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New Zealand finally has a space programme

18 November 2019

In the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, New Zealand's space aspirations are starting to take flight.

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Study pegs cost of imagery constellation at $300 million

13 November 2019

A new study says companies can build, launch and operate constellations to gather global Earth imagery with a resolution of one meter for $300 million.

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UN Environment Programme wins award for freshwater-related ecosystems work

11 November 2019

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has won an award from the Group on Earth Observations' Earth Observation for Sustainable Development Goals Initiative and the Group on Earth Observations' Sustainable Development Goals Awards Panel for its "remarkable efforts to integrate Earth observation data into a global methodology to enable the official monitoring and reporting of Sustainable Development Goal Target 6.6Change in the extent of freshwater related ecosystems over time."

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The EU Space Week is less than a month away. Are you joining us in Helsinki?

07 November 2019

As you may already know, from 3-5 December, the European space community will congregate in Helsinki, Finland for the EU Space Week. This event will provide many opportunities to exchange with key stakeholders, business leaders, innovators and much more.

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Watching Earth’s Interconnected Systems at Work

31 October 2019

Space-based Earth observations are critical in advancing both our fundamental understanding of how the planet operates and our ability to monitor, predict, and respond to changes on short and long timescales.

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Kazakhstan And Belarus Extend Space Cooperation Agreement To Include Exchange Of Satellite Imagery

25 October 2019

Kazakhstan and Belarus have extended their 2017 space cooperation agreement, and have committed to exchanging satellite imagery with each other.

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Countdown To GMES & Africa And Copernicus Marine Earth Observation Training 2019

10 October 2019

The anticipated GMES & Africa and Copernicus Marine Earth Observation Training geared towards teaching the underlying principles of ocean remote sensing, how to access relevant data, and how to work with it using various open-source tools will begin with its online pre-course phase from the 21st of October until the 8th of November followed by the workshop phase which will take place at the Maru Hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania from the 12th – 20th of November 2019.

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Earth observation customers want speedy satellite tasking

10 October 2019

The September drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities touched off a frenzy of activity at Ursa Space, a satellite data and analytics company based in Ithaca, New York.

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How next generation lasers are transforming business

09 October 2019

In 2017, the European Space Agency launched the Sentinel 5-p satellite as part of its advanced Earth observation programme, Copernicus. The technology on board allows humans for the first time to map dozens of otherwise invisible atmospheric pollutants and their effects on the planet, establishing facts about climate change that will be critical if there's to be meaningful agreement between nations to stop it.

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Investment Continues To Flow Into Remote Sensing SmallSat Industry Even As Competition Intensifies

08 October 2019

Small satellites are playing an increasingly important role in the commercial market. Since 2013, new companies have introduced business models that use large fleets of small satellites to conduct Earth observation. Traditional remote sensing satellites like DigitalGlobe's WorldView-4 can cost upward of $450 million each. On the other hand, small remote sensing satellites can be built and launched for under $1 million.

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25th Anniversary of the Space Shuttle Missions SIR-C/X-SAR

07 October 2019

Earth observers like to 'look' at the Earth with radar sensor systems. They allow high-precision images of the surface and have a great advantage over optical cameras: images can be taken not only in excellent visibility, but also in cloudy conditions, rain or at night. Research into space-based radar technologies has a long history. A milestone was the multi-frequency radar system SIR-C/X-SAR. 25 years ago, the Space Shuttle Endeavour flew around the world twice, in April and October 1994. It was the most advanced civil radar in Earth orbit at that time – and for Earth observation it was as big a step as the transition from black-and-white to colour film in photography.

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Software fix planned to restore DSCOVR

30 September 2019

A space weather and Earth observation satellite that has been offline for more than three months could be restored to normal operations with new software, but that fix is not expected to be completed until early next year.

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ISISpace selected by the Royal Thai Air Force for their next Earth Observation mission

27 September 2019

The Royal Thai Air Force has awarded a contract to ISIS - Innovative Solutions In Space B.V. to realize their next satellite mission, based on an ISISpace 6U CubeSat. This will be the second Earth Observation satellite of the Royal Thai Air Force, with the objective to further strengthen their independent space operations for Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) purposes.

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Airbus announces new and expanded capabilities for OceanFinder

17 September 2019

Airbus Defence and Space has released the latest version of OceanFinder, its digital maritime service to detect, identify and track collaborative and non-collaborative vessels around the globe.

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Tallinn hosts a European satellite industry roadshow

17 September 2019

The European Union-supported "Eyes on Earth" Roadshow in Tallinn brings space and Earth observation closer to EU citizens.

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No more blind zones with the Mosaic feature

17 September 2019

Undoubtedly the best case scenario while working with satellite imagery is to find the most suitable images for your use-case from, let's say, Sentinel-2 or Landsat-8, which reliably covers your area of interest (AOI); therefore allowing you to quickly get accurate and valuable data as a result of processing.

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Vandenberg to launch SpaceX rocket carrying an Argentine Earth-observation satellite

15 September 2019

Vandenberg Air Force Base is expected to launch a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket early next year.

The launch would carry to space an Argentine Earth-observation satellite called SAOCOM 1B.

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Vietnam needs strategy for earth observation technology

09 September 2019

Doãn Hà Thắng, an expert on space technology, talks to Viet Nam News about the development of earth observation technologies (remote sensing) and how these can be applied for the country's socio-economic development and well-being.

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ESA’s ɸ-week 2019 opens with a flourish

09 September 2019

Following the success of last year's ɸ-week, this year's event promises to be even more exciting. With the conference room packed to the gunwales, ɸ-week 2019 kicked off this afternoon at ESA's centre of Earth observation in Italy with a series of stimulating talks, lively debate and an announcement of a new initiative.

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Greta Thunberg arrives in New York for UN Climate Talks

27 August 2019

Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg has arrived in New York after a two-week sail across the Atlantic, ready to attend the United Nations Climate Action Summit at the end of September.

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