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An Argentine company will launch two ground observation microsatellites on Tuesday

12 January 2020

Designed and manufactured by Satellogic engineers, Sophie and Marie will be integrated into a constellation of a dozen devices operating from a low orbit.

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NASA, NOAA to Announce 2019 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

10 January 2020

Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will release their annual assessment of global temperatures and discuss the major climate trends of 2019 during a media teleconference at 12:15 p.m. EST Wednesday, 15 January.

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Puerto Rico Quake Damage Visible From Space

10 January 2020

Days after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Puerto Rico, followed by hundreds of aftershocks, the full extent of damage is only beginning to be realised.

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Aeolus winds now in daily weather forecasts

10 January 2020

ESA's Aeolus satellite has been returning profiles of Earth's winds since 3 September 2018, just after it was launched – and after months of careful testing these measurements are considered so good that the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts is now using them in their forecasts.

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The Data Tailor is the first of a new portfolio of data services which provide new data access capabilities.

09 January 2020

The software makes it possible for users to subset and aggregate our data products in space and time, filter layers, generate quicklooks, project onto new coordinate reference systems, and reformat into common GIS formats (netCDF, GeoTIFF, etc.). It offers a uniform way to transform both historical and near real time satellite data provided by EUMETSAT. EUMETSAT is pleased to announce that the software is now available for download.

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Australia: like a furnace

09 January 2020

Ferocious bushfires have been sweeping across Australia since September, fuelled by record-breaking temperatures, drought and wind. The country has always experienced fires, but this season has been horrific. A staggering 10 million hectares of land have been burned, at least 24 people have been killed and it has been reported that almost half a billion animals have perished.

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ICESat-2 and Its Contribution in Understanding Climate Change

07 January 2020

Satellite launching - especially those that are observing Earth - is not exactly news unless of course, the satellites are from private companies like SpaceX or Boeing so when NASA's observation satellite ICESat-2 was launched last September 2018, it was regarded as just another day at work. After all, there will be not much of a significant discovery on Earth since we know so much about it already, right? Wrong.

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PhD centre will nurture new leaders in Earth observation

07 January 2020

A new centre will enable 50 fully-funded PhD researchers to harness satellite data to tackle global environmental challenges.

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ETRSS-1 Captures First Test Images

06 January 2020

Ethiopia's newly launched ETRSS-1 has captured its first few test images. The imageries captured near China were published by the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute and primarily test run the imagery capacities of the micro-satellite launched on 20 December 2019.

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DE Africa Signs Partnership With RCMRD, AGRHYMET And ITC To Build Capacity For The Use Of Satellite Data Across Africa

06 January 2020

Digital Earth Africa(DE Africa) has signed a partnership with the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) in Kenya, AGRHYMET Regional Centre in Niger and the Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, for the building and provision of skills and expertise needed for the use of satellite data in Africa.

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Japan’s Tsubame records lowest ever satellite altitude

06 January 2020

Tsubame, an Earth Observation satellite developed by Japan's space agency JAXA, has been registered by the Guinness World Records as having achieved the "lowest altitude by an Earth observation satellite in orbit," for an altitude of 167.4 km. The 383kg satellite was decommissioned on 01 Oct, 2019.

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First Images CBERS 04A

30 December 2019

The reception in Brazil of the first images of the satellite CBERS 04A occurred on 27 December, 2019. After a week of testing with all satellite subsystems and the sequence of manoeuvres to put it into its nominal orbit, the three CBERS 04A cameras were connected for 11 minutes from 10h56 to 11h07, local time in Brasilia. INPE's ground station in Cuiaba, MT, received and recorded the raw data from WPM cameras, MUX and WFI, which were processed in São José dos Campos, SP.

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How satellites will help solve the climate crisis

17 December 2019

For more than three decades, space agencies like NASA and ESA have been observing Earth from space and monitoring weather patterns and the global climate.

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Shedding light in the dark: radar satellites lead the way

16 December 2019

Spare a thought this Christmas for researchers hunkered down on their Polarstern icebreaker, adrift in the frozen Arctic Ocean. Subjected to temperatures as low as –45°C and the perpetual darkness of the polar winter, they are willing participants in MOSAiC – the world's largest and longest polar research expedition.

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Pléiades Neo moves a step closer to launch with latest development

13 December 2019

Airbus has reached a very significant milestone in the development of the new Pléiades Neo satellite constellation, with assembly of the first two high-resolution optical satellites completed in November.

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Copernicus Sentinel-1 to the rescue

13 December 2019

While two explorers were having problems cruising the ice across the North Pole on skies, due to bad weather and complications with equipment, the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites lent a hand to guide rescuers through the maze of ice and water to save the day.

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NASA to buy more commercial Earth observation data

12 December 2019

NASA will continue to buy Earth observation data gathered by commercial satellite constellations in the wake of a pilot program, said Kevin Murphy, program executive for NASA's Earth Science Data System.

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Regional workshop addresses role of Earth observation in multi-hazard disaster risk assessment and Sendai framework monitoring

12 December 2019

In order for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Member States to be able to incorporate the routine use of space technology-based solutions, there is a need to increase awareness, build national capacity and develop solutions that are customized to their needs. The regional workshop and capacity-building programme on the "Role of Earth Observation in Multi-HazardDisaster Risk Assessment and Monitoring Targets of the Sendai Framework" is the second regional event in South Asia under the umbrella of the SAARC Disaster Management Center and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its UN-SPIDER programme.

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U.S. Group on Earth Observations calls for coordination, private sector engagement

11 December 2019

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released an updated plan for U.S. Earth observation 09 December calling for improved coordination, greater engagement with the private sector and efforts to assess the value of the data.

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India’s earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 to be launched tomorrow

26 November 2019

India's latest earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 will be launched tomorrow morning. The national space agency ISRO says, the satellite will be launched along with 13 customer payloads from the US from the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikotta at 09:28 hours on Wednesday, using the workhorse rocket PSLV-C47.