Weekly GEOINT Community News

Boundless Partners with Mapbox; Leidos Awarded $64 Million U.S. Army Task Order; Soyuz-2 Launches, Releases 73 Satellites; Carahsoft Offers Webinar Series


Boundless Partners with Mapbox

Boundless announced a strategic partnership with Mapbox that will allow Boundless customers to access Mapbox base maps within the Boundless Connect ecosystem. Mapbox content will be available through Boundless Connect plugin or Boundless Suite and Exchange subscriptions. Available Mapbox base maps include Streets, Outdoors, Light and Dark, Satellite, and Satellite Streets.

Additionally, Boundless unveiled the next generation of its desktop GIS software with the release of Boundless Desktop 1.1. The update includes increased support for public key infrastructure authentication, new options for styling, new image discovery and terrain analysis toolbars, and access to Mapbox base maps.

Leidos Awarded $64 Million U.S. Army Task Order

Leidos was awarded a $64 million task order from the U.S. Army to integrate, test, and demonstrate three Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced (ARL-E) systems under the ARL-E program. ARL-E is a manned, multi-intelligent airborne platform that provides the ability to detect, locate, classify/identify, and track surface targets in day/night, near-all-weather conditions. Leidos will integrate the previously delivered mission equipment payload onto the DHC-8 aircraft, including testing and delivery of the complete ARL-E system.

Soyuz-2 Launches, Releases 73 Satellites

Soyuz-2 lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan July 14 carrying 73 satellites, including spacecraft for four companies’ small sat constellations, reports SpaceNews. This was the largest number of satellites flown on a single Russian rocket to date. The primary payload was the Kanopus-V-IK remote sensing satellite, accompanied by 72 small sat secondary payloads. Among the secondary payloads were 48 Dove satellites from Planet, eight Lemur satellites from Spire, and three CICERO GPS radio occultation satellites from GeoOptics. The launch also included two Corvus-BC medium-resolution cubesats from Astro Digital, small sats from the University of Toronto’s Space Flight Laboratory built for the Norwegian Space Center, and some small sats built by Russian universities.

Carahsoft Offers Webinar Series

Expanding on conversations from the GEOINT 2017 Symposium, Carahsoft will host a free webinar series July 24-27 titled “Riding the Wave of the GEOINT Revolution.” Each webinar will be led by experts from companies such as Google, Autodesk, and ikeGPS, and will include a discussion of current challenges the GEOINT Community is facing and present solutions that will keep the GEOINT Revolution moving forward. View the webinars and register today.

Photo Credit: Mapbox

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