Radio frequency satellite constellation receives further funding

HawkEye 360 Inc., which uses formation flying satellites to create a radio frequency (RF) data and data analytic products, has announced that it has secured $70-million in Series B financing. This financing capitalises the company’s plan to include buildout and launch of its commercial satellite constellation and development of its line of RF analytic products […]

Scanning one of the world’s largest statutes without GPS

Emesent’s Indonesian distributor, Halo Robotics, has completed a proof of concept with Hovermap, mapping the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue in Bali, Indonesia. At 121 m tall, this is the third tallest statue in the world, and 30 m taller than the Statue of Liberty. Hovermap is plug-and-play with a variety of DJI drones. For this […]

Commercial satellite to measure major air pollutants hourly

Maxar Technologies will integrate and fly NASA’s Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument on a 1300-class satellite in geostationary orbit. The satellite will be the first space-based instrument to provide hourly monitoring of major air pollutants during the daytime across the North American continent at high spatial resolution. TEMPO is a UV-visible spectrometer that […]

Mobile data collection for all platforms

ArcGIS QuickCapture 1.1 now supports all mobile platforms (iOS, Android and Windows). This new release includes user interface improvements to streamline field data capture and improve project authoring. Also new in this release is the QR code functionality to scan an ArcGIS Enterprise URL should you deploy the app again a local instance of the […]

New version of Android survey app released

Tersus GNSS has released the latest version of the Nuwa App, version The app is a survey application for the Android operating system. Nuwa allows users to connect the Tersus David GNSS receiver via Bluetooth or USB and turning any Android devices into an RTK base, rover or GIS data collector. It is simple, […]

Sentinel-6A ocean satellite completed and ready for testing

Airbus has completed the ocean satellite Copernicus Sentinel-6A, and which will over the next six months undergo an extensive series of tests to prove its readiness for space. It is scheduled to be launched in November 2020. The satellite will carry out high-precision measurements of ocean surface topography. It will measure its distance to the […]

High-precision GPS/INS enables faster integration

Previously available only as a dual antenna product, the Septentrio AsteRx-i S is now available with either a single or a dual antenna option. This single antenna receiver brings the possibility of robust centimetre positioning and 3D attitude (heading, roll, pitch), while keeping weight and power consumption to a minimum. For customers this means simplified […]

New high-performance drone enters SA market

SkyProwler 2 is the second generation of the professional-grade high-performance multi-mission vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) Transformer unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). It takes off like a multicopter, picks up speed using its high-powered thruster, and then transitions to winged cruise flight. The multirotor take-off mechanism folds away in-flight giving the craft efficient aerodynamics and speed, […]

Lidar company invests in new office and production facilities

Riegl, a manufacturer of lidar scanners for surveying applications headquartered in Austria, is investing in the expansion of production and office space. The continued, worldwide demand for the high-performance sensors allows the company to grow and expand further. A new office and production facility has started construction at the location of the company’s headquarters in […]

Data model brings new versatility to chart production

Teledyne Caris has released its Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) 4.0. This new version of HPD is designed to support hydrographic offices around the world as they embrace the new S-100 Universal Hydrographic Data Model and explore its many possibilities. Users of HPD 4.0 will be able to augment their existing production environment to support both […]