Earth Observation Mission News
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.
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.
10 August 2017
A feat 19 years in the making, NOAA-15 recently made its 100,000th trip around the Earth!
09 August 2017
An experimental small satellite has successfully collected and delivered data on a key measurement for predicting changes in Earth's climate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over the last few months, a chunk of Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf has been hanging on precariously as a deep crack cut across the ice.
07 July 2017
With its unique sensor and frequent revisit cycle, the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite can measure sea level in locations where not previously possible.
07 July 2017
A Soyuz launch scheduled for 14 July will carry more than 70 small satellites, including spacecraft for four separate commercial remote sensing and weather constellations.
06 July 2017
With the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite fully fledged and its data freely available, the task of monitoring and understanding our changing planet has been made that much easier. Seeing the effect spring has on our plant life is just one of its many uses.
30 June 2017
Jason-2, the European/US cooperative mission between EUMETSAT, the French Space Agency CNES, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), will change orbit and take on an additional role next month.
23 June 2017
An Indian mapping satellite and 30 other payloads vaulted into space Friday aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), arriving in an on-the-mark orbit more than 300 miles above Earth.
22 June 2017
A low Earth-orbiting satellite, the Copernicus Sentinel-5 Precursor (Sentinel-5P) mission is dedicated to monitoring the composition of the atmosphere. Its data will be used largely by the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service. The mission will deliver information to monitor air quality, stratospheric ozone and will also be used for climate variables monitoring, and support European policy-making.
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has delivered an advanced digital weather satellite instrument to the Korea Aerospace Research Institute that will help forecasters safeguard people in the region from typhoons and other severe weather.
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