Commercial Innovation Center (CIC)

We Are Better Together

Our Commercial Innovation Center (CIC) is a first-of-its-kind, online development and test platform that provides a secure, virtual, open ecosystem and test sandbox for developers and researchers. We do it by harnessing the combined powers of commercial remote sensing, unclassified open datasets, cloud technologies, in a secure development ecosystem fueled by new, emerging, and seasoned tools, services and data to create solutions that keep our nation safe. The Riverside Research CIC is the place where commercial subject matter experts come together securely to collaborate and create the best commercial solutions to real world scenarios before they're integrated and deployed in the field.

Together, we win

It’s not as much fun to play in the sandbox by yourself, right? We know from experience that it’s the collective work of many people with diverse experiences and backgrounds that create the most effective solutions. By design, the CIC encourages partnerships, increases data accessibility, integrates app development, and facilitates the creation of transition-ready prototypes. Because of our unique position as a nonprofit in the defense space, we can provide the neutral environment where collaborative innovation thrives. As demonstrated on this video, capitalizing on all commercial sensors available improves our progress towards persistent observation.

Access to rich datasets

Data is the one thing that is guaranteed to continuously grow and change. Technology entrepreneurs’ success revolves around access to these data and developing improved AI and machine learning tools creating integrated and advanced applications for businesses in support of (United States Government) USG needs.

Advanced tools and applications

Advanced tools and applications

Technology innovation in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and augmented and virtual reality present significant entrepreneurial opportunities, yet all require geospatial data for development. Early-stage entrepreneurs, academic researchers, and innovators will now have access to the large datasets that are traditionally only available to large, established industry players. Such datasets are often too costly for early-stage entrepreneurs and researchers to acquire, and even if the datasets are made available, they are often not packaged in a manner that allows innovators to work with the data—they are overwhelmingly unwieldy and non-standardized. The CIC data environment seeks to solve that problem, allowing researchers and entrepreneurs new opportunities for experimentation, testing, and training.

The CIC pairs this data with tools and services to streamline development timelines by ensuring flexible licenses are available for your R&D activities within the CIC ecosystem. As new tools and services become available, we negotiate with the vendors for early and shared access amongst our CIC participants to the latest and greatest capabilities from established vendors in the remote sensing market. This visual shows a few or our early integrators, and as new vendors are integrated, we’ll let the community know!

CIC Data Search and Discovery

Your all-access pass

The CIC supports and enables industry, scientific, academic, and governmental R&D activities by facilitating access to commercial remote sensing data. Riverside Research integrates the hardware, software, processes, data, tools, internet accesses, demonstration capabilities, and other IT infrastructure required to execute CIC participant SIBR projects and meet R&D objectives. Our CIC offers:

  • Exposure to diverse and emerging data and data types for more data scientists
  • Increased interaction between content providers and new application developers; enables cloud-hybrid, multi-INT applications
  • Lowered entry barriers by eliminating the need for a user-developed system
  • Integrated orchestration-to-analysis workflow
  • Timely teaming, technology, and tipping
  • Accelerated access and use of commercial remote sensing solutions and innovation
Right where you want it

Right where you want it

Are you looking for a cloud-hosting environment where you can easily access commercial data for development and test—all from one place to safely develop, load, and test capabilities?

Our trusted, unclassified, virtual development platform provides access to R&D-licensed commercial remote sensing phenomenologies (e.g., EO, radar, IR, RF), connects emerging and established vendors with shared application tools and services, and facilitates GEOINT, MASINT, and Multi-INT research and development. The CIC includes:

  • An ecosystem of commercial data providers (CDPs)
  • A network of application developers
  • Common R&D data and COTS/GOTS tools (e.g., loading, discovery)
  • Common testing data (curated, tagged)
  • Robust DevOps environment
  • Hybrid cloud-ready infrastructure
  • Protected intellectual property and data rights
  • Maturing secure data fabric
CIC mission, vision & values

CIC mission, vision & values

Mission: Provide data scientists and algorithm developers with a virtual development and test platform and access to new and diverse commercial remote sensing data to develop algorithms, tools, and services.

Vision: Work in the Nation’s interest to offer proven expertise and experience in commercial remote sensing to solve problems through innovation, agility, and creative thinking.

