GeoWrap: National agency will double Australia’s space industry; 3D laser mapping of...

GeoWrap: National agency will double Australia’s space industry; 3D laser mapping of Northland and more

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Trump names former Navy aviator to head NASA

US: US President Donald Trump announced Friday he plans to appoint James Bridenstine, a former navy pilot and Republican congressman, to head the US space agency NASA. Bridenstine, 42, who backed Trump during the US presidential campaign, had long been considered the favorite for…(Read more)

Northland government approves $800,000 fund for 3D laser mapping

New Zealand: Northland will be mapped in 3D with the government stumping up $800,000 for the project, which has been matched by Northland’s four councils. Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have announced the government(Read more)

Iran unveils Tehran UAV base for drones

Iran: Iran unveiled an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) base for its fleet of drones on Sunday. The Commander of Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Farzad Esmaili inaugurated the airstrip on Sunday, as the headquarters released a video of UAVs parked on the tarmac at the undisclosed site…(Read more)

UK-based Texo to launch UAVs for energy industry

UK: A UK-based technology company Texo Drone Survey & Inspection will premier a number of safe, unique and innovative asset survey & inspection applications for the oil and gas industry at the Offshore Europe conference and exhibition in Aberdeen next week…(Read more)

Morocco’s earth observation satellite to be launched by Arianespace in November

Morocco: Morocco’s first earth observation satellite is set to be launched by an Arianespace Vega space launch vehicle from Kourou in French Guiana on November 7 or 8, 2017. The kingdom’s first remote sensing satellite – currently designated as MN35-13 – has been built by Airbus(Read more)

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Satellite Imagery showcases the destruction of the Rakhine State in Myanmar

We know of the damage caused by the Hurricane Harvey in Texas; we are well aware of the flooding problems in Mumbai – but are we aware of the destruction that is happening in our very own backyard? The blazing fires in at least 10 areas of Myanmar’s Rakhine State, tells a different story…(Read more)

National agency will double Australia’s space industry

A national space agency in Australia would more than double the turnover and number of people employed in the industry in its first eight years, a new report has found. Italian economist Annalisa Piva has just completed a three-month stint with Defence South Australia…(Read more)