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Excellence in space - 10 years of TerraSAR-X

14 June 2017

Designed to return unique images of the Earth for five years, the German radar satellite TerraSAR-X has outdone itself. The satellite has been in operation for twice that time.

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Wolf Volcano in the Galapagos Islands

SPOT-6 acquired this view of Wolf Volcano in the Galapagos Islands in February 2016. This volcano, the highest in the archipelago, sits on the northern end of Isabela Island.

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China launches remote-sensing micro-nano satellites

15 June 2017

China launched two remote-sensing micro-nano satellites on a Long March-4B rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert Thursday.

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Satellites forewarn of locust plagues

13 June 2017

Satellites are helping to predict favourable conditions for desert locusts to swarm, which poses a threat to agricultural production and, subsequently, livelihoods and food security.

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UNITAR-UNOSAT and Radiant.Earth partner for greater impact on Earth observations

14 June 2017

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) through its Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) and Radiant.Earth, have agreed to explore new Earth observation data innovations supporting humanitarian disaster management, global health, climate change, sustainable water management and cultural heritage.

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Is the Earth observation industry consolidating, or just evolving?

14 June 2017

Do three events constitute a trend? For many in the Earth-observation industry, the answer seems to be yes.

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3rd Symposium of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)

18 - 22 September 2017

Host Organisations: Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) / Korean Space Science Society

Location: Jeju Island, South Korea

Contact: COSPAR Secretariat - cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr

Symposium Overview:

The theme of COSPAR 2017 is: Small Satellites for Space Research. Topics covered by the event include:

  • New ideas for upper atmosphere research with micro- and nano-satellites
  • Interaction of solar wind and Earth's bow shock: recent progress in observations and modelling
  • Dynamics of the magnetospheric process through coordinated experiment and modelling
  • Enabling technologies

Selected papers published in Advances in Space Research and Life Sciences in Space Research, fully refereed journals with no deadlines open to all submissions in relevant fields.

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