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The Copernicus Sentinel satellites have proven to be invaluable for various activations of the International Disasters Charter.
06 December 2017
A miniaturised instrument to monitor the weather will be the first payload to fly on one of the UK's new publicly funded demonstration satellites.
05 December 2017
EarthServer, the European Union big data initiative, has reached the next milestone: in the second phase extending through April 2018, the Italian data provider MEEO S.R.L. exceeds 1 Petabyte of spatio-temporal, analysis-ready data processed through its operational Earth Observation Data Service.
01 December 2017
The Copernicus Programme with its full, free and open data policy is tapping into the core of the open data movement that is powering today's tech breakthroughs, just like open source has been key to most of the innovation in the last decades.
29 November 2017
Nineteen satellites launched on a Soyuz rocket on 28 November are now widely assumed to be lost, with one of the companies involved in the mission stating that the launch was a failure.
27 November 2017
NOAA satellites have the capability to provide astounding views of the Earth. But many people want to know if these satellites can see their house, or even through their roofs and walls to the people inside.
27 November 2017
A new telescope's unprecedented study of subtle variations in lunar light could finally give Earth-facing satellites a common reference point for their observations.
24 November 2017
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of CleanSeaNet, one of its flagship services. Operational since 2007, CleanSeaNet is a satellite-based pan-European oil spill and vessel monitoring service which processes images coming from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites - such as the Copernicus Sentinel-1A/B satellites - to identify and trace oil pollution on the sea surface, to monitor accidental pollution during emergencies and to identify potential polluters in case of accidental or deliberate pollution.
24 November 2017
Sri Lanka will enter the satellite technology era by sending its first nano technology satellite into space by 2020, Sri Lanka's state media reported on 24 Novermber 2017.
22 November 2017
The International Charter Space and Major Disasters has received a distinguished award for providing free satellite imagery, data and information to the global community during times of crises.
17 November 2017
A team of researchers and Pentagon contractors was recently selected to organise a space industry consortium that will consider new "rules of the road" for commercial on-orbit activities like repairing and refueling satellites.
15 November 2017
Two awardees have been presented with the 2017 William T. Pecora Award for achievements in Earth remote sensing.
ESA has chosen two concepts, FORUM and SKIM, to be developed further and compete to be the ninth Earth Explorer mission.
13 November 2017
Life. It's the one thing that, so far, makes Earth unique among the thousands of other planets we've discovered. Since the fall of 1997, NASA satellites have continuously and globally observed all plant life at the surface of the land and ocean. During the week of Nov. 13-17, NASA is sharing stories and videos about how this view of life from space is furthering knowledge of our home planet and the search for life on other worlds.
10 November 2017
When natural or human-induced disasters strike, emergency services have to race against the clock to bring timely support to populations in trouble. First off the blocks are crisis-mapper - like those at the SERTI - whose vital role is to track a catastrophe's impact so that aid can follow.
10 November 2017
The European Commission, European Space Agency and the Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS) invite you to submit contributions for a new publication titled The ever growing use of Copernicus across Europe's regions.
Raytheon announced on 07 November that it has upgraded the Common Ground System that NASA and U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will use to support the new weather satellite, Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) -1 scheduled to launch on 14 November, and 10 U.S., European and Japanese spacecraft already in orbit.
08 November 2017
A constellation of small satellites that provide data on Earth's ice and soil moisture content to complement the Sentinel fleet took the top prize at this year's Copernicus Masters Competition.
02 November 2017
Between May and September this year, the Copernicus Emergency Management Service was activated more than ever, with many users needing its rapid mapping products to help respond to a range of environmental disasters.
BELSPO (the Federal Science Policy Office) has launched Terrascope, Belgium's contribution to the Sentinel Collaborative Ground Segment (CollGS). The CollGS is a series of agreements between ESA and its Member States and international partners to offer data distribution platforms for the Sentinel missions.
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