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Planet confirms Google stake as Terra Bella deal closes

19 April 2017

WASHINGTON — As Planet announced it has completed its acquisition of rival satellite imaging company Terra Bella on 18 April, it confirmed that Google is now a shareholder in Planet as part of that deal.

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Lake MacKay, Australia

Brown hills speckle the eastern part of Australia's Lake MacKay in this satellite image.

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UK Space Agency and CNES join forces to curb climate change

19 April 2017

UK and French space agencies have reached a ground-breaking new agreement to work together to tackle climate change.

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How the Copernicus Emergency Mapping Service supported responses to major earthquakes in Central Italy

21 April 2017

A series of strong earthquakes struck Central Italy starting in August 2016, killing over 300 people, injuring some 360 and leaving over 2000 without homes. The Copernicus Emergency Management service was activated by the Italian Civil Protection authorities during this period and produced a total of 120 maps of the damaged areas, supporting their decision-making, rescue and aid delivery activities during these disastrous events.

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Arctic river ice deposits rapidly disappearing

18 April 2017

WASHINGTON, DC — Climate change is causing thick ice deposits that form along Arctic rivers to melt nearly a month earlier than they did 15 years ago, a new study finds.

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Meet the Sentinel-3 Data Quality Manager

20 April 2017

Steffen Dransfeld is in charge of the quality of the data from the Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI) and Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR) instruments on Sentinel-3.

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Fringe 2017 workshop

05 - 09 June 2017

Organisation: European Space Agency (ESA)

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Conference objectives:

  • Bring together the global InSAR community;
  • Present latest InSAR results exploiting Sentinel-1 data and S-1A/B interferometry;
  • Provide a forum for ESA PIs and scientists to present InSAR projects results;
  • Assess the maturity of InSAR applications and the state of the art in the field;
  • Facilitate international exchange on InSAR Research, development and applications;
  • Present the Sentinel-1 mission status, algorithms and products;
  • Review and assess the progress according to the recommendations voiced at FRINGE 2015;
  • Consult scientists to prepare ESA for starting supporting science activities for Sentinel-1.

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