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Planet to acquire VanderSat

Planet is set to acquire VanderSat, a leading provider of advanced earth data and analytics. Vandersat’s products help customers better measure and understand water management and crop health in major markets. Planet intends to leverage VanderSat’s technologies and products in further pursuit of bringing to market next-generation solutions that combine the best of commercial and public satellite data to provide clear and actionable information.

UP42 unveils very highresolution imagery

UP42 unveils very high-resolution optical imagery from the Airbus Pléiades Neoconstellation on the UP42 geospatial marketplace and developer platform. Pléiades Neo’s unique combination of 30cm native spatial resolution, daily revisit, and faster tasking/data delivery will benefit end users in all sectors.

Hexagon announces partnership with Airbus

Hexagon’s Geosystems division announced partnership with Airbus to integrate two Leica Chiroptera 4X bathymetric LiDAR sensors for maritime surveillance into the C295 MSA, Airbus’ Maritime Surveillance Aircraft. The new technology enables detection of underwater objects in near real-time, a significant innovation in the airborne bathymetry industry. The unique object detection feature enables real-time LiDAR data visualisation and analysis during the flight.

Valeo introduces its third generation LiDAR

Valeo has introduced its third generation scanning LiDAR system set for market debut in 2024. The new technology offers significantly enhanced performance, makes autonomous mobility a reality and provides previously unseen levels of road safety.

China successfully launches new remote-sensing satellites

China has successfully launched two new remote-sensing satellites from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 3:43 p.m on Nov 3, 2021. The satellites, members of the Yaogan-32 family, will be used for electromagnetic environment surveys and other technology tests. The launch was the third mission of Expedition-1S. Its first flight with a Long March-2C carrier rocket was in October 2018, when the pair sent the first group of satellites of the Yaogan-32 family into orbit.

DAT/EM releases guide on Summit Evolution

DAT/EM Systems International released a new guide on its Summit Evolution photogrammetric workstation. This software is an innovative photogrammetric tool that is available in several licensing levels and allows organizations to better discover and capture 3D information. It works with other photogrammetric software that businesses use to interpret 3D-mapping software. This software works by taking stereo imagery, which can be from several imagery types, and capturing 3D information. Examples of accepted formats include orthophotos, satellite imagery, aerial photos, close-range imagery, digital sensor photos, LiDAR, and synthetic aperture radar.

Tianwen-1 Mars probe enters final mission of global remote sensing

China’s first interplanetary probe mission has come to its final stage of global remotesensing exploration of the Red Planet after the Tianwen-1 orbiter successfully completed its fifth brake recently and entered a new mission orbit automatically.

The Tianwen-1 probe has so far completed all preset mission stages including being captured by Mars’ gravity, the orbiter-lander separation, the landing of the Zhurong rover, and the roving and exploration of the rover. It has come to the final stage of global remote sensing.

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