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Report: $248 Billion for Manufacture and Launch of 1,155 Satellites Over Next Decade

Market growth driven by newcomer governments and non-GEO commercial satellite systems According to Euroconsult's newly released research report, Satellites to be Built & Launched, 115 satellites will be launched on average yearly over the next decade (2014-2023). In comparison with last year's forecast, the number of satellites is stable while...

     

BAE Systems to Support National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Digital Map of the World Project Under $335 Million Contract

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded BAE Systems a $335 million contract to assist in transforming the collection, maintenance, and utilization of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) data and products. The award supports NGA's dynamic Map of the World project, which is giving U.S. military leaders clearer on-the-ground...

     

U.S. Virgin Islands Maps Need The National Map Corps Volunteers

Since August 2013, all 50 states have been available for editing with the USGS The National Map Corps (TNMCorps) volunteered geographic information project. Starting this month, TNMCorps is pleased to add the United States Virgin Islands to that list. Using crowd-sourcing techniques, TNMCorps encourages citizen volunteers to collect data about...

     

Surrey Satellite US Announces Second Orbital Test Bed Ride-Share Mission

Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) today announced plans for a second Orbital Test Bed (OTB-2) ride-share mission dedicated to carrying demonstration payloads, subsystems, and equipment into low-Earth orbit aboard a flight-proven satellite bus. Targeted for launch in the second quarter of 2016, OTB-2 will fly SST-US’s own experimental...

     

GEO Global initiatives develop tools to address post 2015 agenda key themes

Addressing post 2015 global agenda: The Group on Earth Observation, GEO, tackles global initiatives to develop tools to address key themes of the post 2015 global agenda (water management, food security, energy, disasters risk reduction).

     

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