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Japanese radar satellite launched

17 January 2018

Japan's Epsilon rocket delivered a civilian-operated radar imaging satellite to orbit Wednesday on a mission to demonstrate the performance of a new commercial spacecraft design and collect all-weather imagery for use in emergencies, mapping and global surveillance.

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ICEYE’s ‘suitcase space radar’ returns first image

17 January 2018

Finnish start-up ICEYE has released a "first light" image from its novel radar satellite, which was launched to orbit last Friday.

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‘First light’ images from CERES FM6 Earth-observing instrument

16 January 2018

It's working! The covers on the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System Flight Model 6 (CERES FM6) opened 5 Jan., allowing it to scan Earth for the first time.

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India's PSLV lifts off on first flight since fairing failure

12 January 2018

A Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off on Friday with 31 satellites on the first flight for India's workhorse rocket since an August mishap that left an Indian navigation satellite unusable after reaching orbit.

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UK satellite to make movies from space

12 January 2018

A British satellite has gone into orbit on an Indian rocket to acquire full-colour, high-definition video of the surface of the Earth.

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SSTL confirms the successful launch of CARBONITE-2

12 January 2018

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has confirmed the successful launch of CARBONITE-2, an Earth Observation technology demonstration mission owned and operated by SSTL, and of the Telesat LEO Phase 1 communications satellite, an important milestone in Telesat's plans to deploy a global low earth orbit (LEO) constellation that will revolutionise broadband communications services around the world.

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SHIKISAI observation data acquired by SGLI

12 January 2018

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released some observation images on the Earth acquired by the Global Changing Observation Mission - Climate "SHIKISAI" (GCOM-C).

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GeoCarb: A new view of carbon over the Americas

11 January 2018

A new NASA Earth science mission in the early stages of design may achieve a transformational advance in our understanding of the global carbon cycle by mapping concentrations of key carbon gases from a new vantage point: geostationary orbit.

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Second SuperView satellite pair launched from China

09 January 2018

A second satellite duo for Beijing Space View Technology successfully launched Tuesday 09 January atop a Long March 2D rocket, doubling the company's high-resolution imaging capacity for sale on the global market.

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NOAA retires GOES-13 satellite after 10 years of stellar service

08 January 2018

NOAA's GOES-13 satellite has captured some of the most notorious weather events in recent U.S. history – after 10 years of stellar service, it makes way for the next generation of weather imagery.

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ICON and GOLD teaming up to explore Earth’s interface to pace

04 January 2018

Like Earth, space has weather. Except instead of swirling winds and downpours of precipitation, space weather is defined by shifting electric and magnetic fields and rains of charged particles. At the very beginning of space, starting just 60 miles above Earth's surface, there's a layer of the atmosphere that shifts and changes in concert with both types of weather.

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ResourceSat-2A completes one year in space

01 January 2018

India, with nearly 3.3 million sq.km. geographical area, is endowed with natural resources such as forests, crop lands, water resources, minerals, wetlands, snow and glaciers etc. The accurate information on the availability of natural resources and their optimal management is vital for sustainable development and overall socio-economic growth of the country.

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Japanese H-2A rocket lifts off with two satellites

22 December 2017

Two research satellites to probe Earth's climate patterns and test ion engine technology to counter atmospheric drag in an unusual low-altitude orbit launched on 23 December 2017 on top of a Japanese H-2A rocket.

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FireBIRD monitors forest fires in California

20 December 2017

The recent California wildfires destroyed hundreds of buildings last year until reaching a peak in December. DLR's FireBIRD mission used infrared imagery to help monitor and identify the fires.

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Sentinel-1 focuses on floods

14 December 2017

Carrying advanced radar instruments, which can image Earth's surface regardless of the weather and darkness, the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission is bringing new insight into the aftermath of heavy rains and hurricanes.

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NASA scientists embark on extreme Antarctic trek

14 December 2017

In temperatures that can drop below -20 degrees Fahrenheit, along a route occasionally blocked by wind-driven ice dunes, a hundred miles from any other people, a team led by two NASA scientists will survey an unexplored stretch of Antarctic ice.

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Next-generation GRACE satellites arrive at launch site

13 December 2017

A pair of advanced U.S./German Earth research satellites with some very big shoes to fill is now at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base to begin final preparations for launch next spring.

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NOAA's GOES-S satellite arrives in Florida ahead of 2018 launch

08 December 2017

NOAA's GOES-S, the second in a series of next-generation geostationary weather satellites, headed south for the winter this week as it readies for launch in March 2018.

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NASA's CATS concludes successful mission on Space Station

06 December 2017

A spaceborne lidar instrument that fired more laser pulses than any previous orbiting instrument has ended its operations on the International Space Station, after a successful 33-month mission to measure clouds and tiny atmospheric particles that play key roles in Earth's climate and weather.

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EUMETSAT ground segment is ready for the launch of Copernicus Sentinel-3B

05 December 2017

EUMETSAT has confirmed the readiness of its teams and the new version of its ground segment to support the launch and commissioning of the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite in a two-satellite configuration with Sentinel-3A.

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