WorldView-4 and SkySat launches

The next couple of days will see two significant launches for satellite imaging. If all goes well, the first launch will be four SkySat satellites owned by Google's Terra Bella. They are expected to … [Read more...]

Italy’s earthquake

As of this writing, Google has not updated 'historical imagery' for almost three months. Up until mid-June they had been updating it almost weekly. As a result, there have been a lot of events over … [Read more...]

Sun-synchronous orbit

In yesterday's post we suggested that the reason for the near polar orbit of most imaging satellites was to improve coverage. After a bit more research it turns out to be more interesting than that. … [Read more...]

Google Earth Imagery Update: Strange image in the Sahara

Google has recently pushed out another imagery update. We created maps for March, April and May imagery, but did not find any significant changes in the March and April maps since the last update a … [Read more...]

Google’s Skybox Imaging renamed Terra Bella

Google has just announced that Skybox Imaging has been renamed Terra Bella. The new name is intended to indicate a change of focus from just a satellite imaging company to pioneering the search for … [Read more...]

Skybox captures Tower of London poppies from space

In June last year Google acquired Skybox Imaging. So far they have launched two imaging satellites, but plan to launch many more. We have had a look at some of their early images, such as the … [Read more...]

Skybox for Good

Back in June 2014, Google acquired Skybox Imaging. In September, Skybox provided an impressive demonstration of their capabilities by capturing images of the Burning Man festival and producing … [Read more...]

Skybox Imaging captures Burning Man

Last month we covered the Burning Man festival, and how the event has been captured by satellite imagery a number of times, with the images available in Google Earth's Historical Imagery. It turns out … [Read more...]