Values: Encourage partnerships and connect emerging and established users across USG and industry with shared application tools, services, and diverse commercial constellation data.

Participant Agreements: We offer access to a secure, virtual, cloud-based ecosystem to perform R&D using existing and emerging commercial sources to develop and test algorithms, tools, and services accelerating USG objectives.

Commercial Experts: We offer our commercial experience, data scientists, and phenomenology experts to support efforts using the CIC to perform commercial utility assessments, new sensor development, synthetic data V&V, data value/usability studies, and more.

Products and Services: We offer access to CIC-based products and services such as synthetic data generation, data tagging, AI/ML V&V, data compression, data geo-registration, and more.

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Commercial Imagery
First aid from US pier in Gaza has reached starving Palestinians, the UN says

(Satellite image ©2024 Maxar Technologies via AP). by: ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press. Posted: May 22, 2024 / 05:11 PM CDT. Updated: May 22, 2024 ...

May 23,2024
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May 23,2024
High-resolution satellite imagery suggests N. Korea is producing fissile materials - DailyNK

In addition, an analysis of thermal infrared satellite imagery found that the radiochemical laboratory and the uranium enrichment facility (also known ...

May 23,2024
Apple Maps just added 3D satellite imagery for DC! : r/washingtondc - Reddit

Apple Maps just added 3D satellite imagery for DC! ; 4000series · 22m ago. Finally! DC was like one of the last major US cities that didn't have that ...

May 23,2024
NASA pledges responsible use of artificial intelligence - 10News.com

... satellite imagery and find other wildfire smoke and track that," said NASA Chief Scientist Kate Calvin. But with AI advancing so quickly, the ...

May 23,2024
Derecho Darkens Houston - NASA Earth Observatory

Power outages were widespread enough to be noticeable in nighttime satellite images. The left map above is a composite showing normal night light ...

May 23,2024
New fire starts near Popovich Creek Coal Seam Fire - Alaska Wildland Fire Information

An aerial image showing smoke rising from a wildland fire with smoke from a different fire · A satellite image map showing the location and perimeter ...

May 23,2024
Jarring satellite image shows deadly tornado's path through Greenfield - KCCI

A satellite image made by BlackSky Technology shows where a deadly tornado gouged a straight path of destruction through Greenfield on Tuesday.

May 23,2024
NASA, IBM Research to Release New AI Model for Weather, Climate

NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of Idalia in August 2023. NASA Earth Observatory. By Jessica Barnett. Working together, NASA and IBM ...

May 23,2024
Voices Against War on X: ""From satellite imagery and eyewitness testimonies, it appears that the ...

"From satellite imagery and eyewitness testimonies, it appears that the army is destroying homes, bulldozing land, and erecting structures that ...

May 23,2024
Church Loses Insurance From Satellite Imagery – GuideOne Refuses to Consider Other ...

May 22, 2024 Insurers are now analyzing satellite and drone imagery using artificial intelligence (AI) when conducting underwriting surveys of ...

May 23,2024
Satellite image shows scar left by tornado in Greenfield - YouTube

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May 23,2024
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May 23,2024
First aid from US pier in Gaza has reached starving Palestinians, the UN says - AP News

(Satellite image ©2024 Maxar Technologies via AP). Read More. By ELLEN KNICKMEYER. Updated 2:15 PM PDT, May 22, 2024. Share. Share. Copy. Link copied.

May 23,2024
Katie Kaplan on X: "Satellite image shows the scar left by tornado in Greenfield More on ...

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May 23,2024
Satellite image shows scar left by tornado in Greenfield - WHO13.com

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May 23,2024
Satellite image shows scar left by tornado in Greenfield - Yahoo

Satellite image shows scar left by tornado in Greenfield. WHO - Des Moines. Wed, May 22, 2024 at 5:08 PM EDT. Satellite image shows scar left by ...

May 23,2024
ESA - Fireball witnessed by weather satellite - European Space Agency

While a meteor lit up the skies over Spain and Portugal recently, it was also captured by the Meteosat Third Generation Imager weather satellite ...

