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Sentinels provide valuable support to International Disasters Charter

07 December 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel satellites have proven to be invaluable for various activations of the International Disasters Charter.

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US firm picks UK for weather satellites

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.

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EarthServer: 1-plus Petabyte Analysis-ready Datacubes

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.

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How Earth observation became Europe’s “Silicon Valley”

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.

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Soyuz satellites feared lost in launch failure

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.

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Can satellites see you? Can you see a satellite?

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.

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Exact moonlight measurements could aid Earth-observing missions

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.

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CleanSeaNet: Ten years protecting our seas

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.

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Sri Lanka to send first nanosatellite into space in 2020

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.

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International Charter wins prestigious Pecora Award

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.

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On-orbit satellite servicing: The next big thing in space?

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.

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USGS-NASA Pecora Award recognises excellence in Earth observation

15 November 2017

Two awardees have been presented with the 2017 William T. Pecora Award for achievements in Earth remote sensing.

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Two new Earth Explorer concepts to understand our rapidly changing world

15 November 2017

ESA has chosen two concepts, FORUM and SKIM, to be developed further and compete to be the ninth Earth Explorer mission.

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The changing colours of our living planet

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.

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Mapping our way out of disaster

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.

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Call for contributions to Copernicus publication

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.

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New ground network gives forecasters quicker access to satellite weather data

08 November 2017

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.

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Smallsats win big prize at Copernicus Masters

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.

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Sentinels on call for the CEMS

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.

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Terrascope: Sentinel data now readily available for all Belgian users

27 October 2017

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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