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MDA closes DigitalGlobe merger, re-brands as Maxar Technologies

05 October 2017

MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates completed its $2.4 billion purchase of DigitalGlobe on 05 October 2017, and will re-brand the combined company as Maxar Technologies.

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An unlikely corner of New York

On 26 August, 2016, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite captured a natural-colour view of Jamaica Bay. The image was acquired at 11:39 a.m. Eastern Time, just before the low tide.

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Sentinel-5P sealed from view

04 October 2017

As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Lift-off is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST).

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Large iceberg breaks off Pine Island Glacier

27 September 2017

Latest satellite images reveal a new 100-square-mile iceberg emerging from Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. The calving event did not come as a complete surprise, but is a troubling sign with regards to future sea level rise.

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Europe plans Sentinel satellite expansion

28 September 2017

Europe has begun the process of scoping an expansion to its Sentinel Earth observation network.

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Tracking debris in Earth's orbit with centimetre precision using efficient laser technology

05 October 2017

Uncontrollable Flying objects in orbit are a massive risk in low Earth orbit space flight. Therefore, a research team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Germany, has now especially developed a fibre laser that reliably determines the position and direction of the space debris' movement to mitigate these risks.

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IEOS2017 and Copernicus Training and Information Session

02 - 03 November 2017

Organisation: Copernicus and Maynooth University

Location: Co. Kildare, Ireland


These two events aim at strengthening the linkages between Researchers, Technologists, Service-Providers & End-Users for more effective exploitation of EO data & information services across Ireland. Support is being provided by the Geomatics Surveying Professional Group of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and the Irish Organisation for Geographic Information (IRLOGI).


The Irish Earth Observation Symposium (IEOS) 2017 provides an opportunity for all those involved in the remote sensing sector to network and present their work to the EO community in either oral or poster format. This event, the 11th in the series, is a full day of talks and demonstrations, hosted by the National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth University on the 02 November 2017.

Call for presentations - deadline for submissions is 13 October 2017.

Copernicus Training and Information Session

This event will be held on 03 November 2017 at Maynooth University, is the 10th in a series of national Copernicus events. The European Commission is organising the Sessions at the request of, and in collaboration with Member States.

The event aims to promote awareness of the many uses of Copernicus data and information, while providing the opportunity for hands on demonstrations and basic training. The Copernicus Training and Information Session targets both Copernicus 'intermediate' end users (technical) and end user communities (non-technical).

These events are open and free to registered participants. Registration closes on 31 October 2017.

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Visit the eoPortal database to find out about spaceborne EO missions and sensors to discover more about past, operational and future missions. This is complemented with detailed articles of airborne sensors.

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.