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GeoWrap: NTT DATA and MapmyIndia to develop first 3D Map datasets for India; Space Flight Laboratory to showcase microspace technology breakthroughs and more

NTT DATA and MapmyIndia to develop first 3D Map datasets for India

India: NTT DATA Corporation, a global IT solutions provider, and MapmyIndia, India’s leading digital mapping, navigation and location technology company, announced today that they have partnered to develop India’s first large-scale 3D map datasets, named AW3D India. The joint undertaking will deliver unrivaled digital-elevation datasets on a fast, cost-effective basis, combining NTT DATA’s expertise and international experience in mapping and 3D technologies with MapmyIndia’s two-plus decades…(Read More) 

Space Flight Laboratory to showcase microspace technology breakthroughs at 4S Symposium in Italy, CANSEC Show in Canada

US: Space Flight Laboratory (SFL), a provider of complete microspace missions celebrating its 20th year in business, will showcase breakthroughs in Attitude Control, Modular Power Systems, and Propulsion technologies for small satellites at two international aerospace conferences this month. SFL, which was established in 1998 as a self-sustaining specialty lab at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), has developed nd refined these and other microspace…(Read More)

Expanded enterprise focus at largest commercial drone show in North America

US: InterDrone, The International Drone Conference and Exposition, announced today it has further expanded its enterprise-specific content with the addition of the Enterprise After Hours and vertical-specific tracks throughout the show. InterDrone, which is the largest commercial drone show in North America, will be held September 5 – 7 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, and is expected to draw more than 3,500 UAV professionals from around the world. The Enterprise After Hours will take place…(Read More)

UAE Space Agency conducts MeznSat preliminary design review

UAE: The UAE Space Agency, working in partnership with Khalifa University of Science and Technology and the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), has reviewed the preliminary design of the MeznSat 3U CubeSat, which is being developed to monitor and study the Earth’s atmosphere. The Preliminary Design Review (PDR) was held during a meeting at Masdar Institute and Chaired by Khaled Al Hashmi, Director of Space Mission Management at the UAE Space Agency. The meeting brought together…(Read More)

NOAA GOES-17 shares first light imagery from Geostationary Lightning Mapper

US: The Geostationary Lightning Mapper onboard GOES-17, like the one on board NOAA GOES East, is transmitting data never previously available to forecasters. The mapper observes lightning in the Western Hemisphere, giving forecasters an indication of when a storm is forming, intensifying and becoming more dangerous. Rapid increases of lightning are a signal that a storm may strengthen quickly and could produce severe weather. During heavy rain, GLM data can show when thunderstorms are stalled…(Read More)

Kratos receives $38 Million in Unmanned Systems Contract Awards

US: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Unmanned Systems Division (KUSD) has recently received approximately $38 million in high performance unmanned aerial drone aircraft, systems, and related product contract awards.  KUSD is a leading provider of affordable high performance unmanned aerial threat representation target drone systems and tactical drone systems or force augmentation, multiplication, distributed lethality…(Read More)

UTC Aerospace Systems unveils lightweight, laser-compliant optical payload For Unmanned Aerial Systems

US: At the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) today, UTC Aerospace Systems announced the release of its new TASE400 LD optical and laser designation payload system for small to midsize UAS (unmanned aerial system) applications. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. At 7 inches in diameter and 10.6 pounds, with a laser designator that is fully compliant with NATO STANAG 3733, the TASE400 LD is one of the industry‘s lightest laser-compliant optical payload…(Read More)