Category Archives: satellites

TRB AFB 80 Summer Meeting

The Transportation Research Board’s AFB 80 Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies in Design and Construction Standing Committee is holding its summer meeting July 22 – 25, 2018 in Sacramento, CA. The event will be held at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel. Advance … Continue reading

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ICEYE Gets $34 Million for SAR Microsatellites

From an article by Michael Sheetz (@thesheetztweetz): ICEYE is a high tech start-up based in Finland that just secured another $34 million in financing for what they promise will be the world’s largest Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) microsatellite constellation. The … Continue reading

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Industry Engages with NGS to Modernize the National Spatial Reference System

As part of a Webinar Series the NGS is hosting “Industry Engagement to Modernize the National Spatial Reference System on June 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT.” This webinar will review a May 2018, NGS – hosted  workshop with commercial … Continue reading

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Geospatial Reference Videos

We can’t always assume that the earth is flat for all of our geospatial surveys. The use of GNSS certainly does not assume this to be the case. So I have been doing some research this week on geodesy and … Continue reading

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The Red Atlas

Ever wonder what the Soviet Union was doing about mapping during the Cold War? Well think about what they were doing in sports and by comparison you will start to get an idea of the level of sophistication and investment … Continue reading

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May the Forests Be With You

NASA is playing up the Star Wars theme with the coming launch of GEDI, a lidar sensor package that will be mounted on the International Space Station this fall with the primary mission being the 3D mapping of the world’s … Continue reading

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Virgin Orbit

The newest Virgin company is Virgin Orbit. As you can see from the photo (look close under the wing), Richard Branson is making another major investment, this time its building rockets and going into space to help launch the smallsat … Continue reading

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2018 JACIE Workshop Call for Abstracts

The JACIE Team (Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation) is excited to issue this Call for Abstracts for the 2018 JACIE Workshop. This year’s JACIE workshop will be held in College Park, Maryland on September 18-20′ 2018. The JACIE workshop focuses … Continue reading

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Fighting Wildfires with UAS

This excellent  article discusses the use of UAS, satellites and lidar to fight wildfires. The Fort McMurray wildfire in Canada, imaged above with the Japanese satellite Suomi NPP burned for more than six weeks and is now the largest on … Continue reading

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Separating Lidar Signal from Sunlight

This research paper begins with the premise that sunlight contamination dominates the backscatter noise in space-based lidar measurements during the daytime. The background scattered sunlight is highly variable and dependent upon the surface and atmospheric albedo. The scattered sunlight contribution … Continue reading

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