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Satellites Sense Miner Health and Location

Mining operations are often conducted in remote locations, making it difficult for corporations to monitor activity from a central facility. Mining equipment can break down unexpectedly, causing downtime that cuts…

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Earth Observation Imagery in 3-D

DigitalGlobe, a high-resolution satellite imagery provider, and The AEgis Technologies Group, a modeling and simulation services company, partnered in early 2009 to develop a rapid 3D imagery development system. DigitalGlobe,…

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How Many Cars In a Parking Lot?

Location-based imagery data increasingly provides business and market intelligence to companies. This service combines satellite-based location data with geographic information systems. Satellite surveillance technology is now also being used in…

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Odor-fighting Space Underwear

In October 2010, Toray Industries, a Japanese textile company, and J-Space, a company licensed to market JAXA technologies, announced plans to develop sportswear out of material originally designed for use…

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Retail, Finance, and Corporate Services

In the information age, space products and services have become increasingly important to the retail, finance, and corporate service sectors. A healthy industry requires reliable access to information in order…

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GPS Enhances Customer/Business Relationships

GPS-enabled phone applications are connecting businesses to their customers in new ways. Smartphone applications such as FourSquare, Google Latitude, and Yelp use GPS-enabled phones to allow users visiting a restaurant…

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“I’ve Got a Golden GPS!”

Inspired by the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Nestlé devised its own version of the Golden Ticket contest, but with a decidedly space-age twist. Customers in the United Kingdom…

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