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NanoRacks completes 15th CubeSat Mission on International Space Station

31 January 2019

NanoRacks successfully completed the 15th CubeSat Deployment mission from the Company's commercially developed platform on the International Space Station. Having released five CubeSats into low-Earth orbit, this mission marks NanoRacks' 190th CubeSat released from the Space Station, and the 228th small satellite deployed by NanoRacks overall.

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India puts 'lightest satellite' Kalamsat V2 into orbit

25 January 2019

India has launched what it says is the world's lightest satellite ever to be put into orbit.

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Airbus fellows to join ESA's ɸ-lab

22 January 2019

ESA's new Earth observation innovation hub, ɸ-lab, is set to welcome three research fellows from the aerospace industry giant Airbus, to work at the edge of disruptive technologies that monitor Earth's environment from space.

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Russia to launch Arctic weather satellite

21 January 2019

The first Russian satellite for weather forecasting and monitoring climate and environment in the Arctic region, Arktika-M, is planned to be sent to near-earth orbit in June 2019, a source in the Russian space industry told Sputnik on Sunday.

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Smaller, cheaper: How these tiny satellites are spinning off new space data movement

21 January 2019

Finnish Earth-observation company ICEYE ended 2018 on something of an astronomical high.

On 1 December, it successfully launched into orbit its second SAR microsatellite, weighing less than 100kg. On 14 December, it received a €10m ($11.14m) capital loan from Business Finland to manufacture more satellites in 2019.

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Picterra Launches an interactive tool for users to build their own artificial intelligence model

19 January 2019

At TUS Expo Europe, Picterra introduced the custom detector, a tool that allows users of their online platform to build their own artificial intelligence model to detect objects in aerial and satellite images.

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A prominent first year for the Copernicus Incubation Programme

18 January 2019

If you're building a product or service that uses Copernicus data or information and you would like to obtain funding to finance your work - look no further than the Copernicus Incubation Programme!

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A strange kind of data tracks the weather and pirate ships

11 January 2019

A group of apes is called a shrewdness; a group of ferrets is called a business; a group of small satellites is called a constellation. And Spire is the name of one shrewd business with a constellation of small satellites. More than 60 of its sats are up in orbit, collecting information about the weather, as well as the movements of ships and air traffic.

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New data highway will bring Europe and Latin America closer

08 January 2019

The contract to construct a fibre optic cable running under the Atlantic Ocean that will connect Latin America and Europe (from Portugal to Brazil) is now in force. By 2020, the cable will provide high broadband connectivity and boost business, scientific and cultural exchanges between the two continents.

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MySat-1 opens up opportunities for UAE youth in space sector

06 January 2019

UAE students who built MySat-1, a ‘CubeSat' launched last year to the International Space Station (ISS), are now more informed and capable to contribute to the developing space sector of the country.

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This Kenya Governor is transforming his constituency using space technologies

04 January 2019

Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent. It has the youngest amongst all the continents and hosts a large diversity of ethnicities, cultures and languages and all of these features made the continent face the hardest challenges in the world. However, 80% of the problems Africa face can be addressed with better information- and space adds an important dimension to this.

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Remote sensing leads to better understanding of polar regions

28 December 2018

Earth's polar regions feature cold-climate environments characterised by unique landscapes, biota, and processes. The climate in these regions is driven largely by cryospheric processes that are subject to, or have the potential for, fundamental and rapid change in a warming world. Bridging spatial scales and knowledge gaps in these regions requires remote sensing observations.

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ISRO to launch two satellites under IDRSS: All about it

17 December 2018

As a part of its proposed manned space mission, India will launch the Indian Data Relay Satellite System (IDRSS) to improve data relay and communication links with its remote sensing/earth observation satellites, said a top ISRO official.

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NASA sends cubesats to space on first dedicated launch with US partner Rocket Lab

17 December 2018

A series of new CubeSats now are in space, conducting a variety of scientific investigations and technology demonstrations, following launch Sunday of Rocket Lab's first mission for NASA under a Venture Class Launch Services (VCLS) contract.

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Meet an expert user of Copernicus Sentinel-2 data for human settlement mapping

13 December 2018

As well as monitoring plant growth, Copernicus Sentinel-2 can be used to map changes in land cover and to monitor the world's forests. It also provides information on pollution in lakes and coastal waters. Images of floods, volcanic eruptions and landslides contribute to disaster mapping and help humanitarian relief efforts.

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NASA and FAO launch next-generation geospatial tool

12 December 2018

Seeing both forests and trees is about to get easier, thanks to a new open-access tool developed by US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), with support from the Google Earth Engine Team and the US Government's SilvaCarbon Program - allowing anyone to track land-use and landscape changes anywhere.

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Swedish Space Corp opens new ground station in Thailand

03 December 2018

On 23 November, the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) officially opened a multi-mission ground station in Sri Racha, Thailand, at the Space Krenovation Park (SKP), a science park developed by Thailand's space agency GISTDA in order to develop the nation's space industry.

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European satellite control centre of the future unveiled in Darmstadt

30 November 2018

The completely refurbished Geostationary Mission Control Centre incorporates the latest technology to provide a more flexible, energy-efficient and secure workplace that is also more dynamic and productive for spacecraft and ground segment controllers.

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Satellites warn African farmers of pest infestations

30 November 2018

UK researchers have developed an early warning system to prevent the crops of African farmers from being devastated.

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GEO - Amazon Earth Observation cloud credits programme launches

23 November 2018

A new collaboration between GEO and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have offered GEO Member agencies and research organisations from developing countries access to cloud services to help with the hosting, processing and analysis of big data about the Earth to inform decisions for sustainable development.

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