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Iridium-1 Launch, SpaceX

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Jan 2017

Congratulations to SpaceX on their return to space!

On January 14, SpaceX successfully completed the insertion of 10 Iridium Next satellites into orbit and nailed the first stage booster landing on an autonomous drone barge to mark their fifth successful recovery of a booster. Churchill Navigation was pleased to play a part in this story — an ION digital video recorder, connected to a FLIR SC8300 MWIR camera, was used to record telescopic...

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ION & Earthscape Helps Australian Crews Battle Bushfires

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Dec 2016

ION & Earthscape Helps Australian Crews Battle Bushfires

With a fire season that runs roughly from November through April, aerial firefighting crews in Australia are always looking for a way to gain the upper-hand on fast-moving bushfires. Recently, crews with AGAIR PTY LTD began using two Churchill Navigation products to better capture, manage, and assess video from airborne firefighting efforts. Flying under the callsign “Air Dog”, AGAIR’s lead plane is used to direct...

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ION’s Key Role in Cutting-Edge Tornado Research

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Nov 2016

ION’s Key Role in Cutting-Edge Tornado Research

During the summer of 2016, a team of researchers at Purdue University’s Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department conducted a test program to determine the practicality of using Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) imaging to improve detection of poorly-visible tornadoes in supercell thunderstorms. Knowing flexibility and functionality was a key requirement for capturing the video their research depended on, the Purdue team called on the Churchill Navigation...

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