Developing autonomy for commercial survey

Fugro has signed a joint development agreement with L3 ASV, a leader in the field of unmanned and autonomous vessel technology, to create the next generation of autonomous vessels for the commercial survey market. The partnership brings together the expertise of both companies for the joint development of a variety of fit-for-purpose unmanned surface vessels […]

Handheld computer for flexible field data collection

Trimble has launched its Nomad 5 rugged handheld computer, built for tasks such as data collection, asset management and inspections. The flexible, all-in-one device features a streamlined form factor, a 5-inch sunlight-readable touch screen and an Android 8.1 operating system. It is certified to military (MIL-STD-810G) specifications for ruggedness and includes an all-day, user-replaceable battery, […]

Mobile scanner range adds indoor-outdoor flexibility

GeoSlam released its Zeb-Horizon at InterGEO in October 2018, its next generation handheld 3D laser scanner, capable of rapidly capturing intricate indoor and outdoor measurements up to 100 m away. The scanner, which complements the existing ZEB range, is the company’s first new product since its merger with 3D Laser Mapping. Using simultaneous, localisation and […]

Attachable keyboard for rugged tablet

Juniper Systems released an attachable alphanumeric keyboard for its popular Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet. The keyboard provides a full backlit Qwerty keyboard in a one-piece, rugged package, and helps make data entry faster. It has a sleek, lightweight (226 g) design for comfortable all-day use, and is responsive and rugged. Rated IP68 and MIL-STD-810G, it […]

Aviation school launches e-learning platform

Cranfield Aviation Training most recent training addition is remote pilot license training for drones. The training school already offers over 80 courses and certifies over 6000 students per year. To ensure its longevity as a provider of training in aviation it needed to meet the demands of the new learner and therefore embarked on a […]

Radar satellite data partnership continues

Airbus Defence and Space will continue to provide access to its radar satellite data to Ursa Space Systems (Ursa), a data fusion and analytics company. Both parties signed a new four-year contract after having started their cooperation in 2015. Under this agreement, Ursa will analyse and fuse radar data with additional information sources to provide […]

National space agency purchases cube-sat data

Planet has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement with NASA’s Earth Science Division, which establishes a way for the agency to purchase Planet data for scientific evaluation over the next twelve months, with the option to extend an additional three years. The agreement sets a precedent for how NASA purchases commercial services and assess their […]