Earth Observation Mission News
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
09 March 2017
Following three days of intensive work, mission control today declared the newly launched Sentinel-2B satellite fit and ready for commissioning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fengyun-4, the first of China's second-generation geostationary orbiting weather satellites, has sent its first collection of images and data.
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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