Chinese Scientist Calls for Global Change Satellites

October 21, 2014 by  
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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.

Deimos-2 Enters Operational Phase

October 21, 2014 by  
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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.

U.S. Air Force X-37B Space Plane Returns

October 21, 2014 by  
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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.

Blimp-based Radar Surveillance Adds Efficiency

October 21, 2014 by  
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The U.S. Army has been testing tethered airships for airspace surveillance around the nation’s capital.

London Duo Launches the First Space Detective Agency

October 14, 2014 by  
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Two satellite imaging specialists from University College London recently launched Air & Space Evidence Ltd., the world’s first space detective agency.

Public Lab Leads Mapping Blitz in New Orleans

October 14, 2014 by  
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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.

Satellite Analysis Refines MH370 Flight Path

October 14, 2014 by  
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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 Research Tests UAS for Early Wildfire Detection

October 14, 2014 by  
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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.

Scripps Unveils a Remotely Sensed Map of the Seafloor

October 8, 2014 by  
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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.

ESA Releases Latest Global Land-Cover Map

October 8, 2014 by  
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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).

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