Earth Observation Mission News
14 November 2013
An independent review board impaneled to scrutinise NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System says a new polar-orbiting spacecraft with bare-bones meteorological instruments should be developed to prevent a dangerous gap in critical forecasting data.
11 November 2013
Close to 01:00 CET on Monday 11 November, ESA's GOCE satellite reentered Earth's atmosphere on a descending orbit pass that extended across Siberia, the western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean and Antarctica. As expected, the satellite disintegrated in the high atmosphere and no damage to property has been reported.
08 November 2013
The complex task of placing all three Swarm satellites on their launch adapter is complete. This is another significant milestone in preparing ESA's latest Earth observation mission for liftoff, which is now set for 22 November.
08 November 2013
Super-typhoon Haiyan, equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane on the U.S. Saffir-Simpson scale, struck the central Philippines municipality of Guiuan at the southern tip of the province of Eastern Samar early Friday morning at 20:45 UTC (4:45 am local time). NASA's TRMM satellite captured visible, microwave and infrared data on the storm.
30 October 2013
The launch of ESA's magnetic field mission from Plesetsk, Russia, has been postponed by about a week.
29 October 2013
Built with spare parts and without a moment to spare, the International Space Station (ISS)-RapidScat isn't your average NASA Earth science mission.
29 October 2013
The Yaogan XVIII remote-sensing satellite was successfully launched on Tuesday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province, according to a press release from the center.
28 October 2013
Gravity data from the GOCE mission are enabling other satellites to see ocean surface topography and currents.
As frequent travellers know, flight delays are all too familiar. Lately, NASA has been looking into a much less frequent, but a potentially very dangerous problem that has recently caused major disruptions in aviation services... volcanic eruptions.
23 October 2013
ESA's GOCE gravity satellite may be in its final weeks in orbit around Earth, but some of the most exciting scientific analysis of the mission's data is only just starting.
22 October 2013
ESA's versatile water mission tracked Asia's recent storms over land and sea.
The Canadian Space Agency is proud to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the SCISAT mission. Launched on 12 August 2003, SCISAT is helping a team of Canadian and international scientists improve their understanding of the depletion and recovery of the ozone layer, with a special emphasis on the changes occurring over Canada and in the Arctic.
21 October 2013
After mapping variations in Earth's gravity with unprecedented detail for four years, the GOCE satellite has run out of fuel and the end of mission has been declared.
18 October 2013
The second tropical cyclone of the Northern Indian Ocean season formed on 09 October and grew into powerful Typhoon Phailin that made landfall in eastern India. NASA's Aqua and NASA/NOAA's Suomi-NPP satellites captured imagery of the storm on its approach to land.
16 October 2013
With launch just a month away, ESA's Swarm constellation has been fuelled. Engineers will soon be focusing on the careful task of attaching the three identical satellites to the upper stage of the rocket for simultaneous release into orbit around Earth.
Skybox Imaging executives gathered 09 October in the company's parking lot to see the startup imagery provider's first satellite boxed up for its journey to the Yasny launch site in Russia, where it is scheduled to lift off 21 November on a Russian Dnepr rocket.
10 October 2013
After nearly tripling its planned lifetime, the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer - GOCE - is nearing its end of mission and will soon re-enter our atmosphere.
02 October 2013
Lockheed Martin has powered on the system module of the GOES-R satellite for the first time. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series (GOES-R) is NOAA's next geostationary weather satellite.
25 September 2013
A satellite for natural disaster monitoring was successfully launched into orbit at 12:37 p.m. Wednesday, China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center has announced.
23 September 2013
China successfully launched a meteorological satellite into orbit at 11:07 a.m. Monday, Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center said.
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