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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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Sentinel satellite captures birth of behemoth iceberg

12 July 2017

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.

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Sentinel-3A improves sea-level observation coverage

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.

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Soyuz set to launch 72 smallsats

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.

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See our seasons change from space

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.

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Jason-2 moves to a new orbit

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.

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40th flight of India's PSLV declared a success

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.

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Great expectations from Sentinel-5 Precursor

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.

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Harris Corporation Delivers Advanced Weather Satellite Instrument to South Korea

21 June 2017

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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Proba-V images Portuguese forest fire

21 June 2017

ESA's Proba-V minisatellite has captured the forest fire raging in central Portugal, revealing blackened scars and columns of smoke as well as pinpointing active fire hotspots.

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