Remote Sensing and Sensibility

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The third episode of Tech Unmanned focuses on a new commercial space revolution in remote sensing and earth observation satellites. Previously solely the domain of the intelligence community and military, remote sensing has exploded in the private sector through different types of sensors and data, as well as the applications of the data collected. Kaitlyn and Lindsey Sheppard talk with Kari Bingen, Chief Strategy Officer at Hawkeye360, and Dr. Mariel Borowitz, Associate Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech, about this technological revolution and its impact on national security.


  1. A 2020 NOAA report was released with "round 2" data results on expanding purchase of radio occultation data
  2. 2021 Strategic Studies Quarterly piece by Dr. Borowitz on satellite data sharing
  3. Dr. Borowitz in ScienceDirect "National Security Implications of Emerging Satellite Technology"
  4. Arms Control Wonk analysis with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery of a 2017 North Korean nuclear test
Kaitlyn Johnson

Kaitlyn Johnson

Former Deputy Director and Fellow, Aerospace Security Project