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NOAA's JPSS-1 satellite imaging instrument is successfully integrated on spacecraft

10 March 2015

The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) has been successfully integrated onboard NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite. The VIIRS instrument, built by the Raytheon Company in El Segundo, California, is the third instrument to be integrated on the spacecraft by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, Colorado.

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Hanja-Ri aquaculture, South Korea

This Flock 1 image, acquired on 01 March 2015, shows aquaculture off the coast of South Korea.

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NASA's Soil Moisture Mapper takes first 'SMAPshots'

09 March 2015

Fresh off the recent successful deployment of its 20-foot (6-metre) reflector antenna and associated boom arm, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully completed a two-day test of its science instruments.

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PROBA-V 100 m products now publicly available

13 March 2015

VITO has announced that PROBA-V 100 m products are now publicly available as 1-day and 5-day syntheses from their Product Distribution Portal.

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Imaging Earth: Utilising advances in Earth observation

04 March 2015

There is a potential treasure trove of scientific knowledge in the variety and amount of data collected through remote Earth observation. But the potential is only half the story - developing ways to effectively use that data is another challenge.

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UK Space Agency's second CubeSat mission is taking shape

05 March 2015

The UK Space Agency's next CubeSat mission, AlSat Nano, is starting to take shape, following the selection of the mission's payloads.

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26 - 31 July 2015

Organisation: IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society

Location: Milan, Italy

Symposium Overview:

The main theme of this conference highlights the role of remote sensing for assessing, monitoring, and managing risks related to natural disasters. IGARSS is a premier event in remote sensing and provides an ideal forum for obtaining up-to-date information about the latest developments, exchanging ideas, identifying future trends, and making networking with the international geoscience and remote sensing community. The IGARSS 2015 technical program will include the following themes:

  • Data Analysis Methods
  • Atmosphere
  • Cryosphere
  • Oceans
  • Land
  • Missions, Sensors and Calibration
  • Data Management and Education

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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.