Month: June 2019

WASHINGTON — World View announced June 5 it performed the longest flight to date of its stratospheric balloon, demonstrating its ability to carry out missions traditionally reserved for satellites. The company said its Stratollite balloon system recently completed a 16-day test flight, taking off May 18 from the company’s headquarters in Tucson, Arizona, and landing
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SAN ANTONIO — Mapping technology giant Esri announced a new imagery exploitation tool, ArcGIS Excalibur, in addition to partnerships with BAE Systems, Harris Geospatial, HawkEye 360 and Microsoft. ArcGIS Excalibur is designed to streamline search, discovery and image analysis for Esri ArcGIS enterprise customers, Esri announced May 31, ahead of the 2019 GEOINT Symposium here.
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A telescopic image of the World View balloon. Travis Deyoe, Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, University of Arizona Stratospheric startup World View flew a Stratolite high-altitude balloon for 16 days straight, in an effort to show the benefits of high-altitude remote sensing for customers. The mission included multiple examples of tight station-keeping for at least a day, in
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Lockheed senior fellow Mark Pritt: “Today there’s still a lot of manual labor involved in identifying what you’re seeing in those images.” SAN ANTONIO — Lockheed Martin is marketing a new artificial intelligence product that helps analysts identify objects in satellite imagery. In a demonstration, it searched the entire state of Pennsylvania and in two
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The supposed ‘hole in the Universe’ that is touted to be a billion light-years across and contain no matter and emit no radiation. Reality is far more interesting than the lies included in this image’s text. ESO, with text by IFLS Somewhere, far away, if you believe what you read, there’s a hole in the
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WASHINGTON — An industry advisory group will recommend significant changes to a proposal to revise commercial remote sensing regulations, arguing the current proposal falls short of what’s needed to keep up with the industry’s capabilities and needs. Members of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing, or ACCRES, spent half of their day-long meeting at
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