‘Soccer-Ball’ Robots to Patrol Space for Deadly Junk

September 11, 2014 by  
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Sharp-eyed mini robots that will protect the International Space Station and repair defunct satellites have been flight-tested aboard the space station.

NGA Eyes Single GEOINT Platform Through ‘Map of the World’

September 11, 2014 by  
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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is developing a “map of the world,” comprising geographic-based intelligence and information from many intelligence sources.

Topcon Releases Two UASs for Aerial Mapping

September 11, 2014 by  
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Topcon Positioning Group released two unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) for aerial mapping applications: the Sirius Pro and Sirius Basic fixed-wing aircraft systems.

“Pseudo-Satellite” UAS Completes Test Under Harsh Conditions

September 11, 2014 by  
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Airbus Defence and Space announced the Zephyr 7 High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite, a type of unmanned aircraft, recently completed its most demanding mission to date.

Radar Vision Maps Napa Valley Earthquake

September 5, 2014 by  
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Radar images from the European Space Agency’s newly launched Sentinel-1A satellite have been used to map the rupture caused by the largest earthquake to shake northern California in 25 years.

Catching Film in Mid-Air: Revisiting Yesterday’s Spy Satellites

September 5, 2014 by  
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Being a U.S. spy satellite in the 1960s wasn’t easy—it meant dropping its photos in a special “film bucket” capsule from space, which the U.S. Air Force then had to catch in mid-air.

Yellowstone Digs in Its Heels Against Illegal Drones

September 5, 2014 by  
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Yellowstone National Park no longer takes a “slap-on-the-wrist” approach to people who violate its ban on camera drones. It could result in a $5,000 fine and/or six months in jail.

Recalling Hell with the Lid Off

September 5, 2014 by  
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During the first half of the 20th century, coal-burning power plants, factories and homes produced pollution that likely exceeded modern Beijing, one of the world’s most polluted cities.

Monitoring Restless Super Volcanoes from Space

August 28, 2014 by  
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Eruptions of super volcanoes are a thousand times larger than those of normal volcanoes and only a handful exist around the world. Learn how satellites keep an eye on these giants.

Celebrating an Aura of Success

August 28, 2014 by  
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On the 10th anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Aura spacecraft, view 10 examples of how the satellite has changed our view of dust, pollution, aerosols and ozone in our atmosphere.

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