A new groundbreaking tsunami warning system, based in Hyderabad, has been scheduled for launch in the first quarter of 2015. RegPoint is the European company that has created the technology. The warning service will have the ability to send SMS messages immediately to all mobile phones in a designated locality, pinpointing precise warnings, guidance or other information to a specific geographical region before a disaster strikes. It will be able to provide citizens, in the case of a tsunami, with accurate and rapid information on the size, scale and expected time of the disaster, as well as with advice on how best to secure their safety.
China launches Remote Sensing Satellite
China launched the Yaogan-22 remote sensing satellite into scheduled orbit from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. The satellite will be used for scientific experiments, natural resource surveying, estimating crop yields and disaster relief. It was carried by a Long March-4C rocket. The launch is the 195th mission for the Long March rocket family. www.spacenews.com
Deputy Head of Iran Space Agency (ISA), Hamid Fazeli, announced that Iran plans to launch three new satellites with indigenously-designed carriers into space in the near future.
“The launching of satellites such as Sharif Sat, Zafar (Triumph), Tolou (Sunrise) and Pars with powerful locally-designed carriers in the near future is on the agenda,” said Hamid Fazeli. Zafar is a monitoring satellite, which will be sent into a geostationary orbit around 36,000 kilometres above Earth’s equator. The satellite will reportedly have a lifespan of 18 months. Tolou satellite will also carry out remote sensing and topography missions, and will travel in an orbit of 500 kilometres above the equator. http://www.spatialsource.com.au/
India, Mexico sign MoU on space cooperation
India and Mexico have signed an MoU on space cooperation under which both sides will work together in remote sensing, satellite communication and areas relating to the peaceful use of outer space, besides taking the overall ties to a higher trajectory. Mexico has initiated reforms in the energy sector and both private and public sector Indian companies are looking for opportunities in the sector. http:// articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com
SimActive Introduces new technology for Mosaic creation
SimActive Inc. is pleased to announce Correlator3D™ version 5.4, with significantly faster mosaic creation and a further increase in quality. The process has been entirely revamped to profit from multi-core CPUs and solidstate drives (SSD), leading to a 600% increase in processing speed from previous versions. In addition, the new version introduces a DSM-based option for true orthorectification. Also, the automaticallygenerated seamlines now follow the most nadir trajectory. Moreover, an increase in color balancing robustness allows processing challenging projects where radiometry varies significantly.
Integrated airborne camera boresight and mobile INS drift control by Optech
Optech Inc released Lidar Mapping Suite (LMS) for airborne and mobile workflows, Optech LMS 3.0. It represents a major advancement for users of Optech ALTM, Lynx and digital imaging product lines for high-precision surveying applications. For the first time ever, a major sensor manufacturer has incorporated complete camera boresight and calibration capability within the same workflow as that of airborne and mobile lidar. This merging of complementary active and passive imaging technologies is a huge leap forward in processing productivity, with the opportunity to generate truly coincident datasets within a single workflow.
Singapore company plans to conduct airborne survey of India
A Singapore-based geology and oil company plans to make a presentation to the Indian governement on doing an airborne remote-sensing geophysical survey of the country to gather data for resource exploitation. The survey could help increase the potential of mineral resources in the country, said Sudipto N Mukerji, business development director at McPhar International, an airborne survey company of Neterwala Group. http://freepressjournal.in
CARIS releases HIPS and SIPS 9.0 and Bathy DataBASE 4.1
CARIS released its hydrographic data processing and bathymetric data management and analysis solutions. The latest releases of HIPS and SIPS 9.0 and Bathy DataBASE 4.1 feature significant enhancements, as well as providing streamlined connectivity and smart utilization of shared functionality.