FCC Clears Planet Labs to Proliferate

November 18, 2014 by  
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The Federal Communications Commission recently cleared Planet Labs’ request to launch and operate nongeostationary orbit Earth Exploration Satellite Service satellites.

New Map Shows Frequency and Distribution of Small Asteroid Impacts on Earth

November 18, 2014 by  
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NASA’s Near Earth Object Program recently released a map that shows the frequency, size and location of small asteroids that enter and disintegrate in Earth’s atmosphere.

New Partnership Uses Satellites to Track Illegal Fishing on a Global Scale

November 18, 2014 by  
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Global Fishing Watch provides a global view of commercial fishing. The new platform was born from a partnership among Oceana, Skytruth and Google.

Climate Explorer Maps Stressors and Impacts

November 18, 2014 by  
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A new online visualization tool provides maps of climate stressors and impacts as well as interactive graphs that show daily and long-term observations from thousands of weather stations across the United States.

Five Japanese Earth Observation Satellites Launch Aboard a Soviet-era Missile

November 11, 2014 by  
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A Dnepr rocket carried five Japanese Earth observing satellites into orbit Nov. 6, 2014, from the Dombrovsky military base in southern Russia.

India to Use Remote Sensing to Guide the Economy

November 11, 2014 by  
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s success using geospatial technology in his prior post is leading to an increased stature for the technology in India.

The Group on Earth Observation Holds Its 11th Plenary Session

November 11, 2014 by  
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The Group on Earth Observation convenes its 11th plenary session in Geneva this week under the theme “Taking the Pulse of the Planet.”

OmniEarth Partners with Ball Aerospace on Instruments for 18 Satellites

November 11, 2014 by  
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OmniEarth is partnering with Ball Aerospace for a planned constellation of 18 Earth observation satellites, according to an interview published by Forbes last week.

Antares Rocket Explodes with 26 Planet Labs Satellites Lost

November 3, 2014 by  
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An Orbital Sciences Antares rocket lifted off to start its third resupply mission to the International Space Station but suffered a catastrophic anomaly shortly after liftoff on Oct. 28. The spectacular explosion left little of the craft or cargo.

Five More Decades of Iowa Aerial Photography Made Available

November 3, 2014 by  
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The Iowa Historic Digital Aerial Photo Project has added a trove of historical imagery thanks to a grant from  the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Resource Enhancement and Protection program.

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