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Sweden finances 50 kilogram science satellite

23 October 2014

The Swedish government has agreed to finance the construction and launch of a 50-kilogram satellite into low Earth orbit to conduct optical studies of mesospheric gases for two years, the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) said 22 October.

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Gonzalo stirs up sediment and the carbon cycle

The Operational Land Imager on the Landsat 8 satellite acquired this natural-colour view of Bermuda. The image was acquired on 18 October, a day after Hurricane Gonzalo passed through, and shows the effect the storm had on the sediment surrounding Bermuda.

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NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite team ward off recent space debris threat

22 October 2014

While space debris was the uncontrolled adversary in the award-winning space thriller film "Gravity," space debris, also known as "space junk," is an ongoing real-life concern for teams managing satellites orbiting Earth, including NOAA-NASA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership, or Suomi NPP, satellite.

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Copernicus Sentinel-1: Making our seas safer

22 October 2014

Within the first days of its operational life, the Sentinel-1A satellite has provided data for marine services in the Arctic.

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Land stability monitoring service wins Copernicus Masters

24 October 2014

The first satellite-based service for extensive and uninterrupted monitoring and mapping of land stability has won the top prize in the European Earth-monitoring competition.

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'Pulse of our Planet': Watching Earth's vital signs

23 October 2014

On 10 September, "Vital Signs: Pulse of Our Planet" premiered at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, Washington, showcasing some of NASA's most exciting Earth observations of our dynamic planet. These science visualisations act as a time capsule of our Earth system, bringing storms, global fires, Arctic sea ice loss and the behaviour of carbon to life on screen.

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International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2015

23 - 25 February 2015

Organisation: SPAR Point Group

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Conference Overview:

The three-day technical conference & exhibition focuses on data acquisition, fusion, processing and point clouds for airborne, terrestrial and underwater LiDAR used to support transport, urban modeling, coastal zone mapping, utility asset management and more.

LiDAR professionals from all over the world attend the annual event to learn about the latest advances in technology and hear about industry changes and developments first-hand from industry experts.

Topics include:

Airborne, Terrestrial & Bathymetric LiDAR, Coastal Zone, Defense & Flood Plain LiDAR, Corridor & Utilities Mapping, Data Classification, GIS, Data Modeling/Management, Mobile Mapping, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Technology Development & Trends.

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This database is based on the book of Herbert J. Kramer Observation of the Earth and its Environments and describes over 600 missions in detail. Online updated version of "Earth Observation History of Technical Introduction" available as of January 02, 2017.