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GSLV puts advanced Indian weather satellite in orbit

08 September 2016

India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle blasted off Thursday with a meteorological observatory destined to track storms and tropical cyclones from a perch more than 22,000 miles above Earth.

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SPOT 6/7 eyes the Kiribati Republic

Kiribati is made up of 33 atolls, reef islands and one raised coral island. SPOT 6/7 acquired this image of one of the central Pacific islands on 29 September 2015.

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Jason-3 ready to take over crucial ocean monitoring role

06 September 2016

In early October, the ocean-monitoring satellite Jason-3 will take over from Jason-2 as the reference source of high-precision measurements of the global sea surface height from space.

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World’s wilderness reduced by a tenth since 1990s

09 September 2016

A tenth of the world's wilderness has vanished in the past two decades, research shows. New maps show "alarming losses" of pristine landscapes, particularly in South America and Africa, according to World Conservation Society scientists.

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ECMWF launches new Strategy

12 September 2016

ECMWF has launched its new ten-year Strategy, which sets ambitious goals that push the limits of predictability in weather forecasting.

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Vega to launch ESA’s wind mission

07 September 2016

ESA and Arianespace signed a contract to secure the launch of the Aeolus satellite. With this milestone, a better understanding of Earth's winds is another step closer.

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