Another Modernized GPS Satellite Launched

A USA Air Force Modernized Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR-M) satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin, was launched successfully on 20th December from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II launch vehicle. Designated GPS IIR-18M, the satellite is the fifth in a series of eight Block IIR-M spacecraft that Lockheed Martin Navigation Systems has modernised for its customer, the Global Positioning Systems Wing, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. The Block IIR-M series includes new features that enhance operations and navigation signal performance for military and... (read more)
2008-01-02 09:14:34

Russian Arctic Under Satellite Control

Center of Space Monitoring of the Arctic Region was opened on 18th November at the Institute of the Information & Space Technologies of the Northern Arctic Federal University. The backbone of this centre is the national technology of Earth observation data reception and processing \"UniScan-36\", developed and manufactured by the ScanEx Research & Development Centre. The Institute of the Information & Space Technologies held a ceremonial opening of the Center of Space Monitoring of the Arctic Region. Chairman of the Arkhangelsk Region Assembly Vitaly Fortygin, general director of ScanEx RDC Vladimir Gershenzon and rector of the Northern Arctic Federal University... (read more)
2010-11-25 11:32:48

TanDEM-X Radar Satellite Deployed

The TanDEM-X radar satellite designed and built by Astrium (Germany) was successfully launched early this morning. At 04:14 hours CEST (08:14 hours local time), a Russian Dnepr launch vehicle carrying the huge satellite, which has a launch mass of more than 1.3 metric tons and measures five metres in length, lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Around ten minutes later, the satellite separated from the launch vehicl e's upper stage. The first signals from the satellite were received by the "Troll" ground station in Antarctica at 04.15 hours. TanDEM-X will operate in tandem with its almost identical twin,... (read more)
2010-06-21 03:10:02

GeoEye-1 Satellite Launch Successful

GeoEye has successfully launched GeoEye-1, the world's highest resolution, commercial Earth-imaging satellite. GeoEye's ground station in Norway relayed the downlink signal it received rom GeoEye-1 confirming that the satellite successfully separated from the second stage of the launch vehicle and began automatically initialising its onboard systems. Bill Schuster, GeoEye chief operating officer, said, "Based upon the data we saw, the satellite is performing properly and ready to begin the next phase towards meeting its mission requirements." GeoEye-1 will now undergo a calibration and check-out period before imagery products will be available for sale.Matthew O'Connell, GeoEye chief executive officer, said, "Later... (read more)
2008-09-08 10:36:15

Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2007

The fifth Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2007 took place from 6th to 8th March 2007 in the famous ‘Residenz München’, Munich, Germany. The summit was established as the European and international conference with global impact, featuring invited high-ranking international speakers from industry, science and government, all addressing the direction to be taken by satellite navigation now and in the future. The programme contained many excellent presentations on latest status and policy developments relating to all major providers of GNSS, including the EU, USA, Russia, India, Japan and China, and approximately 440 registrants from 28 countries attended. This event really is... (read more)
2007-05-15 12:00:00

Satellite Imagery of Israel's Fires

A satellite map of the Israeli disaster area was used by Emercom of Russia during their assistance in fire-fighting activities near Haifa city. Detailed imagery of IKONOS satellite from 4th December was used by ScanEx specialists to prepare and provide a satellite map of the fire-stricken are, where fire blazes and smoke plumes were detected.  The fires have been raging near the city of Haifa - the third in size city in Israel - starting 2nd December. According to the estimates of the experts over 2,000 hectares of forest have been burnt and over 40 people died. Fire brigades from... (read more)
2010-12-13 10:37:26

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

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

CARTOSAT-1 Satellite Data Agreement

Euromap GmbH (Germany) and ANTRIX Corporation (India) have agreed to expand Euromap's participation in the Indian Remote Sensing satellite program with the reception and distribution of high-resolution stereo imagery from the Cartosat-1 (IRS-P5) satellite.    Vatican City / Rome. The Indian constellation of Earth Observation satellites is marketed through ANTRIX, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), and Earth Observation Technologies LLC (EOTec) as agents for ANTRIX.  Under the terms of the new three year agreement with ANTRIX and EOTec, Euromap will have the exclusive distribution rights in Europe to receive and distribute Cartosat-1 data collected over... (read more)
2008-01-16 09:23:05

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
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