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Three Gaofen Earth observation satellites launched by China

03 April 2018

China has launched its 10th space mission of the year, deploying three civilian-operated Earth observation satellites with cameras to help monitor natural disasters, survey natural resources and assist in infrastructure planning.

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Helsinki, Finland

The TripleSat satellite takes us over Helsinki in Finland in this optical image from 16 July 2017.

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More is more – Ready for the full deployment of the Sentinel-3 mission

05 April 2018

The spacecraft is part of a series of Sentinel satellites under the umbrella of the EU's Copernicus programme, which takes a continuous "health check" of our planet.

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Hunting mystery giant lightning from space

07 April 2018

Thunderstorms are some of the most spectacular events in nature, yet what we can see from the surface of our planet is only the beginning.

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How heavy oxygen ions escape Earth’s gravity

05 April 2018

A new study reveals that low-frequency electromagnetic waves accompany intense heating events at low altitudes.

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NASA visualises the dance of a melting snowflake

29 March 2018

NASA has produced the first three-dimensional numerical model of melting snowflakes in the atmosphere. Snowflake research is one of many ways that NASA studies the frozen regions of Earth, collectively known as the cryosphere.

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EO & Copernicus Technologies

18 - 19 April 2018

Organisation: EARSel

Location: Bochum, Germany

Event overview:

Earth Observation & Copernicus Technologies and Solutions for User Applications - This free event is planned as a marketplace that will enable knowledge transfer between technology experts, service providers and manufacturers as well as users from selected application fields. The goal is to stimulate the development and marketing of new "Copernicus"related products, services and solutions. The event will build on findings and experience from the German technology network "CopServ" and aims to transfer valuable technological know-how to European level in the framework of the EEN.

The event will offer thematic workshops to exchange ideas on technology trends, identify market demand and raise awareness among end users towards the importance of Earth observation and Copernicus technologies and their potential. A B2Match event for bilateral meetings is included.

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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.