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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Observing Earth Today and Tomorrow: A National Plan

Humans have been observing Earth for a very long time simply because the conditions of the Earth are basic to our survival and our prosperity. Even the most ancient written records are filled with accounts of great floods, famines, and earthquakes. When to plant and when to harvest, how to use precious water resources most

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Harnessing Observations and Data About our Earth

The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) released a National Plan for Civil Earth Observations that aims to maximize the value of observations collected by Federal agencies of the Earth’s land surfaces, oceans, and atmosphere. The Plan is a blueprint for future Federal investments in and strategic partnerships to advance Earth observing systems

Friday, July 18th, 2014

UrtheCast and NanoRacks To Install Earth Observation Cameras On NASA Segment Of Space Station

UrtheCast Corp. announced that pursuant to its agreement with NanoRacks, LLC it plans to dramatically expand its Earth Observation data stream by operating state-of-the-art sensors on the NASA segment of the International Space Station (ISS).

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Planet Labs Set to Launch 28 More Satellites on Saturday

On Saturday (July 12th) at 10:14am Pacific / 1:14pm Eastern, Antares will launch, carrying 28 of our satellites to the International Space Station (ISS), from which they will be deployed within the next month. The 28 satellites will join the 11 satellites we just launched in June from Russia onboard a Ukrainian-built Dnepr rocket, and

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Demand for Nano and Microsatellites Increasing Across All Applications

NSR’s Nano and Microsatellite Markets report, released today, finds increasing reliability and capabilities driving uptake of 1-50 kg satellites across all applications, operators, and regions. In 2013 this nascent market surged into view with a trebling of total launches compared to 2012, and this higher launch rate will be sustained through the remainder of the

Monday, July 7th, 2014

exactEarth Releases New Viewing Platform for Dynamic Shipping Information

exactEarth Ltd., the leading provider of Satellite AIS data services, announced today the release of exactEarth ShipView™, providing customers with a modern web-based ship viewing tool. The ShipView platform is hosted entirely by exactEarth allowing users access from anywhere, any time.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

exactEarth and Genscape Announce Strategic Alliance

exactEarth Ltd., a leading provider of global maritime vessel data, is pleased to announce a new, expanded strategic alliance with Genscape Inc., the leading real-time energy information supplier to commercial markets. exactEarth and Genscape, having extremely complementary backgrounds and capabilities, are now looking to apply their respective technologies, resources, and experiences to jointly explore the

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Going Beyond Global Forest Change Modeling Toward Big Earth-system Sustainability

One of the more impressive earth observation achievements in recent years was the collaboration between Google and the University of Maryland to create a global forest change assessment and visualization. This effort was unprecedented in terms of the raw computing power applied to the substantial Landsat archive, and yielding results that opened a lot of

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Can we afford to ignore the importance of Earth observation for carbon and climate accounting?

We’re on the eve of the launch of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory – 2, a direct copy of a satellite that was lost in a rocket failure more than five years ago. This sensor’s promises to accurately account for the global measure of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth’s atmosphere, both for CO2 emitted, and

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Launch of SPOT 7 Completes Airbus Defence and Space Observation Satellite Constellation

The SPOT 7 Earth-observation satellite, designed and developed by Airbus Defence and Space, was launched successfully from the space centre in India. It will join SPOT 6 and Pléiades 1A and 1B in orbit, thereby completing the optical satellite constellation operated by Airbus Defence and Space. This constellation is one-of-a-kind in the optical satellite imagery

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