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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will have an exclusive ground station in Hyderabad to collect and relay remote sensing data from multiple low-earth orbit satellites to customers all over the world. This is expected to come in handy to manage the huge amount of remote sensing data relayed to ground stations as India plans to launch at least 30 such earth observation satellites within the next 10 years, according to V Jayaraman, Director, National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC).
DG’s satellite imagery for Chinese navigation companies
DigitalGlobe (DG) is supplying the digital imagery for enhanced navigation solutions from three Chinese companies: China Mobile, YF International and Hazens. The opportunity to supply imagery to China Mobile is a significant development for the company and for next generation mobile navigation solutions in the region, according to Rafay Khan, DigitalGlobe’s Senior VP of Commercial Sales.
China and Pakistan signed a number of trade deals worth about USD 10 billion, said Wen Jiabao, Chinese Premier. One of them is on remote sensing satellite between the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission and the China Great Wall Industry Corporation.
GeoEye to buy SPADAC for USD 46million
GeoEye has agreed to purchase 100% of the stock of SPADAC Inc., a geospatial predictive analytics company, for USD 46 million in cash and stock. SPADAC provides geospatial predictive analytic solutions to over 40 customers in defence, intelligence and homeland security.
PCI Geomatics to deliver GXL satellite processing system
PCI Geomatics has been awarded a contract, worth USD 700,000, to deliver GeoImaging Accelerator (GXL) Satellite processing system to a key customer in the Asia Pacific region.