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17 December 2018
As a part of its proposed manned space mission, India will launch the Indian Data Relay Satellite System (IDRSS) to improve data relay and communication links with its remote sensing/earth observation satellites, said a top ISRO official.
A series of new CubeSats now are in space, conducting a variety of scientific investigations and technology demonstrations, following launch Sunday of Rocket Lab's first mission for NASA under a Venture Class Launch Services (VCLS) contract.
As well as monitoring plant growth, Copernicus Sentinel-2 can be used to map changes in land cover and to monitor the world's forests. It also provides information on pollution in lakes and coastal waters. Images of floods, volcanic eruptions and landslides contribute to disaster mapping and help humanitarian relief efforts.
12 December 2018
Seeing both forests and trees is about to get easier, thanks to a new open-access tool developed by US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), with support from the Google Earth Engine Team and the US Government's SilvaCarbon Program - allowing anyone to track land-use and landscape changes anywhere.
03 December 2018
On 23 November, the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) officially opened a multi-mission ground station in Sri Racha, Thailand, at the Space Krenovation Park (SKP), a science park developed by Thailand's space agency GISTDA in order to develop the nation's space industry.
The completely refurbished Geostationary Mission Control Centre incorporates the latest technology to provide a more flexible, energy-efficient and secure workplace that is also more dynamic and productive for spacecraft and ground segment controllers.
30 November 2018
UK researchers have developed an early warning system to prevent the crops of African farmers from being devastated.
23 November 2018
A new collaboration between GEO and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have offered GEO Member agencies and research organisations from developing countries access to cloud services to help with the hosting, processing and analysis of big data about the Earth to inform decisions for sustainable development.
16 November 2018
The GEO-XV Plenary and GEO Week 2018 took place in Japan from 27 October to 2 November 2018, at the International Conference Center in Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.
15 November 2018
It's no secret the mega-constellations will have a dramatic impact on space traffic. Experts now are turning their attention to ensuring they don't also create a dangerous spike in orbital debris.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
29 October 2018
Have you ever had questions about "rockets" or "satellites", such as;
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.
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.
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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