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Jan 2021 | No Comment

Department 13 has placed its industry-leading advanced drone technology in front of global defence and security sectors after being recognised as a member of the Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN).
It marks yet another milestone for the Australian drone technology company since it re-launched earlier this year to service government, private and public sector enterprises.
Department …

Jan 2021 | No Comment

Teledyne e2v’s Space Imaging team, a part of the Teledyne Imaging Group, has secured funding from the UK Space Agency’s National Space Innovation Programme (NSIP) that will demonstrate and help support intelligent image processing platforms. The funding is in response to the 2020/2021 NSIP theme for “Earth Observation to Tackle Climate Change” and will be …

Jan 2021 | No Comment

In a step to strengthen the drone ecosystem of India, the finance ministry has given the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) approval to set up a Drones Directorate. Currently, the Directorate consists of eight DGCA officials.
The Directorate, while primarily focusing on managing the drones’ ecosystem in the country, will also look into delays in …

Jan 2021 | No Comment

A Finnish city is using an AI specialist to digitise its public buildings and help it become carbon neutral.
Hyvinkään Lämpövoima, the district heating company owned by the city of Hyvinkää (situated 30 miles north of Helsinki), has engaged AI specialist Nuuka to digitise the city’s public buildings.
Hyvinkää has a target of reducing its greenhouse gas …

Jan 2021 | No Comment

TomTom (TOM2), the leading independent location technology specialist, has announced that its full stack of navigation components – maps, connected navigation, and real-time traffic services – has been chosen by Mitsubishi Motors to power the new Eclipse Cross’ infotainment system. The restyled SUV is the latest Mitsubishi model to be equipped with TomTom’s automotive-grade solution; …

Dec 2020 | No Comment

The Galileo Service was affected from Dec 14, 00:00 UTC by an anomaly in the time determination function of the ground segment of the system.
This resulted in signals flagged as MARGINAL (SISA=NAPA) for all satellites. During this period, pseudorange errors in excess of nominal performance were experienced by user receivers.
The system was reconfigured and restored …

Dec 2020 | No Comment

The U.S. Space Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $511 million contract for two new GPS 3F satellites. The contract was finalised on October 7th, on the basis of a 2018 deal.
GPS 3F, the latest version of the satellites, offer global positioning, navigation, and timing services. They are also equipped with a completely digital navigation …

Dec 2020 | No Comment

The Earth observation satellite FalconEye was successfully launched from the European Spaceport (CSG) in Kourou, French Guiana, on December 2nd, by an Arianespace Soyuz rocket.
Owned and operated by the United Arab Emirates, FalconEye was developed by Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space as co-prime contractors.
The FalconEye system will support the needs of the …

Dec 2020 | No Comment

FlytBase, Inc has announced the release of hardware-agnostic cloud-based drone APIs, enabling enterprises to easily integrate drones with their business applications. Drones are rapidly transitioning into fully-automated commercial tools that are being deployed for a range of applications, e.g., aerial security, delivery, public-safety, inspections, surveys.
With increasing levels of automation, scale, and sophistication of these use-cases, …

Dec 2020 | No Comment

With the aim of increasing the production capacity and competitiveness of local companies, the Brazilian government has announced the launch of a national innovation network focused on artificial intelligence (AI). The announcement of the AI Network follows launch of Artificial Intelligence Center (C4AI), Brazil’s largest research facility focused on AI.
Developed as the result of cooperation between …