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SBIRS-4 has been declared fully operational. Next-gen OPIR has passed several design reviews. WASHINGTON — The fourth satellite of the Space Based Infrared System constellation has been declared fully operational, the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center announced June 6. The billion-dollar SBIRS GEO-4, built by Lockheed Martin, launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force
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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s government is moving to tighten its grip on the research institutions of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, despite protests by scientists against political control of the academy. FILE PHOTO: People march during a protest against government’s plans to overhaul the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary, June 2, 2019. REUTERS/Bernadett
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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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