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Category: Sensors

01 February 2013

DigitalGlobe and GeoEye have combined

by Santosh Singh
Two leading providers of earth observation and geospatial analysis, DigitalGlobe and GeoEye, have finalized their combination. Since their announcement about intention to merge last year, the amalgamation has finally came through with approval.

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31 January 2013

Image of the Day : Diego Garcia

by Santosh Singh
The Chagos Archipelago, also known as Chagos Islands, is a group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, the largest of which is Diego Garcia. The islands forming the Chagos Archipelago are administered by the United Kingdom as the British Indian Ocean Territory.

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27 January 2013

Breaking New Ground with WorldView-3

by Santosh Singh
DigitalGlobe is going to add WorldView-3 to its satellite constellation in support of the NGA’s EnhancedView program. ITT Exelis is currelntly building the imaging system, which will include a sensor subsystem and an optical telescope unit.

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25 January 2013

Landsat 8 to continue the legacy

by Santosh Singh
No discussion about earth observation and Remote Sensing is complete without a mention of Landsat satellites. The Landsat program is the longest running endeavor for acquisition of satellite imagery of Earth.

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19 January 2013

SPOT 6 declared “good to go”

by Santosh Singh
The brand new SPOT 6 was officially declared “good to go” after the completion of technical commissioning. All functions and performance are nominal, in some cases even exceeding specifications.

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18 January 2013

Pléiades 1B going strong and healthy

by Santosh Singh
Pléiades 1B is second in the series of 2 satellites to be launched by France as part of the Orfeo programme. The Orfeo programme is a project of the European Space Agency scheduled for completion in 2017.

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17 January 2013

Enhanced Line Rate imagery

by Santosh Singh
A new term doing rounds of Remote Sensing circles is Enhanced Line Rate imagery. What actually is Enhanced Line Rate? Pushbroom sensors such as IKONOS acquire data using a line of sensors arranged perpendicular to the flight direction of the spacecraft.

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16 January 2013

Musings on GeoEye-2

by Santosh Singh
A new Earth imaging satellite launch generally means breaking barriers of technology and pushing the envelope to cover more space more efficiently.

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