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October 11, 2016

Topographic Lidar Data Employed to Map, Preserve U.S. History

In August 2015, the National Park Service (NPS) contracted Woolpert for the Little Bighorn National Monument Mapping Project to record the locations of thousands of headstone markers at the Custer National Cemetery as well as hundreds of battlefield markers at the Little Bighorn National Monument site, which covers approximately 5.5 square miles.

September 20, 2016

Fire-Detection Satellite BIROS Releases BEESAT-4 Picosatellite

On Sept. 9, 2016, the Bi-Spectral Infrared Optical System (BIROS) fire-detection satellite, developed and built by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), released the Berlin Educational and Experimental Picosatellite (BEESAT-4) into space 515 kilometers above the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago.

September 20, 2016

Madeira Island Adds to Portugal’s Fire Count

While hundreds of wildfires raged over mainland Portugal, the normally peaceful and idyllic resort island of Madeira was also hit by deadly fires, killing three people and destroying more than 150 homes.

September 14, 2016

Satellites Record Auroras’ Rhythm

Using data from NASA’s Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS) satellites, scientists have observed Earth’s vibrating magnetic field in relation to the northern lights in the night sky over Canada.

September 14, 2016

‘Glacier Milk’ Spills in Argentina

Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981 and is the largest park in the country, covering more than 7,000 square kilometers. One of its most recognizable features is the Upsala Glacier, which is pictured in this European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-2A image from January 2016.

September 8, 2016

Sentinel Satellite Hit by Space Particle

ESA engineers discovered that a solar panel on the Copernicus Sentinel-1A remote-sensing satellite was hit by a millimeter-sized particle on Aug. 23, 2016.

September 8, 2016

Hurricane Pair Nears Hawaii, Both Miss

The island of Hawaii continued its decades’ long streak of not being directly when Hurricanes Madeline and Lester, which at one point were considered threats for landfall, veered south and north, respectively.

September 1, 2016

SpaceX Rocket Explodes

A SpaceX rocket exploded at its Cape Canaveral launch pad Thursday morning, Sept. 1, destroying the rocket and the satellite it was due to launch on Saturday.

August 30, 2016

University of Nairobi Team Selected for KiboCUBE Project

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) selected a team from the University of Nairobi to be the first to benefit from the UNOOSA-JAXA KiboCUBE program.

August 30, 2016

Bosphorus Bridge Construction Chronicled

An image from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2A satellite shows Turkey’s Third Bosphorus Bridge as it was being constructed on Feb. 8, 2016. The hybrid cable-stayed suspension bridge, which opened on Aug. 26, 2016, forms part of the ongoing 150 kilometer-long Northern Marmara Highway project.

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