Articles in the Imaging Category

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 …

May 2018 | No Comment

Airbus adds extra precision to Sentinel-3 satellite altimetry
A new highly precise MicroWave Radiometer (MWR) built by Airbus is ready to start operations after the launch of the Sentinel-3B satellite built by Thales Alenia Space as prime contractor for this program. It is one of the essential instruments of the Sentinel3 spacecraft, measuring atmospheric humidity …

Apr 2018 | No Comment

India and France agree to enhance cooperation in space technology
India and France issued a Joint Vision for Space Cooperation, during the recent visit of French President, Mr Emmanuel Macron, to India.
The vision lists specific areas for future cooperation between the Indian and French space agencies, ISRO (Indian Space Research Organistion) and CNES (Centre …

Mar 2018 | No Comment

Key role of Bathymetry in aquaculture siting project
British Engineering and Scientific Consultancy Firm, BMT, is using Satellite Derived Bathymetry from TCarta as a critical dataset in the selection of new fish farming sites in the Arabian Gulf. BMT is performing the site selection work on behalf of Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD).

Feb 2018 | No Comment

Iridium announces date for fifth Iridium® NEXT Launch
Iridium Communications Inc. announced that the fifth Iridium NEXT launch has been targeted by SpaceX for March 18, 2018. The first of four launches planned for 2018, Iridium-5 will deliver 10 more Iridium NEXT satellites to orbit, bringing the total number of new satellites deployed to 50.