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January 10, 2017

Satellites Chronicle Forest Loss in Cambodia

Between 2001 and 2014, the annual forest loss rate in Cambodia increased by 14.4 percent: a total of 1.44 million hectares—5,560 square miles—of forest. In broad swaths of the country, densely forested landscapes—even those in protected areas—have been clear-cut during the last decade for rubber plantations and timber.

January 5, 2017

Scientists Use Satellites to Study Bird-Killing Bacteria

Around Lake Thurmond, a large reservoir that straddles Georgia and South Carolina, something’s not right with the birds. The lake is full of vegetation—particularly an invasive aquatic plant known as Hydrilla verticillata—and the area is full of birds that are distressed or dying.

December 20, 2016

Swarm Satellites Discover ‘Jet Stream’ in Earth’s Core

Using data from the European Space Agency’s three Swarm satellites—which measure the different magnetic fields that stem from Earth’s core, mantle, crust, oceans, ionosphere and magnetosphere—scientists discovered a jet stream deep below Earth’s surface that’s increasing in speed.

December 13, 2016

Infrared Imagery Monitors U.S. Cold Snap

Imagery from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite showed the movement of cold, Arctic air over the United States from Dec. 1-11, 2016.

December 6, 2016

ESA Commits 10 Billion Euros to Space Activities

In early December 2016, the European Space Agency (ESA) held a two-day council meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, where ministers from ESA’s 22 member states plus Slovenia and Canada allocated €10.3 billion for space activities and programs based on the vision of a “United Space in Europe in the era of Space 4.0.”

November 29, 2016

Satellites Confirm: San Francisco’s Millennium Tower Sinking

European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-1 satellites have shown that San Francisco’s 58-storey Millennium Tower is sinking by a few centimeters a year.

November 14, 2016

WorldView-4 Successfully Launched

On Nov. 11, 2016, DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 commercial imaging satellite was launched aboard an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. About 45 minutes after launch, satellite signals indicated it was in proper position and working order.

November 8, 2016

Aerial Imaging Market Forecast to Reach $2.64 Billion by 2022

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, the aerial imaging market is estimated to grow to $2.64 billion by 2022.

November 2, 2016

Sentinel Hub Web Service Wins 2016 Copernicus Masters Competition

On Oct. 25, 2016, winners in the Copernicus Masters Earth-observation competition were recognized before an international audience in Madrid, Spain. The grand prize went to the team from Slovenia’s Sinergise Ltd., whose Sentinel Hub cloud-based web service for satellite data won the T-Systems Open Telekom Cloud Challenge before edging out winners of the other six categories.

October 24, 2016

NASA Establishes Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute

NASA introduced the Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute (S3VI), hosted at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., to leverage the growing small spacecraft (i.e., SmallSat) community, promote innovation, identify emerging technology opportunities, and provide an efficient channel for communication about small spacecraft systems with industry, academia and other government agencies.

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