eoPortal News: Did you know?
29 October 2018
Have you ever had questions about "rockets" or "satellites", such as;
25 October 2018
The UK Space Agency's Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP) will provide access to archives of images and radar data for research and development projects.
On 11 October, sustained heavy rains in the area of Bududa in eastern Uganda, caused a massive landslide. Boulders and chunks of mud came rolling down the foothills, hitting three villages downhill and causing at least 43 casualties.
22 October 2018
Huddled in an inconspicuous corner, eyes transfixed on their computer monitors, a group of young experts wait for satellite images to arrive. A disaster has just struck Indonesia, and the twin impact of the earthquake and the tsunami it triggered could be devastating.
In the days of Hurricane Florence, when the winds blew, the rains fell, the ocean surged, and the rivers overflowed, the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) and its partners moved quickly to make a difference in people's lives.
Maxar Technologies' MDA Ships Third and Final Spacecraft in Preparation for Launch of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission
16 October 2018
MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, announced that it has shipped, as planned, the third and final satellite for the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) that MDA is building for the Canadian Space Agency.
Disasters cause tremendous loss of lives and assets around the world. Over the last twenty years, more than 1.35 million people have died, while over 4 billion have been displaced, left homeless, injured or in need of emergency assistance as a result of disasters according to a new report by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED). Economic losses rose by 151 per cent compared to those suffered in the period between 1978 and 1997.
12 October 2018
ESA is challenging ‘citizen scientists' to apply the latest AI and image processing techniques to upscale images acquired by the Earth-watching Proba-V minisatellite.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has developed and manufactured SaudiSat-5A and SaudiSat-5B, two high-resolution Earth observation satellites to be launched later this year from China.
07 October 2018
French space agency - Centre National d'Etudes Spatiale (CNES) - opened a representative office in Abu Dhabi, becoming the first foreign space agency opening a representative office in the UAE.
The recently launched NovaSAR-1 satellite has the ability to provide high-resolution Earth imagery for disaster assessment or crop monitoring even at night or in cloudy conditions. And Australia will have direct control of the data collected.
VTT's nanosat hyperspectral camera remains stable after enduring one year of space weather and even a severe solar storm
02 October 2018
VTT's hyperspectral imager continues to observe the Earth on board the Aalto-1 nano-satellite. For hyperspectral imagers it is unique to reach such a small size and weight, and also to prove a capability to survive in harsh space conditions on-board a small satellite. It has even survived a grade X solar storm while still continuing to supply high-quality data.
By providing accurate and timely information and connecting emergency response teams, satellites and satellite-based systems play a critical role supporting first responders and search and rescue teams in emergency situations.
27 September 2018
Satellite radar altimetry measures the time taken by a radar pulse to travel from the satellite antenna to the surface and back to the satellite receiver. This measurement yields a wealth of information that can be used for a wide range of applications – in particular, for understanding sea-level rise.
26 September 2018
NASA has funded five new projects to develop tools and technology to make the agency's massive Earth science datasets more accessible and user-friendly.
24 September 2018
Today marks the start of the "25 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry" symposium, running the whole week and taking place in Ponta Delgada, Azores.
21 September 2018
As part of ESA's continuing commitment to realise cutting-edge satellite missions to advance scientific understanding of our planet and to show how new technologies can be used in space, three new ideas have been chosen to compete as the tenth Earth Explorer mission.
21 September 2018
Upload photos of land cover change around you; join the open challenge from 22 Sept to 01 Oct.
21 September 2018
Since 1989, the United Nations has facilitated global initiatives to reduce the impact of disasters. The latest agreement, the Sendai Framework, was adopted to guide collaborative efforts from 2015 to 2030. The framework encourages an increased use of Earth Observation (EO) technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).
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