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Salvage in Space: Galileo Satellites Recovered

March 27, 2015By

In August 2014, they were considered lost: Two Galileo satellites ended in the wrong orbit after their launch by a Soyuz from Kourou, French Guiana. Now the two satellites have been recovered and should be able to fulfill, at least partially, their mission, according to the ESA (the European Space Agency) — a situation made possible by the extended Galileo team, ESA... read more

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Galileo at Your Service

March 19, 2015By

On the eve of the Galileo 7 and 8 launch, the European Space Agency has created a short video to explain the value of the satellite constellation to its citizens. With the Galileo System, Europe will provide a full range of services and applications across many different areas for Europe and beyond. read more

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Counting Down to Galileo

March 17, 2015By

Galileo 7 and 8 launch on March 27. The Galileo satellite navigation system remains on track after successful in-orbit validation and the salvage for navigational testing of two satellites launched into an incorrect orbit. The mini-constellation of satellites in orbit plus their associated ground segment has allowed in-depth testing of the overall Galileo system, and the performance was good. Now... read more

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Galileo Boosters Prepped for March 27 Launch

March 11, 2015By

Two more full operational capability (FOC) Galileo satellites are scheduled for launch March 27. This video shows the four first-stage boosters of the Soyuz launcher being assembled in Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Assembly takes place on a horizontal basis, in the Russian manner. The video shows four thrusters assembled around the main body. After takeoff, the engines burn for... read more

what3words Uses 3 Words as Coordinates to Identify Location

March 5, 2015By

what3words explains its coordinates system based on words while at the 2015 Esri Federal GIS Conference, held Feb. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. what3words splits Earth’s surface into 57 trillion 3-meter by 3-meter squares, and gives each square a unique combination of three words — replicated in eight languages — that identifies the area. read more

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Pufferfish Spherical Display Integrates Esri ArcGIS Runtime

February 19, 2015By

Pufferfish, a multitouch digital display technology company, displays its PufferSphere product at the 2015 Esri Federal GIS Conference, held Feb. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. PufferSphere is spherical, 360-degree display system made for multinational corporations, public and private institutions. It is innovating the understanding of trends, phenomena and correlations in global data. read more

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CycloMedia Talks HD-Cycloramas, New App, Esri Partnership

February 13, 2015By

Paul Smith gives us updates from CycloMedia at the 2015 Esri Federal GIS Conference, held Feb. 9-10 in Washington D.C. CycloMedia launched an HD-Cyclorama with 360-degree, 100-megapixel panoramic images — a resolution 10 times higher than the previous generation Cycloramas. Smith also announced a partnership with Esri for street imagery and introduced its Streetsmart app. read more

ClearTerra’s Locate XT GIS Software Extracts, Outputs Spatial Data

February 12, 2015By

ClearTerra‘s Jeff Wilson gives a snapshot of the company’s Locate XT software while at the 2015 Esri Federal GIS Conference, held Feb. 9-10 in Washington D.C. The LocateXT software extracts unstructured textual documents into structured spatial output for GIS and spatial viewing platforms, including Esri ArcGIS and Google Earth. read more

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