Articles in the Imaging Category

Sep 2019 | No Comment

NASA and METI release ASTER Digital Elevation Model Version 3
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) of Japan jointly released Version 3 of the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM), recently. The ASTER GDEM is available at no …

Aug 2019 | No Comment

Airbus brings a SMILE to ESA
Airbus has been selected by the European Space Agency to build the European component of the SMILE satellite (Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer). SMILE will be the first joint satellite mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), following on from the success …

Jul 2019 | No Comment

ISRO establishes new public sector company
Indian Space Organisation ISRO establishes NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), a new public sector undertaking (PSU) to exploit the research and development work of the space agency, coproduce PSLV and launch satellites through SSLVs, reports PTI.
The main task of this PSU will involve the transfer of small technology to …

Jun 2019 | No Comment

Three High Performance Lenses by Phase One Industrial
Phase One Industrial has expanded its RS and RSM lens offering with three new high performance lenses for high-altitude aerial photography and long-range aerial and ground inspection applications. The 300mm AF, 180mm, and 150mm MK II lenses are designed to enhance the performance and flexibility of Phase …

May 2019 | No Comment

Satellite remote sensing used in water protection in Myanmar
Satellite remote sensing has transformed environmental law enforcers into clairvoyants with the help of an app on drinking water sources developed by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment.
The drinking water source enforcement app integrates satellite remote sensing images, water environment problems spotted by satellite, water …

Apr 2019 | No Comment

Successful anti-satellite missile test puts India in elite club
The Prime Minister of India announced that India successfully conducted an Anti- Satellite (ASAT) missile test, named Mission Shakti, becoming the fourth country in the world to demonstrate the capability to shoot down satellites in orbit. So far, only the United States, Russia and China have …

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 …