Prof. Guo Huadong, dean of the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, recently called for a constellation of six Earth observation satellites to monitor global change.
The Deimos-2 high-resolution satellite, launched by Spain’s Elecnor Deimos, completed in-orbit commissioning and will enter its first operational phase in November 2014.
The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B unmanned space plane touched down at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Oct. 17, 2014, after an orbit of 674 days.
The U.S. Army has been testing tethered airships for airspace surveillance around the nation’s capital.
Two satellite imaging specialists from University College London recently launched Air & Space Evidence Ltd., the world’s first space detective agency.
Public Lab has been leading the New Orleans Urban Waters Mapping Project as a community effort to document and map eight urban wetland restoration sites around New Orleans.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has been helping to find Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ever since it was determined the aircraft was within the Australian search and rescue zone in the southern part of the Indian Ocean. Ongoing analysis has refined the search area.
NASA’s Langley Research Center is conducting research on the use of small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) vehicles to provide advance warning of wildfires and to aid in mitigation.
Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego created a new detailed map of the world’s seafloor, primarily using two gravity satellite data sources.
The European Space Agency (ESA) recently released the latest global land-cover map, created using data from the Envisat mission for the 2010 epoch (2008–2012).