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GeoWrap: Russia to launch 15 EO satellites by 2020; Airbus Aerial to start operations and others

Airbus Aerial to start operations in Europe and the U.S.

US: Airbus has launched its new commercial drone startup called Airbus Aerial. With bases already existing in the U.S., and Europe, Airbus Aerial’s initial business will focus on developing new imagery services that leverage software and aerospace technology to offer actionable data and analysis of information provided by drones, satellites, high-altitude aircraft and other sources…(Read more)

Boeing, DARPA join hands to design and test Experimental Spaceplane program

US: Boeing and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have collaborated to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. Boeing will develop an autonomous, reusable spaceplane capable of carrying and deploying a small expendable upper stage to launch small satellites into low Earth orbit…(Read more)

Russia to launch 15 remote sensing satellites by 2020

Russia: To boost the Russian defense and security, develop the economy and social sphere, and increase the quality of the state’s governance, Russia will launch fifteen new remote sensing satellites by 2020, said the Russian President Vladimir Putin. Currently, the country has eight remote sensing satellites orbiting the Earth…(Read more)

EuroGeographics creates expert group to reinforce commitment to Copernicus program

Belgium: Members of EuroGeographics have launched an expert group to strengthen their commitment to providing harmonized pan-European geospatial data sets and services to Copernicus program. The move builds on the cooperation agreement signed earlier this year between the Association for European National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry Authorities and the European Environment Agency (EEA)…(Read more)

Trimble to acquire Müller-Elektronik, transaction to be completed in third quarter

US: Trimble has signed an agreement to acquire German precision farming solutions provider Müller-Elektronik. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017, under the German Act Against Restraints of Competition. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed…(Read more)

DCW 2017 to explore 6 key trends in digital construction

UK: DCW 2017 will cover 6 themes linked to the key trends associated with innovation, technology and the digital transformation of the Built Environment. Each year the event will grow with the addition and evolution of new sections and features. This year DCW will focus on; Industry Transformation, BIM, Geospatial, Visualisation, Smart Buildings, and Industry 4.0…(Read more)

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Indian rocket once banned by US will launch NASA-ISRO satellite

Time is a great leveler. In an interesting twist of events, the very rocket from Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) that was placed under embargo by the US government in 1992 will be used for the NASAISRO joint mission that entails launching an advanced satellite into orbit in 2021…(Read more)

Delhi Metro puts real-time earthquake warning system in place

earthquake warning system

With a sudden shake of a table or windowpane, and off we run in fear of an earthquake. And what if we are in a Metro rail? Have you ever thought how safe are we in the high-speed Metros if an earthquake hits us, especially in a high-risk city like Delhi? The good news is we are safe…(Read more)

In pics: ISRO’s achievements in the last three years

In pics: ISRO's achievements in the last three years

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has a track record of making any government proud with its work and world class achievements. And it’s no different for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who takes pride in being known as a space buff…(Read more)