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Aeolus well on the way to improving forecasts

05 April 2019

Assessing the accuracy of data being returned by completely new technology in space is a challenging task. But this is exactly what engineers and scientists have been dedicating their time to over the last months so that measurements of the world's winds being gathered by Aeolus can be fed confidently into weather forecast models.

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Salin Aigues-Mortes

Since antiquity, workers have harvested salt from the tidal marshes of Aigues-Mortes, Franceā€”a coastal Mediterranean town steeped in history. Today, salt remains an important industry here, and satellites can provide a bird's eye view of the vibrant production process.

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More Than a Carbon Copy: OCO-3 on the Space Station

02 April 2019

NASA is ready to launch a new space instrument that will use the vantage point of the International Space Station to monitor Earth's carbon cycle. A follow-on to the still-active OCO-2 mission, OCO-3 will bring not only a new vantage point but new techniques and new technologies to NASA's carbon dioxide observations. Why are we launching a new carbon observatory? Read on.

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Antarctic: 'No role' for climate in Halley iceberg splitting

05 April 2019

When a giant iceberg breaks away from near Britain's Halley research base, it won't be because of climate change.

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PlanetObserver Enters Partnership with Airbus to Distribute VHR Geospatial Data in Europe

26 March 2019

PlanetObserver, provider of value-added geospatial data for civil and military solutions, has announced a new partnership with Airbus Defence and Space, a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services, to distribute their portfolio of very high resolution imagery and elevation products and services in Europe.

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EUMETSAT control room wins Prolight + Sound Award for SWiCA

04 April 2019

SWiCA Conference Technology today won the Prolight + Sound Sinus Systems Integration Award for its work on EUMETSAT's new control room.

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SSTL and OSS Collaborate on Disruptive Smallsat SAR Payload

02 April 2019

Two of the UK's leading Space sector companies, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) and Oxford Space Systems (OSS) have been awarded National Space Technology Programme funding to develop an innovative and stowage-efficient Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload.

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ARSI and KEO Conference

11 - 13 November 2019

Organisation: ESA and ESTEC

Location: Noordwijk, Netherlands

Abstract deadline: 24 June 2019

Overview:

November 2019 will see the sixth edition of the workshop on "Advanced RF Sensors and Remote Sensing Instruments" organised by ESA/ESTEC. As in previous years, the purpose is to bring together experts from industry and research organisations to share and present their latest findings on RF remote sensing technology, processing and systems.

As was the case at the ARSI'17, the main workshop is being extended to cover the related "Ka-band Earth Observation Radar Missions". This workshop has a similar character to ARSI but concentrates entirely on all aspects related to Ka-band Earth Observation instruments.

The objectives of the two combined workshop are to review the state of the art in current and future mission concepts including applications, science objectives, mission design and instrument technology. This includes new ideas for applications enabled by Ka-band SAR and InSAR. Higher frequency bands may also be considered.

The combined event will take place from 11-13 November 2019 at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Industry, researchers and engineers active in the field are cordially invited to participate and to present their latest findings.

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