SF-Based Planet Labs To Increase Fleet Of 71 Mini Satellites To Take New Images Of Entire Earth Every Day
A Bay Area firm that makes low-cost satellites the size of shoe boxes is planning to increase the fleet of orbiting devices in order to take new images of the entire Earth every day.
A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet and not cause many problems.
It appears Google and other private companies that utilize satellite imagery will soon be getting such detailed pictures from space that give much more detail about the view of the world from above, including your private property.
NASA has reported that a shockwave from a massive solar flare will hit Earth on Friday, possibly knocking out communications and causing disruptions to satellites.
AT&T’s agreement to purchase DirecTV has an exit clause based on the terms of a contract for the ownership rights of NFL’s Sunday Ticket.
A Bay Area firm specializing in providing high-definition satellite images is helping in the search for debris of the Malaysian Airlines flight which is now believed to have crashed into a remote part of the Indian Ocean.
Facebook is in talks to purchase an aerospace firm that makes solar-powered drones as part of the company’s strategy to bring Internet access to areas of the world that lack connectivity, according to a published report.
Google has agreed to take down a satellite image on Google Maps that shows a crime scene involving the death of a 14-year-old boy.
According to Oakland-based Chabot Space and Science Center astronomer Ben Burress, the asteroid missed Earth by about 17,230 miles, closer than many of earth’s satellites.
NASA has awarded $73 million to San Jose State University to participate in research on how people interact with new technology that will be introduced during an overhaul of the nation’s air traffic control system.