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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Esri Founder and President Jack Dangermond to Discuss Earth Observations by the Commercial Sector at GEO Week

REDLANDS, Calif.—October 17, 2017—Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, today announced that its founder and president, Jack Dangermond, will speak at GEO Week in Washington, DC to be held Monday, October 23, through Friday, October 27. The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is a partnership of more than 100 national governments and over 100

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Orbit Logic Scheduling Software Selected for NASA Wallops Ground Station

GREENBELT, MD  – Orbit Logic announced today that Kratos Defense Systems has selected Orbit Logic for software and services, including Orbit Logic’s STK Scheduler software, to modernize and enhance the scheduling solution for the NASA Wallops Atmospheric Sciences Research Facility (ASRF) Smallsat Ground Station (ASGS).  Orbit Logic is teamed with Kratos Defense Systems on a

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Sentinel-5P Successfully Launched to Monitor World’s Pollution

The Airbus built, pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has been successfully launched on a Rockot from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia at 09.27 GMT today. Sentinel-5 Precursor is part of the global monitoring programme “Copernicus”, a joint European Commission–European Space Agency undertaking which aims to acquire continuous and accurate Earth observation data and provide services

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

2017 Commercial UAV Expo Keynotes Focus on Drone Data Integration & Workflow

PORTLAND, MAINE – The organizers of Commercial UAV Expo, taking place October 24-26, 2017 at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, announced updates to its keynote roster, with industry professionals from DroneDeploy, Brasfield & Gorrie, The Beck Group, Frost & Sullivan, Skylogic Research, Intel and Arizona State University slated to present. Commercial UAV

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

U.S. Air Force Declares First Lockheed Martin GPS III Satellite “Available for Launch”

DENVER – Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the U.S. Air Force declared the first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built GPS III satellite “Available for Launch.”   The Air Force’s “AFL” declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin’s first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its

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

Winners of 2017 Luciad Geospatial Excellence Award Announced at the 2017 User Conference

Belgium: Recognizing the world’s most innovative geospatial technology, this year Luciad launched its Geospatial Excellence Awards. These prestigious plaudits both acknowledge and celebrate the most ground-breaking applications of geospatial technology. Belgium, Leuven – Over 300 geospatial professionals, developers and entrepreneurs from over 4 continents have gathered in Brussels for two days of geospatial collaboration, learning and networking

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

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