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ISRO to launch two satellites under IDRSS: All about it

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.

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NASA sends cubesats to space on first dedicated launch with US partner Rocket Lab

17 December 2018

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.

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Meet an expert user of Copernicus Sentinel-2 data for human settlement mapping

13 December 2018

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.

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NASA and FAO launch next-generation geospatial tool

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.

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Swedish Space Corp opens new ground station in Thailand

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.

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European satellite control centre of the future unveiled in Darmstadt

30 November 2018

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.

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Satellites warn African farmers of pest infestations

30 November 2018

UK researchers have developed an early warning system to prevent the crops of African farmers from being devastated.

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GEO - Amazon Earth Observation cloud credits programme launches

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.

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GEOSS Platform further enhanced

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.

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Will mega-constellations cause a dangerous spike in orbital debris?

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.

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UAE student-made satellite launching on November 15

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.

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Satellite ‘compasses’ open new window on space weather

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.

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The International Charter in five minutes

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.

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Feeling high with Diwata-2 in the sky

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."

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Free course explains how air quality is monitored and forecast

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.

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RemoveDebris: UK satellite tracks 'space junk'

31 October 2018

The British-led mission to test techniques to clear up space junk has initiated its second experiment. The RemoveDebris satellite ejected a small object on Sunday and then tracked it using a camera and laser system.

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Take the "Satellites observing the globe" tour on Google Earth

29 October 2018

Have you ever had questions about "rockets" or "satellites", such as;

  • How does the rocket fly to space?
  • What are satellites doing in space?

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Free satellite data to help tackle public sector challenges

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.

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Copernicus Emergency Management Service monitors mudflow in Uganda

23 October 2018

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.

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When Disasters strike, Satellites come calling

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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