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UAE student-made satellite launching on November 15

10 November 2018

Just last week, on October 29, the country's KhalifaSat was launched into space from Japan by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre. It's an advanced Earth-observation satellite that had recently taken its first high-quality photo of the Palm Jumeirah.

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Satellite ‘compasses’ open new window on space weather

07 November 2018

Researchers have tested a clever new method of monitoring the impact of solar storms on Earth's magnetic field, based on harnessing the compass-like magnetometers that space missions used to check their orientation.

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The International Charter in five minutes

05 November 2018

A new video about the Charter has been released today, providing an overview of what the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters is, and how it works.

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Feeling high with Diwata-2 in the sky

04 November 2018

While waiting for the launching of Diwata-2 at the view deck in Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, Japan, with our cameras trained at the launch site, Dr. Joel Marciano, the head of Philippine Scientific Earth Observation Microsatellite Program (PHL-Microsat) whispered: "Don't just look at the rising rocket [named H-IIA F40 that carries Diwata-2] through your camera. Look at the real event so you can feel it."

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Free course explains how air quality is monitored and forecast

01 November 2018

A free, five-week online course harnesses the expertise of specialists in the field of atmospheric composition from throughout Europe and beyond for an in-depth look at technologies used to monitor and forecast air quality, threats to the atmosphere and the implications for policy and decision makers.

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RemoveDebris: UK satellite tracks 'space junk'

31 October 2018

The British-led mission to test techniques to clear up space junk has initiated its second experiment. The RemoveDebris satellite ejected a small object on Sunday and then tracked it using a camera and laser system.

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Take the "Satellites observing the globe" tour on Google Earth

29 October 2018

Have you ever had questions about "rockets" or "satellites", such as;

  • How does the rocket fly to space?
  • What are satellites doing in space?

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Free satellite data to help tackle public sector challenges

25 October 2018

The UK Space Agency's Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP) will provide access to archives of images and radar data for research and development projects.

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Copernicus Emergency Management Service monitors mudflow in Uganda

23 October 2018

On 11 October, sustained heavy rains in the area of Bududa in eastern Uganda, caused a massive landslide. Boulders and chunks of mud came rolling down the foothills, hitting three villages downhill and causing at least 43 casualties.

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When Disasters strike, Satellites come calling

22 October 2018

Huddled in an inconspicuous corner, eyes transfixed on their computer monitors, a group of young experts wait for satellite images to arrive. A disaster has just struck Indonesia, and the twin impact of the earthquake and the tsunami it triggered could be devastating. 

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USGS, AmericaView Connection Proves Valuable with Hurricane Florence

18 October 2018

In the days of Hurricane Florence, when the winds blew, the rains fell, the ocean surged, and the rivers overflowed, the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) and its partners moved quickly to make a difference in people's lives.

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Maxar Technologies' MDA Ships Third and Final Spacecraft in Preparation for Launch of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission

16 October 2018

MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, announced that it has shipped, as planned, the third and final satellite for the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) that MDA is building for the Canadian Space Agency.

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UN-SPIDER facilitates use of space-based information for disaster risk reduction

13 October 2018

Disasters cause tremendous loss of lives and assets around the world. Over the last twenty years, more than 1.35 million people have died, while over 4 billion have been displaced, left homeless, injured or in need of emergency assistance as a result of disasters according to a new report by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED). Economic losses rose by 151 per cent compared to those suffered in the period between 1978 and 1997.

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Public competition to sharpen views from Proba-V minisatellite

12 October 2018

ESA is challenging ‘citizen scientists' to apply the latest AI and image processing techniques to upscale images acquired by the Earth-watching Proba-V minisatellite.

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Saudi Arabia’s KACST Completes SaudiSat-5A And -5B Earth Observation Satellites

08 October 2018

Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has developed and manufactured SaudiSat-5A and SaudiSat-5B, two high-resolution Earth observation satellites to be launched later this year from China.

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First foreign space agency opens in Abu Dhabi

07 October 2018

French space agency - Centre National d'Etudes Spatiale (CNES) - opened a representative office in Abu Dhabi, becoming the first foreign space agency opening a representative office in the UAE.

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Australia stakes its claim to valuable space data with new super-satellite

03 October 2018

The recently launched NovaSAR-1 satellite has the ability to provide high-resolution Earth imagery for disaster assessment or crop monitoring even at night or in cloudy conditions. And Australia will have direct control of the data collected.

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VTT's nanosat hyperspectral camera remains stable after enduring one year of space weather and even a severe solar storm

02 October 2018

VTT's hyperspectral imager continues to observe the Earth on board the Aalto-1 nano-satellite. For hyperspectral imagers it is unique to reach such a small size and weight, and also to prove a capability to survive in harsh space conditions on-board a small satellite. It has even survived a grade X solar storm while still continuing to supply high-quality data.

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Satellites and satellite-based systems: Indispensable tools to keep us safe

27 September 2018

By providing accurate and timely information and connecting emergency response teams, satellites and satellite-based systems play a critical role supporting first responders and search and rescue teams in emergency situations.

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Satellite radar altimetry: past and future

27 September 2018

Satellite radar altimetry measures the time taken by a radar pulse to travel from the satellite antenna to the surface and back to the satellite receiver. This measurement yields a wealth of information that can be used for a wide range of applications – in particular, for understanding sea-level rise.

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