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24 March 2014
Engineers from Inmarsat, a London-based communications satellite operator, pioneered a 'peer-reviewed' data analysis technique using simple electronic signals from the lost Malaysian airliner that disappeared earlier this month to determine the jet crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, officials said Monday.
24 March 2014
EUMETSAT has launched a new youth education web site, the Learning Zone, to stimulate interest among young people and teachers in the role of satellites in monitoring the weather and climate.
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration requested a $165 million increase for its satellite division in 2015.
The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 11 March 2014 following a request from the China Meteorological Administration for satellite imagery to assist in the search for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370.
14 March 2014
In order to unleash the full potential of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), better interoperability is needed between the traditional GIS and those in a community we sometimes refer to as the "fluid Earth systems" or FES, which pertains mostly to oceanography and atmospheric sciences.
Tomnod.com, a crowdsourcing website run by DigitalGlobe Inc. (DGI), has tapped more than 2 million people to scan through satellite images searching for clues about missing Malaysian Airline Systems Bhd. (MAS) Flight 370.
08 March 2014
Two university professors never expected their idea to expand aerospace engineering education outside of the classroom would help democratise access to space, but the CubeSat revolution shows no signs of stopping, with everyone from Silicon Valley start-ups to intelligence agencies taking notice.
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd and the Surrey Space Centre are celebrating a remarkable thirty years of in-orbit operations from one of its earliest satellites, UoSAT-2, which was launched on a Delta rocket on 01 March 1984 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in the USA.
03 March 2014
Thirty-two have been called, but which will be chosen? NASA's Earth Observatory is hosting the second annual Tournament Earth, a reader-driven competition to choose the previous year's top NASA image of our planet.
28 February 2014
The eighth issue of the International Charter Newsletter is now available to download.
26 February 2014
The high-resolution imaging radar for South Korea's KOMPSAT-6 Earth observation satellite will be built by LIG Nex1 Co. Ltd. of Korea and Airbus Defence and Space's German arm under a contract announced 26 February.
21 February 2014
Standard space dockings are difficult enough, but a future ESA mission plans to capture derelict satellites adrift in orbit. Part of an effort to control space debris, the shopping list of new technologies this ambitious mission requires is set for discussion with industry experts.
20 February 2014
Earth observation (EO) data comes from all over and in countless forms: from satellites orbiting hundreds of miles above our planet, from marine buoys riding currents in every ocean basin, and from seismic sensors deep within the Earth. This cornucopia of data is shared at conferences, viewed online via an ever-growing number of portals, and on Twitter.
17 February 2014
In September 2013 ESA's Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes (D-EOP) opened a Request For Information (RFI) directed at collecting ideas for the implementation of Thematic Exploitation Platforms (TEPs) as part of the evolution of the Earth Observation Ground Segment (GS) operations concept.
15 February 2014
The world can change in a decade, as we well know. The same is true in space. Over the last ten years, the International Space Station (ISS) has been producing results at an extraordinary rate.
14 February 2014
The Kelut volcano on Indonesia's Java island erupted late in the night on 13 February. While disaster-management authorities are busy on the ground, satellites are tracking the major cloud of ash and sulphur dioxide as it spreads in the atmosphere.
13 February 2014
Commercial satellite imaging is dominated by two big players, DigitalGlobe and Airbus Defence & Space. Each uses a handful of orbiting satellites to build photo archives and charges such customers as Google, Microsoft, and government agencies for the pictures.
It is often said that if everyone had the opportunity to see Earth from the perspective of astronauts in space, respect and admiration for our planet would grow and the environment would be better protected.
07 February 2014
India will launch four foreign satellites in 2014-15 in the Earth's lower orbit, using its workhorse polar rocket, an Indian space agency official said Friday.
06 February 2014
It's not often that the Winter Olympic Games come with an ocean view, but that's what we are getting this year at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. Sochi is the warmest city ever to host the winter games, which officially run from 07 through 23 February.
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