May 23,2024
Agile EO Webinar: Introduction to APIs on Planet Insights Platform

... Satellite - satellite data - satellite imagery, planet insights platform. Planet Insights Platform Transforms Agricultural Data Management ...

May 23,2024
Flattened Buildings, Widespread Destruction: This Is What Israel's 'Limited Operation' in ... - Haaretz

Satellite Images Show That After the Seizure of the Rafah Crossing, the IDF Advanced Northward Along the Philadelphi Corridor Toward Rafah's City ...

May 23,2024
Satellite Launches
SpaceX launches Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station - ClickOrlando.com

SpaceX launched another batch of satellites Wednesday night from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station ... FILE PHOTO · Circle K offering 40 cents off per ...

May 23,2024
Russia launches counter space weapons into orbit, threatens US satellite: Pentagon says

Russia is taking tensions with the United States into lower earth orbit. The Pentagon confirmed during a press briefing on Tuesday that the ...

May 23,2024
321 Launch: Space news you may have missed over the past week (May 21) - Florida Today

Amazon's Project Kuiper satellite internet to generate dozens of launches from Space Coast ... Expect ecommerce giant Amazon to quickly become a major ...

May 23,2024
Is Russia's Cosmos 2553 satellite a test for a future orbital nuclear weapon?

The system, launched in February 2022, is operating in an area largely devoid of other systems — its only known companions are one dead Russian and 10 ...

May 23,2024
SpaceX launches first satellites for new US spy constellation - Yahoo Finance

SpaceX launches first satellites for new US spy constellation. FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is launched, carrying 23 Starlink satellites ...

May 23,2024
SpaceX launches first satellites for new US spy constellation - Yahoo

SpaceX launches first satellites for new US spy constellation. Joey Roulette. Wed, May 22, 2024 at 3:59 PM PDT 2 min read. FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX ...

May 23,2024
SpaceX Launches First Satellites for New US Spy Constellation - USNews.com

FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is launched, carrying 23 Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. May 6, 2024.

May 23,2024
SpaceX launches first satellites for new US spy constellation - Reuters

REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo Purchase Licensing Rights , opens new tab. WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - SpaceX on Wednesday launched an inaugural ...

May 23,2024
ISRO successfully launches India's Earth imaging satellite Cartosat-3 - Inshorts

isro on wednesday successfully launched indias earth imaging satellite cartosat3 from satish dhawan space centre in sriharikota the cartosat3 ...

May 23,2024
SpaceX launches first batch of new spy satellites for NRO - Defense One

In this April photo, a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station carrying a classified spy ...

May 23,2024
Satellite Surveillance Latest News & Photos, about Topic - Business Insider India

A Chinese company plans to launch the first in a network of 300 very-low-earth-orbit satellites in … Polly Thompson. Nov 17 2023 07:56 IST ...

May 23,2024
Russia launched counter space weapons into orbit, threatening US satellite: Pentagon

... Image icon. 3. VIEW ALL PHOTOS. View All Photos. Pentagon spokesman Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder briefs reporters at the Pentagon in Washington ...

May 23,2024
US' Pentagon claims Russia has already launched space weapons that can take down other ...

... satellites. FP ... Representative image. Image Credit: Reuters ... satellite launch, suspecting the satellite could potentially target other satellites.

May 23,2024
Video: Fireball witnessed by weather satellite - Phys.org

... satellite's launch at the end of 2022. The Meteosat Third Generation Imager satellite is the first geostationary weather satellite that has the ...

May 23,2024
As Pace of Launches Explodes, USSF Eyes Upgrades and Expansion for Spaceports

... Space Force Station, Florida, April 9, 2024. U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Dakota Raub. Expand Photo. Share Article. As Pace of Launches ...

May 23,2024
SpaceX launching 23 Starlink satellites tonight on 2nd leg of spaceflight doubleheader

SpaceX is set to launch 23 of its Starlink satellites from Florida tonight (May 22), the second mission in less than 24 hours for the company.

May 23,2024
Satellite-Based Sensors Provide Valuable Data for Pipeline Monitoring, Crop Production, and More

... images of Earth beyond the visible light we ... So far, the company has launched five commercial satellites ... The company plans to expand its satellite ...

