Google Buys SkyBox; FAA Gives OK for Some Drones; and DigitalGlobe Can See Clearly Now

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News broke this past week that Google will by Skybox, the Mountain View, California-based earth observation satellite company that offers high definition video, for $500 Million. In addition, the FAA approved a certificate of authorization for commercial flight for drones in Alaska and DigitalGlobe received approval from the Department of Commerce to deliver .25 meter spatial resolution imagery, a move necessary to compete against international providers of earth observation satellite data.

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Image: SkySat-1 from Skybox Imaging


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