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29 May 2012

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Tuesday Morning News Kick Off: Senate Panel Recommends More EnhancedView Funding; Global Satellite Industry Up in 2011; and More Asteroids Aimed for Earth

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Welcome to the Tuesday Morning News Kick Off post from got geoint? We hope everyone had a chance this weekend to both spend time with family and friends, as well as honor those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. For this week’s MMNKO post, taking place on Tuesday, we have a wide assortment of GEOINT-related news including the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee recommending more EnhancedView funding to a NASA study projecting that we will have more asteroids aimed for Earth in the coming years. So, as we always say, fire up that second cup of coffee and read on. Happy Tuesday.

Senate Panel Recommends More EnhancedView Funding
The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee recommended adding $125 million to the president’s budget request for a program used to purchase commercial satellite imagery for defense and intelligence purposes.

Global Satellite Industry Revenues Up in 2011
The global satellite industry continued to grow steadily in 2011, supporting the ever-growing need for civilian and government telecommunications, according to the Satellite Industry Association.

NASA Checks Out Potentially Hazardous Asteroids
A new NASA survey finds there may be more than twice as many asteroids aligned with Earth’s orbit than thought, which could increase the odds of an asteroid coming close enough to us to cause concern.

Lockheed Martin Delivers Core Structure for Fourth SBIRS Satellite
Lockheed Martin has received the core structure for the U.S. Air Force’s fourth Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous satellite (GEO-4).

Why Russia Still Uses Film In Spy Satellites
Russia continues to use older technologies in its spy satellites.

Augmented Reality: Call for Papers, Indoor Positioning and Navigation Workshop
Call for Papers — Indoor Positioning and Navigation Workshop at ISMAR2012 November 5, 2012
Deadline for Position papers: June 26, 2012. Learn more here.

OpenGeo to Present at FOSS4G Central and Eastern Europe Conference
OpenGeo announced that it will be an active participant in this year’s Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Central and Eastern Europe (FOSS4G-CEE) & Geoinformatics 2012 Conference

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