May 23,2024
US says Russia launched antisatellite weapon into space; Moscow shrugs off 'fake news'

The command added that the rocket deployed at least nine satellites including a type of military “inspector” spacecraft. Russia's Ministry of Defense ...

May 23,2024
Yahsat Signs Capacity Deal for Eutelsat Konnect Satellite

Eutelsat Konnect was built by Thales Alenia Space and was launched in 2020. Commenting on the MoU, Yahsat CCO Sulaiman Al Ali said: 'We are delighted ...

May 23,2024
War in space: US assesses NZ's ability to quickly launch satellites | RNZ News

... satellite launches if war breaks out in space ... satellite launches if war breaks out in space. US Space ... US Space Command emblems Photo: Supplied.

May 23,2024
EO-MSI
5 dead and nearly 3 dozen hurt in tornadoes that tore through Iowa, officials say - CBS 17

A satellite photo taken by a BlackSky ... 5 dead and nearly 3 dozen hurt in tornadoes that … This satellite photo taken by a BlackSky Technology ...

May 23,2024
Has Russia recently launched a spy spacecraft against the US? - TRT World

At the very beginning of the Ukraine war, when Russian forces launched a lightning campaign to claim Kiev, American satellite companies like Maxar ...

May 23,2024
High-resolution satellite imagery suggests N. Korea is producing fissile materials - 데일리NK

In a review of imagery taken by Maxar satellites, the discharge of coolant warmed during the operation of a 5 MWe reactor and a light water reactor at ...

May 23,2024
First aid from US pier in Gaza has reached starving Palestinians, the UN says

(Satellite image ©2024 Maxar Technologies via AP). By ELLEN KNICKMEYER – Associated Press. Updated 1 hour ago. WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.N. World Food ...

May 23,2024
Jarring satellite image shows deadly tornado's path through Greenfield - KCCI

A satellite image made by BlackSky Technology shows where a deadly tornado gouged a straight path of destruction through Greenfield on Tuesday.

May 23,2024
First aid from U.S. pier in Gaza has reached starving Palestinians, the UN says - Daily Press

... (Satellite image ©2024 Maxar Technologies via AP). Author. By Ellen Knickmeyer. PUBLISHED: May 22, 2024 at 6:50 p.m. | UPDATED: May 22, 2024 at 6:51 ...

May 23,2024
First aid from US pier in Gaza has reached starving Palestinians, the UN says

(Satellite image ©2024 Maxar Technologies via AP). WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.N. World Food Program said Wednesday that it has handed out in Gaza in ...

May 23,2024
First aid from US pier in Gaza has reached starving Palestinians, the UN says

This image released by Maxar Technologies shows the overview of ... (Satellite image ©2024 Maxar Technologies via AP) (Uncredited/Maxar Technologies).

May 23,2024
Tornado kills multiple people in Iowa as powerful storms again tear through Midwest - NewsNation

A satellite photo taken by a BlackSky Technology shows where the twister gouged a nearly straight path of destruction through the town, just south of ...

May 23,2024
CHP to increase traffic enforcement efforts over Memorial Day weekend - FOX 5 San Diego

... satellite photo taken by a BlackSky Technology satellite on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Average US vehicle age hits record 12.6 years as … FILE ...

May 23,2024
First aid from US pier in Gaza has reached starving Palestinians, UN says | Stars and Stripes

(Satellite image ©2024 Maxar Technologies via AP). WASHINGTON — The U.N. World Food Program said Wednesday that it has handed out in Gaza in recent ...

May 23,2024
Authorities still search for survivors after tornado slams Iowa; at least 1 dead - North Shore News

... BlackSky Technology satellite on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, shows the damage a ... A satellite photo taken by a BlackSky Technology shows where the ...

May 23,2024
First aid from US pier in Gaza has reached starving Palestinians, the UN says | KTVE

... (Satellite image ©2024 Maxar Technologies via AP). AP Politics. First aid from US pier in Gaza has reached starving Palestinians, the UN says. by ...

May 23,2024
A look at the Grand Rapids Rise's inaugural season | WOODTV.com

Tornado kills multiple people in Iowa · This satellite photo taken by a BlackSky Technology satellite ... Maxar Technologies shows the overview of the ...

