellite launch

November 9, 2017By

Newest version of Raytheon’s Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System is now operational Raytheon’s next-generation Common Ground System for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS CGS 2.0) is now operational, supporting 11 polar-orbiting satellites and delivering observations to NOAA’s National Weather Service almost 50 percent faster than before. Svalbard, Norway, is the location of the northernmost Joint Polar Satellite... read more

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DigitalGlobe releases satellite imagery of Houston

September 5, 2017By

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

USGS Provides Higher Level Landsat Data

June 3, 2015By

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has begun production of higher level (more highly processed) Landsat data products to help advance land surface change studies. One such product is Landsat surface-reflectance data. Landsat satellite data have been produced, archived, and distributed by the U.S. Geological Survey since 1972. Surface reflectance data products approximate what a sensor held just above the Earth’s... read more

DigitalGlobe Launches WorldView-3 High-Resolution Commercial Satellite

August 14, 2014By

DigitalGlobe, a  provider of commercial high-resolution Earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions, successfully launched WorldView-3, the company’s sixth and most advanced super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite. The satellite launched August 13 on a Lockheed Martin Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. “The successful launch of WorldView-3 extends DigitalGlobe’s commanding technological lead and will enable us to help... read more

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