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Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Airbus-Built Full Electric EUTELSAT 172B Satellite Reaches Geostationary Orbit in Record Time

Paris / Toulouse – The EUTELSAT 172B spacecraft, built by Airbus for Eutelsat, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, has now reached geostationary orbit, breaking the record for the fastest satellite electric orbit raising (EOR).   EUTELSAT 172B was launched by Ariane 5 from Kourou, in French Guiana, on 1 June 2017. The Airbus

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Mapbox Announces $164 Million Series C Financing Led by the SoftBank Vision Fund

SAN FRANCISCO – Mapbox, the mapping and location platform for developers, today announced a $164 million Series C funding round led by the SoftBank Vision Fund, with participation from existing investors including Foundry Group, DFJ Growth, DBL Partners, and Thrive Capital. Mapbox provides developers and businesses with maps, location search, and direction services that are specific

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

FLIR Systems Awarded $6.8 Million Contract for Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems for Australian Army

WILSONVILLE, Ore. – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) has been awarded a $6.8 Million firm-fixed-price order to deliver Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS) in support of the Australian Army. The units delivered under this contract will support platoon and troop level organic surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. The Australian Army previously purchased the Black Hornet PRS

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Flirtey Partners with Pioneering Ambulance Service to Launch First Emergency Drone Delivery Program in United States

RENO, Nev.– Flirtey, the leading drone delivery service, and REMSA, a community-integrated emergency medical services provider, today announced a partnership to launch the first automated external defibrillator (AED) drone delivery service in the United States. Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of natural death in America, with more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cases each year, according

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Tools Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico Could Have Put to Good Use

Washington, DC — Resilience is often conflated with climate change adaptation and infrastructure, but this oversimplification may be limiting our ability to overcome the complex challenges facing our global community. The failure of international efforts to surmount problems of environmental degradation, fossil fuel dependence, economic inequality, and persistent social injustice means that resilience-building efforts at

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Going Digital: Bentley Completes Rollout of its CONNECT Edition Application Portfolio, Fully Enabling a Comprehensive Modeling Environment for Infrastructure

SINGAPORE — The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference — 11 October 2017 — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the completion of its CONNECT Edition application portfolio for design, analytical, construction, and asset performance modeling of infrastructure. The CONNECT Edition’s comprehensive modeling environment supports aligned

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Going Digital: Bentley Announces iModel 2.0 Cloud Platform and Its iModelHub Cloud Service – Automating Change Synchronization, Digital Alignment, and Immersive Visibility

SINGAPORE — The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference — Today, Bentley Systems’ founder Keith Bentley introduced the company’s “iModel 2.0” cloud platform and its first new service, iModelHub, to accelerate “going digital” for users of its ProjectWise Design Integration services. Without requiring changes to existing BIM applications or processes, the iModelHub cloud service, invoking application-specific

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

FLIR Announces DM285 Industrial Thermal Imaging Digital Multimeter

WILSONVILLE, Ore. – FLIR announced today the FLIR DM285™ industrial thermal imaging digital multimeter clamp meter, an industrial inspection, troubleshooting and diagnostic tool for electrical distribution, electro-mechanical, heating, ventilation, air conditioning/refrigeration (HVAC/R), and electronics equipment applications. Powered by the FLIR Lepton microcamera thermal core, the DM285 combines thermal imaging with electrical measurement features in one

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

UltiSat Awarded CTC Task Order to Provide Commercial SATCOM Services for Global Hawk UAV Operations

GAITHERSBURG, Md.- UltiSat, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end managed satellite communications networks and high-touch professional services, announced that it was recently awarded a COMSATCOM Transponded Capacity (CTC) task order by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO) under the Future COMSATCOM Services Acquisition (FCSA) Schedule 70 contract vehicle. Under

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

DARPA Awards Aerojet Rocketdyne Contract to Develop Hypersonic Advanced Full Range Engine

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), has entered into an agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and ground test an innovative propulsion system under the agency’s Advanced Full Range Engine (AFRE) program. “Through the AFRE program, we aim to mature the design

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