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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Boeing’s Insitu to Provide Afghanistan with 8 ScanEagle UAS

Boeing subsidiary Insitu is being awarded a $47,037,076 delivery order for the procurement of eight ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in support of the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Read More at Defense World

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

ISRO Trying to Revive Link with Communication Satellite GSAT-6A

Indian space scientists and engineers are making all-out efforts to establish a link with the communication satellite GSAT-6A launched on March 29, said an official on Tuesday. Read More at Financial Express

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Russia & China to Merge Satellite Tracking Systems Into One Global Navigation Giant

Moscow and Beijing will team up to create an integrated navigation system based on Russia’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) and the Chinese BeiDou. The system will cover most of Eurasia. Read More at American Surveyor

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Google Maps Now Available in the Croatian Language

Google has announced that its popular mapping service Google Maps is now available in the Croatian language. Read More at Croatia Week

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Iran Develops Space Technology to Serve People

TEHRAN – Head of Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Morteza Barari says Iran has planned to develop remote sensing as well as communications satellites to serve the Iranian people in their daily lives. Read More at MNA

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

ADB, Afghanistan Launch GeoPortal to Improve Data Access, Sharing

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Afghanistan launched the “Afghan GeoPortal” to help increase the Government of Afghanistan’s access to accurate and comprehensive geospatial data from a central information system in the country. Read...

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Google Maps Rolls Out Wheelchair Accessible Routes in Sydney

The world’s most popular mapping service has introduced wheelchair-accessible transit routes, trialing the service in London, New York, Tokyo, Mexico City, Boston, and Sydney. Read More at Spatial Source

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Mysterious Russian Reconnaissance Satellite Successfully Launched

A small spacecraft built for the Russian military lifted off Thursday on top of a modified Soyuz booster, beginning a mission to reportedly test a compact Earth-imaging platform that could be used on future spy satellites. Read...

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Eyes in the Sky: Drones Deployed to Map Chennai

A first-of-its-kind project to map an Indian metropolis using drones began on November 21, 2017. With it, Greater Chennai Municipal Corporation (GCMC) Commissioner D. Karthikeyan set in motion a State government initiative that had waited for years...

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

China launches high resolution earth observation satellites

TAIYUAN — China on Saturday launched three Gaofen-1 imaging satellites as part of the country’s high-definition earth observation project. Read More at Brinkwire

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