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Free access to Copernicus Sentinel satellite data

15 November 2013

Free and open access to Sentinel satellite data will be granted for the Copernicus operational phase.

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RapidEye is now BlackBridge

06 November 2013

RapidEye has officially changed its name to BlackBridge. This change is the result of a two-year process of uniting all BlackBridge owned companies as one presence in the marketplace.

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DigitalGlobe revenue up sharply despite U.S. spending slowdown

01 November 2013

Satellite Earth imagery provider DigitalGlobe on 31 October said its U.S. government business is showing almost no effects of the budget issues that have frozen or reduced spending in most federal agencies, and that its commercial business was growing as well.

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Continuing resolution provides funding flexibility for weather satellites

18 October 2013

The spending bill passed by Congress on 16 October provides the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with temporary flexibility for whatever funding it needs to maintain the launch schedules for two key weather satellite programs.

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NASA shuts down in federal government funding impasse

01 October 2013

With the United States federal government in partial shutdown, NASA is implementing drastic, across-the-board furloughs that will severely curtail ongoing research and development and shut down the agency's widely visited web site and satellite television channels.

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IPCC climate report: Humans 'dominant cause' of warming

27 September 2013

A landmark report says scientists are 95% certain that humans are the "dominant cause" of global warming since the 1950s.

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Stopgap spending bill carves out exception for U.S. weather satellites

11 September 2013

The stopgap spending measure the U.S. House of Representatives had been expected to pass this week to keep federal agencies operating past the end of the month would hold NASA's budget flat through year's end but allow the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to fund two weather satellites programs above 2013 levels.

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Iceland signs accession agreement with EUMETSAT

02 September 2013

Iceland is on its way to becoming a EUMETSAT Member State in 2014 following the signature of the accession agreement by EUMETSAT Director-General Alain Ratier and Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, Minister for Environment and Natural Resources of Iceland on 30 August.

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New NRC report calls for sustained Landsat program

09 August 2013

Senate appropriators already skeptical of NASA's plan to explore hosted payload and international partnership concepts as an alternative to building another dedicated Landsat spacecraft were handed fresh ammunition with the 8 Aug release of a National Research Council (NRC) report calling for a "systematic and deliberate program" to prevent a disruption in Landsat's 40-year record of moderate-resolution land imagery.

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