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NASA's TRMM satellite sees Super-Typhoon Haiyan strike Philippines

08 November 2013

Super-typhoon Haiyan, equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane on the U.S. Saffir-Simpson scale, struck the central Philippines municipality of Guiuan at the southern tip of the province of Eastern Samar early Friday morning at 20:45 UTC (4:45 am local time). NASA's TRMM satellite captured visible, microwave and infrared data on the storm.

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Swarm launch postponed

30 October 2013

The launch of ESA's magnetic field mission from Plesetsk, Russia, has been postponed by about a week.

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Watching Earth's winds, on a shoestring

29 October 2013

Built with spare parts and without a moment to spare, the International Space Station (ISS)-RapidScat isn't your average NASA Earth science mission.

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China launches remote-sensing satellite

29 October 2013

The Yaogan XVIII remote-sensing satellite was successfully launched on Tuesday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province, according to a press release from the center.

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Radar altimetry catches new wave with GOCE

28 October 2013

Gravity data from the GOCE mission are enabling other satellites to see ocean surface topography and currents.

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NASA satellite data improving volcanic ash forecasts for aviation safety

25 October 2013

As frequent travellers know, flight delays are all too familiar. Lately, NASA has been looking into a much less frequent, but a potentially very dangerous problem that has recently caused major disruptions in aviation services... volcanic eruptions.

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Orbiting on the edge yields insight into space weather

23 October 2013

ESA's GOCE gravity satellite may be in its final weeks in orbit around Earth, but some of the most exciting scientific analysis of the mission's data is only just starting.

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SMOS sees triple superstorms

22 October 2013

ESA's versatile water mission tracked Asia's recent storms over land and sea.

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Canadian satellite SCISAT celebrating 10 years of scientific measurements

22 October 2013

The Canadian Space Agency is proud to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the SCISAT mission. Launched on 12 August 2003, SCISAT is helping a team of Canadian and international scientists improve their understanding of the depletion and recovery of the ozone layer, with a special emphasis on the changes occurring over Canada and in the Arctic.

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ESA's GOCE mission comes to an end

21 October 2013

After mapping variations in Earth's gravity with unprecedented detail for four years, the GOCE satellite has run out of fuel and the end of mission has been declared.

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Deadly Cyclone Phailin makes landfall in eastern India

18 October 2013

The second tropical cyclone of the Northern Indian Ocean season formed on 09 October and grew into powerful Typhoon Phailin that made landfall in eastern India. NASA's Aqua and NASA/NOAA's Suomi-NPP satellites captured imagery of the storm on its approach to land.

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Magnetic field mission fuelled for launch

16 October 2013

With launch just a month away, ESA's Swarm constellation has been fuelled. Engineers will soon be focusing on the careful task of attaching the three identical satellites to the upper stage of the rocket for simultaneous release into orbit around Earth.

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Skybox Imaging's hopes high as launch of first satellites draws near

14 October 2013

Skybox Imaging executives gathered 09 October in the company's parking lot to see the startup imagery provider's first satellite boxed up for its journey to the Yasny launch site in Russia, where it is scheduled to lift off 21 November on a Russian Dnepr rocket.

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GOCE completes its mission

10 October 2013

After nearly tripling its planned lifetime, the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer - GOCE - is nearing its end of mission and will soon re-enter our atmosphere.

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Lockheed Martin powers on first GOES-R weather satellite

02 October 2013

Lockheed Martin has powered on the system module of the GOES-R satellite for the first time. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series (GOES-R) is NOAA's next geostationary weather satellite.

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China launches satellite to monitor natural disaster

25 September 2013

A satellite for natural disaster monitoring was successfully launched into orbit at 12:37 p.m. Wednesday, China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center has announced.

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China launches new weather satellite

23 September 2013

China successfully launched a meteorological satellite into orbit at 11:07 a.m. Monday, Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center said.

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Pakistan's first remote sensing satellite system to be launched soon

22 September 2013

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan's first Remote Sensing Satellite System (RSSS) will be launched soon to meet the national and international user requirements in the field of satellite imagery.

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Exploring the Sentinels' potential

19 September 2013

ESA is sponsoring an initiative to explore the possible benefits that the Copernicus programme's Sentinel satellites can bring to geo-information communities in over 20 European countries.

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Preparing to launch Swarm

19 September 2013

With the launch of ESA's Swarm trio set for 14 November, the first satellite has arrived safely at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. This new mission will unravel one of the most mysterious aspects of our planet: the magnetic field.

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