Airborne lidar for mountain and forestry surveys

Asia Air Survey in Japan has taken delivery of a Teledyne Optech ALTM Galaxy T1000 for use in their forest resource management initiatives, road and railway facility management, as well as slope stability monitoring activities. With 70% of Japan covered in mountains and hillsides, the country can be very susceptible to geomorphic hazards, such as […]

Cost-efficient addition to total station series

Topcon Positioning Group announced the GM-50 as an addition to its GM line of manual total stations designed to provide fast and accurate measurements in a cost-effective package. In a compact design, the GM-50 offers high-end performance and functionality for jobs such as site layout or as-built survey. The beam is designed to offer a […]

Extra precision added to Sentinel-3 altimetry

A highly precise MicroWave Radiometer (MWR) built by Airbus is ready to start operations after the launch of the Sentinel-3B satellite built by Thales Alenia Space. Sentinel-3 is the Copernicus operational wide-swath medium resolution ocean and land mission, and is designed to provide continuity to optical and altimetry data of the Airbus built Envisat mission, […]

UAV company passes two safety audits

Rocketmine, a Delta Drone Group subsidiary, has obtained both Basic Compliance Verification (BCV) and Basic Aviation Risk Standards (BARS) certifications after almost a year of auditing through independent consultants SGS Aviation Compliance. The company’s own Safety and Quality departments, in conjunction with qualified pilots and operational staff, drew on daily safety experience and practice to […]

High speed satellite imagery transfer service realised

The Airbus-operated SpaceDataHighway has begun regularly relaying data from the Sentinel-2A satellite, after the successful end of the commissioning period. This marks the start of the service using all four Copernicus Sentinel satellites. The service will comprise a system of relay satellites permanently fixed over a network of ground stations, with the first satellite, EDRS-A, […]