Geospatial and Intelligence

Air Force SBIRS GEO-1 satellite on track for certification

The Air Force's Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite is on schedule to achieve operational certification later in 2012.

Research effort focuses on UAV teamwork on missions

The Air Force is looking for scientists and engineers who can develop technology to help different unmanned aerial vehicles collaboratively track targets.

GeoEye-2 satellite passes key tests in development

The GeoEye-2 satellite being developed for the Enhanced View Program has reached a critical milestone.

Will commercial space imagery policy get a makeover?

The White House will reexamine its current policy toward how the Defense Department and intelligence community use commercial imagery, which if it downplays the importance of using such imagery in a revised policy would likely further dampen the commercial imagery market.

NATO inks $1.7B deal for Block 40 Global Hawks

NATO officials have signed a $1.7 billion contract with Northrop Grumman for five Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles that the alliance plans to use for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

DigitalGlobe rejects takeover offer from rival GeoEye

Satellite imaging services provider DigitalGlobe has rejected a $792 million takeover offer from rival GeoEye maintaining that the hostile bid substantially undervalued the company.

House tries to breathe life into Global Hawk Block 30 program

The House Armed Services Committee has designated $260 million in its mark-up of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013 for the Air Force to continue operating its Block 30 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles.

Satellite export controls loom over national security, economy

Momentum for satellite export reform stalled by complex and technical nature of the issue.