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Three Earth Explorer ideas selected by ESA

Submit on Monday, September 24th, 2018 22:59

Three new ideas have been chosen to compete as the tenth Earth Explorer mission. The decision follows the release of a call for ideas in September 2017.

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DigitalGlobe to create geospatial cloud analytics hub for DARPA

Submit on Monday, September 24th, 2018 22:58

DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company, announced that it has been awarded a contract valued at US$3.2 million by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to provide an unclassified environment with multi-source content for geospatial cloud analytics.

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GHGSAT raises US$10 million in financing

Submit on Monday, September 24th, 2018 22:57

GHGSat, a company providing global emissions monitoring services, announced a US$10 million Series A2 financing led by OGCI Climate Investments. Building on GHGSat’s pioneering achievements in detecting and quantifying greenhouse gas emissions from industrial facilities around the world, the company will use the new capital to accelerate commercialisation efforts, expand its custom analytics services for its growing customer base, as well as fund the launch of an additional GHGSat satellite.

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UrtheCast announces signing of new US$25 million contract

Submit on Monday, September 24th, 2018 22:56

UrtheCast Corp announced that it has signed a binding contract for US$25 million to provide data from the company’s planned UrtheDaily Constellation to a long-established commercial Earth Observation operator and value-added services provider on the Indian subcontinent.

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H-IIB finally lifts off with HTV7 on board

Submit on Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 22:59

Rocket: H-IIB; Payload: H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI7” (HTV7); Date: 22 September 2018, 1752 UTC; Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan. A little more than 15 minutes after launch, the unpiloted HTV-7 cargo spacecraft successfully separated from the rocket and began its four-and-a-half day approach to the International Space Station.

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Ariane 5 cleared for 100th launch on 25 September

Submit on Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 22:58

Arianespace’s upcoming mission from the Spaceport in French Guiana – which will mark the heavy-lift Ariane 5’s 100th launch – has been cleared for lift-off next week with a dual-satellite payload.

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