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Thailand speedboat crash: Two children killed, 22 injured as vessel in...

A boy, 12 and a girl, 6, have been killed in a speedboat crash off the east coast of Phuket, Thailand. Another 22 people...

Fears of Chinese influence in US surge as Mike Pompeo delivers...

As reported by South China Morning Post, Mr Pompeo delivered the warning in speech at the National Governors Association (NGA) winter meeting. Mr Pompeo’s role...

Shark attack suspected after German tourist suffers leg injuries swimming off...

German pensioner Hans-Peter Malten was swimming off Nang Thong Beach in the Phang Nga province when the attack took place. Major Ekkachai Siri of...

Temporary Thai tsunami orphanage becomes a permanent home

PHANG NGA, Thailand (Reuters) - An orphanage in southern Thailand has been Watana Sittirachot’s home since 2004, when a deadly tsunami killed hundreds of...

DARPA Director Steven Walker stepping down

Walker’s resignation is effective January 10, 2020. WASHINGTON — Steven Walker, the 21st director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, announced his resignation Dec....

Op-ed | How to increase the intelligence community’s geospatial innovation

Recent articles outline a general dissatisfaction with geospatial innovation in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Part of the issue, contracting for commercial imagery purchases, resides...

NRO awards imagery subscription contract to Planet

SAN FRANCISCO – The National Reconnaissance Office announced the award Oct. 15 of a commercial imagery contract of undisclosed value to Planet Labs Federal,...

Maxar CEO predicts return to growth

WASHINGTON — After a difficult year that saw its stock price plummet and the future of its geostationary satellite business questioned, the head of...

LEO Pharma Files IND Application to FDA for a Clinical Study...

BALLERUP, Denmark & SEOUL, Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--- Based on the successfully completed single-dose part of the phase I clinical trial in Korean population carried out...

Satellite imagery startups to challenge Maxar for big government contracts

The NRO is ready to start buying products from new vendors and move beyond the single-supplier arrangement with Maxar Technologies. SAN ANTONIO — The talk...

NRO shares plans for commercial imagery acquisition

SAN ANTONIO – On the first day of the 2019 GEOINT Symposium here, the National Reconnaissance Office announced three contracts, whetting everyone’s appetite for...

Space policy provisions but no Space Force language in HASC subcommittee...

Strategic Forces subcommittee Chairman Jim Cooper is a Space Force advocate but HASC Chairman Adam Smith publicly has been ambivalent about it. SAN ANTONIO —...

NRO awards study contracts to BlackSky, Maxar and Planet

SAN ANTONIO — The National Reconnaissance Office awarded commercial imagery study contracts to BlackSky Global, Maxar Technologies and Planet, Troy Meink, who leads NRO’s...

National Geospatial Intelligence Agency challenged to keep up with volatile world

NGA Director Vice Adm. Robert Sharp said the agency needs to change its business practices. SAN ANTONIO, Texas — In the data arms race, it’s...

U.S. space dominance dominates 35th Space Symposium agenda

COLORADO SPRINGS — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, the big draw at the 34th Space Symposium, won’t be delivering a keynote address at this...

Q&A: Cardillo touts industry partnerships as he leaves NGA

Cardillo says NGA is seeing a surge in hiring in the scientific field and in the creation of new relationships with industry. WASHINGTON —...

Planet acquires software specialist Boundless Spatial

SAN FRANCISCO – Earth observation company Planet plans to acquire Boundless Spatial Inc., a geospatial software specialist, “to accelerate the adoption by government and...

Planet sets sights on the long game: Building robust subscription business

This article originally appeared in the Dec. 3, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Four hours after the Camp Fire broke out Nov. 8, one of...

Government inertia a problem for small satellite industry

A new advocacy group, the SmallSat Alliance, is working to lift the profile of the industry and change the perception that small satellites are...

On the trail: Coronavirus, South Carolina and Super Tuesday

(Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopefuls spread out across South Carolina on Thursday ahead of the state’s primary election on Saturday - their first big...
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