Planet Labs’ 10 remote sensing satellites took off Tuesday aboard the Orbital ATK-built Minotaur C rocket that launched at 2:37 p.m. Pacific time from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Four Planet’s Dove satellites launched into sun-synchronous orbit approximately 350 miles above the Earth following the deployment of six SkySat spacecraft into space, Orbital …Read More »
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TeleCommunication Systems will supply Planet Labs with the X/Y Tracking Antenna Systems to help track the Flock-1 Earth-imaging satellite constellation. TCS said Wednesday that features of the tracking antennas for the low-Earth orbit satellites include uplink satellite command and imaging data reception. “Capturing these high-resolution views of the earth at significant volume is a major …Read More »
OGSystems will team with Planet to build a location-based intelligence platform that combines commercial remote sensing, big data and cognitive analytics. The companies said Monday the BlueGlass platform will work to offer real-time insights delivered through situational awareness, anomaly alerting and reporting on activities that could lead to potential risks to user operations. “OGSystems’ vision for BlueGlass …Read More »
Capella Space has appointed three new vice presidents to lead the company’s product engineering, go-to-market and business strategy and U.S. government services. Scott Soenen, a 15-year veteran in geospatial intelligence, joined the aerospace company as VP of product engineering, Capella said Thursday.
Orbital Insight Raises Funds for Satellite Imagery Analytics Tool Development; George Hoyem Comments
Orbital Insight has raised $20 million in total funds for the development of algorithms that work to analyze satellite and unmanned aerial vehicle-based imagery in order to generate data-driven insights for use in decision making. The Palo Alto, California-based company secured $15 million in a GV-led funding round and another …Read More »
Omar Balkissoon helped to start Chantilly, Va.-based OGSystems in 2005 and has served as CEO of the systems integration contractor ever since. The company made a push to grow its geospatial market footprint earlier this year through the acquisition of Urban Robotics, a maker of aerial data collection technology. Balkissoon recently caught up …Read More »