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NASA Considers SpaceX’s BFR to Launch Telescope for Exoplanet Research

Yale University astronomy professor Dr. Debra Fischer said during the recent Exoplanets II conference that NASA is financially supporting a study that would look into the possibility of launching a space telescope using SpaceX’s upcoming BFR reusable rocket, Teslarati reported Monday. The Large Ultraviolet/Optical/Infrared Surveyor telescope, or LUVOIR, is being developed for use in the …

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NGA, Planet Sign CRADA for Imagery Extraction, Analytics

Planet and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency have partnered in an effort to increase the process for NGA to extract and analyze commercial imagery. Manuela McCabe, NGA’s Planet CRADA program manager, said in a statement published Thursday both parties signed a cooperative research and development agreement that could yield change detection services such as object monitoring, broad …

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PlanetRisk to Support DHS Cyber Programs Under $79M Contract; Paul McQuillan Comments

PlanetRisk has secured a potential five-year, $79 million contract to help manage the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity programs. The company said it will support DHS’ National Cybersecurity Program System as well as the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation and Enhanced Cybersecurity Services programs through the contract. PlanetRisk will also provide program management services to the …

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Google Machine Learning Tool Aids Discovery of 8th Planet Around ‘Sun-Like’ Star

NASA has discovered an eighth planet orbiting a Sun-like star named Kepler-90 using Google‘s machine learning tool. The space agency said Friday the machine learning platform identified the Kepler-90i planet by searching through data from the Kepler Space Telescope. Researchers Christopher Shallue and Andrew Vanderburg trained a computer, called an artificial neural network, to …

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Orbital ATK’s Minotaur C Rocket Brings 10 Planet Labs Remote Sensing Satellites Into Orbit

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 …

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Planet to Provide Imagery Access to DoD, Intelligence Community Under NGA Contract

Planet has entered a $14 million agreement with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to provide the Defense Department and the Intelligence Community with access to the company’s imagery of more than 25 regions of interest. NGA said Wednesday that the one-year subscription agreement, which was made through the company’s General Services Administration Information Technology …

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Planet to Provide NGA Global Nanosatellite Imagery Access; Robert Cardillo Comments

Commercial imagery provider Planet has been awarded a $20 million introductory contract to supply small satellite imagery of Earth’s landmass to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. NGA will have access to a global imagery collection called the Planet Feed every 15 days and share the feed with the National System for Geospatial Intelligence and …

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GovPlanet Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of Launch, Unveils GovPlanet EU; Jeff Holmes Comments

GovPlanet, IronPlanet’s online marketplace for used government equipment, has completed its second year of work to provide equipment to federal, state and municipal clients. The marketplace also launched an expanded platform designed to extend its offerings to customers in Europe as GovPlanet enters its third year, GovPlanet said Monday. “Our growth both geographically …

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OGSystems, Planet Forge Strategic Alliance to Develop Location-Based Intelligence Platform

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 …

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