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GRACE making plans for final science data collection

14 September 2017

With one of its twin satellites almost out of fuel after more than 15 years of chasing each other around our planet to measure Earth's ever-changing gravity field, the operations team for the U.S./German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission is making plans for an anticipated final science collection.

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Sentinel-5P launch preparations in full swing

14 September 2017

With lift-off set for 13 October, engineers at Russia's Plesetsk launch site are steaming ahead with the task of getting Europe's next Copernicus satellite ready for its journey into orbit.

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EUMETSAT and Arianespace sign contract for the launch of the first MetOp-SG satellites

11 September 2017

Today, EUMETSAT and Arianespace announced the signature of a contract entrusting Arianespace with the launch of the first two Metop-SG satellites of the EUMETSAT Polar System of Second Generation plus an option for the launch of a third satellite.

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NASA sees Hurricane Irma affecting South Florida

10 September 2017

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured night-time look at Hurricane Irma as it weakened to a large tropical storm and the GOES East satellite provided a daytime view as the large storm continued moving north over Florida.

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New era in air-quality monitoring a step away

04 September 2017

The Sentinel-5P satellite has arrived in Plesetsk in northern Russia to be prepared for liftoff on 13 October. Built to deliver global maps of air pollutants every day and in more detail than ever before, this latest Copernicus mission will set a new standard for monitoring air quality.

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JPSS-1 has new target launch date

01 September 2017

The launch of JPSS-1, the first in a series of NOAA's four next-generation operational polar-orbiting weather satellites that will give scientists the most advanced tools to aid in weather forecasting and earth observations, is scheduled for 10 November at 1:47 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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Haze Removal Algorithm developed for CartoSat images

28 August 2017

High resolution optical imaging Earth Observation Satellite (EOS) systems such as CARTOSAT provide multi-spectral remote sensing data in the visible and near-infrared (VNIR) wavelengths of the order of sub-meter to few-meters.

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Taiwanese satellite rides SpaceX rocket into orbit

25 August 2017

Flying with an exceptionally lightweight payload, a Falcon 9 rocket delivered a multipurpose research satellite into a nearly 450-mile-high orbit on 24 August for Taiwan following a smooth countdown and liftoff from California's Central Coast.

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NASA's ICESat-2 Preps for Laser Tests

16 August 2017

Lasers that will fly on NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, are about to be put to the test at the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

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25 years of global sea level data and counting

10 August 2017

The TOPEX-Posiedon satellite ascended into orbit in 1992, and ushered a new era of oceanography with the first highly accurate, global measurements of sea levels.

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NOAA-15 makes 100 thousandth orbit

10 August 2017

A feat 19 years in the making, NOAA-15 recently made its 100,000th trip around the Earth!

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RAVAN CubeSat measures Earth's outgoing energy

09 August 2017

An experimental small satellite has successfully collected and delivered data on a key measurement for predicting changes in Earth's climate.

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SAGE III completes commissioning, begins science mission

07 August 2017

An ozone-measuring instrument that launched to the International Space Station in February has completed commissioning and is now collecting atmospheric data.

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Sentinel-1 reveals ground deformation after Aegean Sea earthquake

04 August 2017

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred in the Aegean Sea on 20 July 2017, affecting the Greek island of Kos and Bodrum in south-west Turkey. Images from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission were used to map the ground deformation, providing valuable data for analysis.

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NASA instrument key to understanding solar powered planet arrives at Kennedy Space Center

04 August 2017

A new instrument that will monitor our planet's biggest power source, the Sun, arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It has a targeted November 2017 launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station.

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NOAA's GOES-S and GOES-T satellites coming together

03 August 2017

Progress continues on the development of NOAA's GOES-S and GOES-T spacecraft that will follow the successful launch of GOES-R, renamed GOES-16 upon reaching geostationary orbit.

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Aalto-1 satellite sends first image

27 July 2017

Launched on the morning of 23 June from India, the Aalto-1 satellite's first month in space has gone according to plan.

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Sentinel-1 benefits oil seep assessment

20 July 2017

The European Union's Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission is providing far more images than previous generations of synthetic aperture radar satellites, bringing many significant advantages. One of them is determining the difference between naturally-occurring and polluting oil on the ocean surface.

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Air pollution monitoring Sentinel on show

20 July 2017

With Sentinel-5 Precursor about to be packed up and shipped to Russia for lift-off in late September, media representatives, members of the UK Space Agency and National Centre for Earth Observation had the chance to see this Copernicus air-pollution monitoring satellite standing proud in the cleanroom.

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Soyuz rocket lifts off with 73 satellites

14 July 2017

A Russian Soyuz booster lifted off Friday from Kazakhstan on a complex mission to deploy 73 satellites into three different orbits, including a Russian spacecraft to locate forest fires, 48 CubeSats for Planet's global Earth observation fleet, and eight nanosatellites for Spire Global's commercial weather network.

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