GeoWrap: Harris delivers third GPS satellite; DG announces SpaceNet Round 2 results...

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Harris delivers navigation package for third GPS III satellite

US: Harris has delivered its third navigation package to Lockheed Martin for use on U.S. Air Force GPS III satellites expected to first launch next year. The navigation system is mostly digital and has computers and atomic clocks shielded against radiation. “We are now in full production and on target(Read more)

DigitalGlobe signs 4-year contract to give satellite images’ direct access to Australia’s DoD

US: DigitalGlobe has announced that it signed a Direct Access Program (DAP) contract with the Australian Department of Defence. This multi-year agreement will allow the Australian government to access DigitalGlobe’s industry-leading commercial satellite imaging…(Read more)

UrtheCast signs contract worth exceeding $100M for the delivery of SAR-XL satellite

Canada: For the development and delivery of a dual-frequency stand-alone Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) operational-class satellite, UrtheCast has signed a contract with a confidential customer for the OptiSAR Constellation. The contract value has not been disclosed for confidentiality…(Read more)

DigitalGlobe announces SpaceNet Challenge Round 2 results and future challenges

US: DigitalGlobe has announced the SpaceNet Challenge Round 2 results and plans for the next two SpaceNet Challenges. A collaboration between DigitalGlobe, CosmiQ Works, and NVIDIA, the SpaceNet challenge leverages an online repository of publicly accessible satellite imagery(Read more)

FARO unveils FocusS 70 laser scanner in market

US: FARO has announced the latest addition of its FARO Focus Laser Scanner portfolio. Similar to FocusM 70, the FocusS70 also delivers industrial grade performance with an exceptional price/performance ratio. This includes an Ingress Protection (IP) Rating of 54 for use in high particulate…(Read more)

RAVAN CubeSat measures Earth’s outgoing energy

US: In order to test and measure Earth’s radiation imbalance to see if at all it is responsible for global warming and climate change, a CubeSat was launched into low-Earth orbit in November 2016. Data gathered by the satellite – Radiometer Assessment using Vertically Aligned Nanotubes (RAVAN) CubeSat…(Read more)

TBE, OAI to partner on MUSES and ISS commercialization

US: Teledyne Brown Engineering (TBE) and Oakman Aerospace (OAI) have announced a partnership centered on the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES) which was launched on June 3, 2017 and is currently operating aboard the International Space Station (ISS)…(Read more)

Airbus completes MetOp-C payload coupling

Germany: The third and final satellite of the MetOp polar-orbiting meteorological satellites mission, MetOp-C, is now almost ready after the successful coupling of its payload and service module. In preparation for the launch scheduled for October 2018 from Kourou, French Guiana…(Read more)

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Neumann Space to showcase space junk eating rocket at International Astronautical Congress

space junkIn a recent article, we had spoken about the upcoming South Australian start-up Neumann Space and its innovative product Neumann Drive. The spacecraft thruster not only has the potential to remove fragmented rocket parts, defunct spacecraft, and other space junk…(Read more)

Map showing the grim situation of flood in Bihar

Bihar flood mapBihar flood map shows the grim situation due to floods in Bihar. Situation continues to be grim with major rivers in spate breaching banks, inundating new areas and displacing thousands of people. The state’s Disaster Management Department has confirmed the flood death toll has risen to 56…(Read more)