Earth Observation

SkyWatch and Wyvern partner on hyperspectral data delivery

Satellites play an important role in agriculture.

SkyWatch is once again in the news. After getting its Series A round of funding closed early in 2020, the company has been relatively quiet. However, over the past few weeks the company has had several announcements including its Series B round of funding. Now comes news of a new Canadian partner in Wyvern for hyperspectral data. This page is for subscribers only. Already a …

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The Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing is virtual once again

The 42nd Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing

The 42nd Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing is once again virtual again this year and will be held between June 21-24, 2021. It’s unfortunate for the city of Yellowknife who were supposed to host the conference last year only to see it go virtual. Then they hoped to host the event this year only to see it once again go virtual. Maybe next year? Regardless, …

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Space Alpha Insights awarded $2 million for SAR satellite on-board processing technology (Corrected)

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image of Victoria, Canada

The Canadian Space Agency has awarded Space Alpha Insights Corp. a $2 million Space Technology Development Program contract to develop Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite on-board processing technology. In an earlier version of this story SpaceQ said that EarthDaily Analytics was awarded this contract. While technically true from the Canadian government perspective, the actual contract will eventually be awarded to SpaceAlpha Insights Corp. This is the …

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Earth Observation industry is missing opportunities

European Space Agency Sentinel-2 Earth observation image of Vancouver, Canada July 29, 2019

Industry representatives came together at the GeoIgnite virtual conference for a very frank conversation on the business of optical-based Earth Observation (EO) and radar-based Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) on April 22nd at the “Spatial Finance, New Markets for Earth Observation” panel. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE …

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Earth observation experts welcome budget funding, outline their own suggestions

First engineering image captured by an RCM satellite with Google Map for reference

Earth observations in Canada will require a next-generation synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and further integration of data products to keep up with the growing needs for monitoring the country, according to a panel of geospatial directors at the virtual GeoIgnite conference. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE …

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