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21 October 2017
China's Tiangong-1 space station is currently out of control and expected to fall back to Earth next year. But not in the remote place where many other spacecraft end their days.
Agricultural specialists met in Charlottetown to learn how satellites can teach them about farming on Prince Edward Island.
16 October 2017
When disaster strikes, a group of international space agencies pools its resources and expertise to support relief efforts on the ground. For the next six months, ESA will be leading the International Charter Space and Major Disasters as it brings information from satellites to the aid of the vulnerable.
13 October 2017
On the International Day for Disaster Reduction, the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' agreement with the UNITAR-UNOSAT is to be extended to include the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
05 October 2017
Uncontrollable Flying objects in orbit are a massive risk in low Earth orbit space flight. Therefore, a research team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Germany, has now especially developed a fibre laser that reliably determines the position and direction of the space debris' movement to mitigate these risks.
04 October 2017
ESA is offering over 100 opportunities for industry, start-ups and scientific institutions to develop innovative ideas that bring Earth observation science closer to society.
28 September 2017
Europe has begun the process of scoping an expansion to its Sentinel Earth observation network.
28 September 2017
The devastation wrought in America and the Caribbean by hurricanes, the health of Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the impact of sea surface temperature in the Pacific on weather in Europe might not seem to have much in common.
27 September 2017
If you've ever wondered how satellites maintain their orbit and don't just drop out of the sky you're not alone. It turns out this is one of the most asked questions about how satellites work.
26 September 2017
On 26 September, the Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have announced the opening of the third round of the KiboCUBE initiative.
25 September 2017
Australia will establish a national space agency, the government has said. The country is largely reliant on overseas nations like the United States for its satellite and earth observation data.
21 September 2017
Nearly 100 young scientists from 30 countries recently gathered at the Szent István University in Hungary, to attend a training course on land applications using satellite data and tools.
18 September 2017
An app that uses satellite imagery to give flight travellers an interactive, bird's-eye view of their routes took the top prize at this year's Space App Camp at ESA's centre in Frascati, Italy.
15 September 2017
In the 1960s, photographs of Earth taken by the first astronauts captured the imaginations of people across the world. The pictures not only became icons for space exploration, but also the fragility of our planet. But astronauts were not the only ones with their eyes on Earth.
09 September 2017
Sophisticated satellites are helping scientists monitor the volatility of Hurricanes Irma, Katia and Jose in the Atlantic basin.
05 September 2017
NASA's Earth Science Disasters Program has ramped up to build the infrastructure and the personal relationships and institutional partnerships needed to save lives and property worldwide.
30 August 2017
The world's first weather satellite, the Television Infrared Observation Satellite (TIROS-1) launched 57 years ago on 01 April, 1960. Weather satellites have changed how humans view the future, making it possible to foresee weather-related disasters before they arrive and better prepare for them.
On 28 August, EUMETSAT's near-real-time dissemination service went to the next level when CODA, EUMETSAT's Copernicus Online Data Access service, became operationally available to users via the new single-sign on option.
Finland-based ICEYE is launching a constellation of microsatellites with the aim of helping provide a view from space where traditional imaging cannot, with images delivered within a few hours using a technology that is typically very expensive and difficult to deploy. The startup uses something called synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) to observe Earth even through clouds and in darkness, and it's gearing up to launch its first three SAR-equipped microsatellites within the next year.
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