GOES-O Satellite Successfully Launched

The latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-O, soared into space after a successful launch from Space Launch Complex 37 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday 28th June 2009. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES-O satellite will improve weather forecasting and monitor environmental events around the world. The satellite is the second to be launched in the GOES N series of geostationary environmental weather satellites.     Approximately 4 hours and 21 minutes after launch, the spacecraft separated from the launch vehicle. The Universal Space Network Western Australia tracking site in Dongara monitored the spacecraft... (read more)
2009-06-29 09:33:10

Trimble Expands RTX Satellite Coverage

Trimble has expanded coverage of its satellite-delivered Trimble RTX technology to most of the world. RTX technology enables Trimble xFill: a new technique in RTK and VRS surveying that allows surveyors to continue working in the event that the primary RTK or VRS correction stream is not available. The announcement was made at Trimble Dimensions 2012. Trimble RTX technology, first introduced in 2011, combines real-time data and innovative positioning algorithms to deliver centimeter accuracy around the world. While RTX technology is available worldwide via IP and cellular delivery methods, Trimble RTX has been available via satellite L-Band only in North... (read more)
2012-11-09 09:33:29

Satellite Imagery to Shell Desktops

ER Mapper (Australia) has rolled out a new software solution for Shell exploration and production that makes Shell's twelve terabyte archive of satellite imagery available to users throughout the world. The solution was built by ER Mapper's enterprise services team and features the Image Web Server product, which uses patented image compression and serving technologies to provide a fast and responsive system, even when serving very large images to many users. Using a web browser, users simply zoom to a particular location to see the list of images available for that area. They can then ask for information about the... (read more)
2006-05-29 12:00:00

New Satellite Imagery Mapping Solution

DigitalGlobe (CO, USA) and DMTI Spatial Inc. (Canada) has announce the immediate availability of Satellite StreetView. Satellite StreetView is an imagery-mapping solution combining high-quality digital mapping data with the highest resolution satellite imagery commercially available on the market. This new product combines 60-centimetre resolution QuickBird orthoimagery of entire urban areas with precisely-aligned vector map layers resulting in a real-world depiction of Canadian ground features. The integration of CanMap Streetfiles provides users with street centerline data and address lookup functionality, fully integrated with the imagery. Satellite StreetView is currently available for Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Calgary. Montreal, Vancouver, Hamilton-Niagara, Halifax,... (read more)
2005-06-07 12:00:00

SPOT 7 Satellite Commercially Launched

SPOT 7, the Earth-observation satellite designed and built by Airbus Defence and Space, was commercially launched on 2 December, making its high-resolution imagery available to all users. Together with SPOT 6, Pléiades 1A & 1B, TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X, SPOT 7 makes Airbus Defence and Space the first operator in the world to offer customers a full palette of Earth-imaging data spanning multiple resolution and spectral wavelengths. This satellite constellation opens up opportunities for many applications, providing the latest images within an exceptional time frame. With the joined and integrated operation of SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 the acquisition capacity is... (read more)
2014-12-03 08:30:00

Sharper Satellite Images Guide Farmers

In the two years since DMCii added 22m multispectral imagery to its geospatial data portfolio, the detailed satellite views of the Earth's surface have proved to be useful tools for farmers facing growing challenges, such as the pressure to reduce fertiliser costs.     Acquired from the latest generation of DMC imaging satellites: UK-DMC2 and Deimos-1, this new class of data is employed every season for precision agriculture across countries including the US, Canada, the UK, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Lithuania, Russia and Japan, and accounts for 50% of DMCii's annual growth.   In precision agriculture, satellite data is used... (read more)
2011-11-15 09:23:00

2011 European Satellite Navigation Competition

The 8th European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is to be launched during a kick-off conference on 10th and 11th May 2011. The event, hosted by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London, is the first opportunity to learn about this year\'s competition.     The ESNC International Kick-off Conference will begin with a 'elevator pitch' on the evening of 10th May. Candidates can request the opportunity to present quick, five-minute pitches of their business ideas to a jury. This will be followed by a warm-up party on the Inmarsat premises, including guided tours of their Satellite Control Centre... (read more)
2011-05-09 02:06:18

China's Fourth Navigation Satellite Launched

China successfully launched its fourth navigation satellite, as a part of its satellite navigation and positioning network known as Beidou, or Compass system, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology via a statement posted on its official website. The satellite was launched from the Long March 3 carrier rocket. It will join another three satellites in orbit to form a network that will eventually consist of 35 satellites, said the statement.According to the plan, the system will provide navigation, time and short message services in the Asia and Pacific region around 2012. It will be capable of providing... (read more)
2010-06-07 12:14:35

Direct Access to Satellite Data

The expiring year witnessed the installation of the Alice-SC satellite data receiving and processing station at the Voyeikov Main Geophysical Observatory in St-Petersburg (Russia). The station has been developed and installed on the basis of observatory by the ScanEx specialists and enables to work with data, received from polar-orbiting meteo-satellites via L-band (1,7 GHz). The Main Geophysical Observatory (MGO), established in January 1849 by the Degree of the Emperor Nikolai I, is the oldest meteorological institution in the world. Now its specialists can handle meteorological satellites data of NOAA (USA), MetOp-A (European meteo-agency) and FengYun (China) in direct readout mode.... (read more)
2009-12-31 12:00:00

Business Chances in Satellite Navigation

The European GNSS Agency (GSA), in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport, organised the 'European GNSS Opportunities' workshop on 27 March 2013 at GSA’s headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic. Officials from GSA explained the possibilities of business activities in the field of the satellite navigation. About seventy representatives from the business community, research institutes and universities were informed about the support and opportunities available under the various instruments of the European Commission’s research and development programmes. Carlo des Dorides, GSA executive director, stated the development of the downstream market for GNSS applications is crucial. The GNSS core markets – road,... (read more)
2013-04-05 08:30:00
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