May 23,2024
T-Mobile announces increase to some customers' bills - FOX40

... Maxar Technologies shows the overview of the new pier off Gaza and ... satellite photo taken by a BlackSky Technology satellite on Wednesday, May ...

May 23,2024
First aid from US pier in Gaza has reached starving Palestinians, the UN says - NewsNation

... (Satellite image ©2024 Maxar Technologies via AP). WASHINGTON (AP) ... satellite photo taken by a BlackSky Technology satellite on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 ...

May 23,2024
Michigan AG releases report on abuse within Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo

... Maxar Technologies ... Tornado kills multiple people in Iowa · This satellite photo taken by a BlackSky Technology satellite on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 ...

May 23,2024
First aid from US pier in Gaza has reached starving Palestinians, the UN says | WIVT

... Satellite image ©2024 Maxar Technologies via AP ... Authorities still search for survivors after tornado … This satellite photo taken by a BlackSky ...

May 23,2024
Relax at Rosa is back with a great lineup | WOODTV.com

... Maxar Technologies shows the overview of the new pier off Gaza and ... Tornado kills multiple people in Iowa · This satellite photo taken by a BlackSky ...

May 23,2024
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... satellite photo taken by a BlackSky Technology satellite on Wednesday, May ... Maxar Technologies shows the overview of the new pier off Gaza and ...

May 23,2024
SAR
New Research on Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier Could Reshape Sea-Level Rise Predictions

... ICEYE commercial satellite program to better understand what's happening below the surface of the glacier. They found that seawater flows in and ...

May 23,2024
Commercial Satellite Constellations Global Market Size, - openPR.com

... Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Spire Global Inc., Capella Space, Kepler Communications Inc., LeoLabs Inc., OneWeb Global Limited, LeoStella ...

May 23,2024
Giant section breaks off from Antarctic ice mass

During the rest of the year, they keep an eye on the region using satellite images from ESA, NASA, and the German TerraSAR-X satellite. Their ...

May 23,2024
Scientists issue worrying update about dangerous 'Doomsday' glacier in Antarctica | indy100

According to them, data recovered from Finland's ICEYE commercial satellite suggests that projections of global sea levels could need to be ...

May 23,2024
Suparco to launch PAKSAT satellite on 30th - Pakistan - DAWN.COM

The low earth orbit (LEO) satellite was primarily designed for scientific research and technological demonstration. ... Images Eos/Icon/Young World ...

May 23,2024
Satellite Data Shows Dangerous Flexing in Doomsday Glacier - ExtremeTech

The UC Irvine researchers turned to Finland's ICEYE commercial satellite constellation to improve data on Thwaites. These satellites use ...

May 23,2024
How Does Sentinel-2 See Our Blooming Earth? - Geoawesomeness

... eos.com. Observing Earth with satellite imagery ... space using satellite imagery. Satellites such ... An intriguing dialogue among satellite ...

May 23,2024
New £100 million national satellite test facility opens in Oxfordshire - Yahoo News UK

... ICEYE commercial satellite mission, based on images acquired on May 11, 12 and 13, 2023. - Eric Rignot/UC Irvine More. They observed seawater ...

May 23,2024
Massive iceberg breaks off from Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf.

The rest of the time, the area is kept under observation using satellite images from Esa, NASA, and TerraSAR-X. Read also: Year of climate records ...

May 23,2024
Melting of Antarctic Doomsday glacier accelerated by intrusion of warm, high-pressure ...

The data was gathered by Finland's ICEYE satellite constellation, that are deployed in a polar orbit. The data indicated the rise, fall and ...

May 23,2024
Thwaites glacier's accelerated melting in Antarctica surprises scientists: Here's why

The data from ICEYE satellites revealed that high tides are forcing warm ocean water beneath the glacier, exposing huge amounts of ice previously ...

May 23,2024
Russia's 'inspector' satellite, space weapon, tailing US spycraft - Interesting Engineering

The launch of Russia's latest satellite sparks concerns over potential space weaponization and escalates tensions with the US.

May 23,2024
Pathfinder Transcript: Sid Dixit (Maxar) - Payload Space

... satellites in space to build the largest constellation. ... It was the world's largest constellation of space ... EOs companies and startups, there's a, ...

May 23,2024
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