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CryoSat reveals Antarctica in 3D

24 March 2017

Around 250 million measurements taken by ESA's CryoSat over the last six years have been used to create a unique 3D view of Antarctica, offering a snapshot of the undulating surface of this vast ice sheet.

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Vietnam set to self-produce satellites by 2022

24 March 2017

Vietnam targets to self-develop Lotusat-2 by 2022 when its technical facilities for satellite research, assembly, integration and testing are ready to operate, according to the Vietnam National Satellite Center (VNSC).

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China to launch new weather satellite in second half of 2017

23 March 2017

China will launch a new meteorological satellite in the second half of this year, which will be capable of detecting auroras, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced Thursday.

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Swarm detects asymmetry

22 March 2017

Strong electric currents in the upper atmosphere are known to vary according to the season, but ESA's Swarm mission has discovered that this seasonal variation is not the same in the north and south polar regions.

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Scientists begin field campaign for NOAA’s GOES-16

22 March 2017

Since NOAA's GOES-16 satellite lifted off on 19 November 2016, a team of scientists and engineers from both NOAA and NASA, has been working around the clock to power on the satellite's advanced instruments and to get their data back to Earth.

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Unravelling Earth’s magnetic field

21 March 2017

ESA's Swarm satellites are seeing fine details in one of the most difficult layers of Earth's magnetic field to unpick – as well as our planet's magnetic history imprinted on Earth's crust.

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Glitter helps to monitor ocean waves

20 March 2017

The notion of glitter might appear as somewhat frivolous, but scientists are using Sun glitter in images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to map the motion of the sea surface.

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SAGE III achieves first light from Space Station perch

17 March 2017

The Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III, or SAGE III, reached another in a series of major recent milestones Friday, March 17, by collecting first light data from its new home on the International Space Station.

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NASA says goodbye to a pathfinder Earth satellite after 17 years

16 March 2017

After 17 years in orbit, one of NASA's pathfinder Earth satellites for testing new satellite technologies and concepts comes to an end on 30 March 2017. The Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite will be powered off on that date but will not enter Earth's atmosphere until 2056.

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GRACE mission: 15 years of watching water on Earth

15 March 2017

"Revolutionary" is a word you hear often when people talk about the GRACE mission. Since the twin satellites of the U.S./German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment launched on March 17, 2002, their data have transformed scientists' view of how water moves and is stored around the planet.

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A ‘toast’ to Copernicus Sentinel-2B as it delivers its first images

15 March 2017

Just over a week after being lofted into orbit, the European Union's Sentinel-2B satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the ‘colour vision' it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.

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NASA’s ICESat-2 to provide more depth to sea ice forecasts

15 March 2017

In March, the Arctic sea ice pack is supposed to reach its greatest extent — but this year it's far below average, off by an area about the size of Texas and New Mexico combined.

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Orbiting in sunshine

09 March 2017

Following three days of intensive work, mission control today declared the newly launched Sentinel-2B satellite fit and ready for commissioning.

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SAGE III installed on its new home on the International Space Station

08 March 2017

Just a little more than two weeks after its Feb. 19 launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon spacecraft, the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III (SAGE III) is now safely installed on the outside of the International Space Station, where it will monitor ozone and aerosols in Earth's upper atmosphere.

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Second ‘colour vision’ satellite for Copernicus launched

07 March 2017

The ESA-developed Sentinel-2B satellite was launched today, doubling the coverage of high-resolution optical imaging in the Sentinel-2 mission for the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.

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Flashy first images arrive from NOAA’s GOES-16 lightning mapper

06 March 2017

Detecting and predicting lightning just got a lot easier. The first images from a new instrument onboard NOAA's GOES-16 satellite are giving NOAA National Weather Service forecasters richer information about lightning that will help them alert the public to dangerous weather.

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Sentinel-2B poised for liftoff

02 March 2017

With liftoff just a few days away, the next Sentinel satellite for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme is positioned in the launch tower at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

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Goddard’s IceCube SmallSat ready for launch, Space Station deployment

28 February 2017

Less is more, and that's not just a buzz phrase. Good things are coming in smaller packages (again, not just another buzz phrase). Here's one that's 'on the rocks' coming soon to a launch near you; NASA has an IceCube that will be out of this world.

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New-generation weather satellite delivers first batch of images, data

27 February 2017

Fengyun-4, the first of China's second-generation geostationary orbiting weather satellites, has sent its first collection of images and data.

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ST Electronics to build second Singapore-made Earth observation satellite

23 February 2017

SINGAPORE: A year after the completion and launch of the first made-in-Singapore commercial Earth observation satellite, TeLEOS-1, ST Electronics is poised to build a second one, it announced on Thursday (Feb 23).

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