At the start of November, the European Space Agency held its first Phi week. Many videos from the event are available in the first link below. We have had several satellite launches this month and more are planned for later this year. Finally, an interesting article from DigitalGlobe about getting satellite data to a computer in 55 seconds.
The start of October saw new funding rounds and large contracts awarded. Throughout the month there have been announcements of more planned satellite launches, especially CubeSats. Finally, Radiant Earth Foundation, Digital Globe and Azavea announced exciting product releases.