Time-lapse videos from Himawari-8

Google Maps Mania recently had an interesting post about time-lapse videos of Earth from space captured by a Japanese weather satellite named Himawari-8. Check them out on the Himawari-8 website here. … [Read more...]

BlackSky Global

Last week we had a look at UrtheCast, a satellite imaging company that has just released their first videos captured from the International Space Station. Today we are looking at another satellite … [Read more...]

Satellogic planning to achieve global coverage with live video and pictures

Yesterday we talked about Skybox, which is owned by Google and currently has two satellites, but is planning a constellation of 24. When we talked about their gif animations of the Burning Man … [Read more...]

DigitalGlobe launching their WorldView-3 satellite today

DigitalGlobe, one of the leading providers of imagery for Google Earth, is launching their new WorldView-3 satellite in a few hours. It is scheduled to launch at 11:29am PDT today from Vandenberg Air … [Read more...]

The next generation of satellites for Google Earth

To understand how images make it from satellites in orbit to Google Earth, you should take a look at Frank's excellent about Google Earth imagery post from a few years ago. In short, Google doesn't … [Read more...]