Articles in the Imaging Category

Mar 2019 | No Comment

Microsatellite contract to Space Flight Laboratory
The Canadian Department of National Defence has awarded a C$15 million contract to Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) for development of multipurpose microsatellites to support Arctic surveillance. Upon successful completion and testing of the prototype, two additional microsatellites will be …

Feb 2019 | No Comment

The National Monuments Service in Ireland is using high-resolution aerial photography from Bluesky to map and investigate a giant…

Jan 2019 | No Comment

ISRO to launch two satellites under IDRSS
As a part of its proposed manned space mission, India will launch the Indian Data Relay Satellite System (IDRSS) to improve data relay and communication links with its remote sensing/earth observation satellites. The first one is expected to be launched in 2019.
The two-satellite IDRSS will maintain a continuous communication …

Dec 2018 | No Comment

New China-Brazil Earth resources satellite in launch in H2 2019
The China-Brazil Earth Resource Satellite- 4A (CBERS-4A) will be launched in the second half of 2019, according to Li Guoping, secretary-general of the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
With a spatial resolution of two metres, the CBERS-4A satellite will offer the highest precision among CBERS satellites, though …

Nov 2018 | No Comment

Converts static scans into immersive 360° imagery
NavVis can now automatically convert E57 point cloud files into interactive, realistic 360° walkthroughs, following the latest software upgrade to IndoorViewer. It is a web-based application that displays realistic digital twins using 360° panoramic images, point clouds and maps generated by 3D scanning devices. Users can move around …

Oct 2018 | No Comment

UK radar satellite NovaSAR-1 successfully launched
The radar imaging satellite NovaSAR-1, carrying an Airbus S-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) built in Portsmouth, has been launched successfully on a PSLV launcher from India. The spacecraft was built under the leadership of Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, an Airbus subsidiary.
The innovative small satellite will be used to …

Sep 2018 | No Comment

Ocean’ satellite Sentinel-6A beginning to take shape
The integration of Sentinel-6A, the first of two satellites to continue measuring sea levels from 2020, has reached a new milestone and its critical phase: the propulsion module has been “mated” with the main structure of the satellite at Airbus.
In a complex operation, the Airbus satellite specialists …

Aug 2018 | No Comment

Airbus wins two ESA studies for Mars Sample Return mission
Airbus has won two studies from the European Space Agency (ESA) to design a Sample Fetch Rover and an Earth Return Orbiter. These two elements will be critical parts of a mission to return samples of the planet Mars to Earth before the end of …

Jul 2018 | No Comment

Airborne LiDAR to be used to survey electricity network in Queensland
Powerlink will use aerial surveying technology to undertake an engineering assessment of their Northern and Central transmission network. Working with NM Group, the project will use helicopter laser (LiDAR) scanning to identify maintenance issues and update records on over 3000 km of powerline.
Provided …

Jun 2018 | No Comment

Airbus teams up to develop Space CARBon Observatory
The SCARBO (Space CARBon Observatory) project for improved measurement of greenhouse gases has been officially kicked off. It is funded by the European Union (EU) Horizon 2020 Programme and will be implemented by a consortium of seven European organisations led by Airbus.
The project aims at solving …