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Ursa Provides Information for Areas Affected by Hurricane Harvey
[August 27, 2017]

Ursa Provides Information for Areas Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Ursa Space Systems Inc. (Ursa), with support of satellite images furnished by e-GEOS (an ASI/Telespazio (News - Alert) Company, is monitoring areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. Due to the heavy cloud cover from the hurricane, optical satellites are unable to penetrate the areas to capture information about ground conditions. It is also difficult for airborne sensors to obtain information, due to the high wind conditions. Ursa analyzes satellite-based radar, which can get information through cloud cover or at night, to get insight into the extent of flooding.

Through Ursa's agreement with e-GEOS, e-GEOS is monitoring Hurricane Harvey and providing images from the Italian constellation, COSMO-SkyMed, of radar satellites. Ursa is using the imagery to provide information that will be updated at:

Ursa obtained an image on 8/26/2017 at 12:10 UTC (7:10AM local time) of Corpus Christi, mere hours after landfall, and is monitoring the location. Our analysis shows areas that were flooded at that time, during the storm. Please go to our website to view the information. Ursa is eager to work with all relevant agencies to support recovery and relief efforts at this critical time.

For the near term, flooding is predicted to continue along the Texas Gulf Coast. With support from our partners at e-GEOS, Ursa will continue to analyze the satellite imagery and update our website as a public service.

About Ursa Space Systems Inc.: Ursa delivers global economic intelligence to energy and financial enterprises, providing reliable information about areas of the world that are traditionally opaque. The company was formed in early 2015 by leaders in the satellite and software security fields with the vision to unlock the potential of data and insights derived from satellite imaging. Ursa is headquartered in Ithaca, NY. For more information visit

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