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June 30, 2015

Sentinel-2A Completes Critical Days in Space

The European Space Agency’s successful launch of Sentinel-2A on June 23, 2015, has been followed by a successful first phase of commissioning. The 1.1-ton satellite carries a high-resolution optical payload that will capture color images as part of Europe’s Copernicus environmental-monitoring program.

June 30, 2015

NASA Tests Unmanned Aircraft System

NASA is working with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) and Honeywell International on test flights of an integrated Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The test flights could pave the way for routine uncrewed aircraft operations in U.S. airspace.

June 30, 2015

Russia Plans Earth Remote-Sensing Center

Russia’s Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) is planning to open a single center for its Earth remote-sensing mission. The country looks at Earth remote sensing as an important global market and plans to be a powerful player.

June 30, 2015

China Launches High-Resolution Earth-Observation Satellite

China launched the Gaofen 8 satellite on June 26, 2015, from the Taiyuan space center in northern China. The high-resolution, optical Earth-observation satellite is part of the Gaofen family, with Gaofen 1 launching in 2013 and Gaofen 2 launching in 2014.

June 23, 2015

NASA Completes Intensive Study of Louisiana Gulf Coast Levees and Wetlands

NASA regularly captures data about Gulf Coast fluctuations, measuring change as well as ongoing loss of land. These measurements are particularly helpful after storms and hurricanes to understand wetland change and obtain a complete picture of coastal zone change.

June 23, 2015

Auburn University Launches First FAA-Approved UAS Flight School

Auburn University’s unmanned aircraft system (UAS) flight school is getting up and running following approval by the Federal Aviation Authority in April 2015. Auburn’s Aviation Center has been teaching flight training for more than 75 years, and the school has embraced this next generation of commercial interest.

June 23, 2015

UAE Drones for Good Award Accepting Entries

The 2016 United Arab Emirates (UAE) Drones for Good Award is accepting online video and proposal submissions until Nov. 1, 2015. Initially developed in 2014, the award features a $1 million cash prize and is “dedicated to transforming these exciting technologies into practical solutions for improving people’s lives.”

June 23, 2015

World’s Largest Groundwater Basins in Distress

Human consumption is rapidly draining some of its largest groundwater basins, yet there’s little to no accurate data about how much water remains in them, according to two new studies led by UC Irvine that use data from NASA Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites. Significant segments of Earth’s population are consuming groundwater quickly without

June 16, 2015

Scientists Use SAR Data to Map Changes in Global Forest Cover

Japanese scientists used phased-array type L-band SAR (PALSAR) high-resolution multi-polarization low-noise sensors aboard the Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) to generate maps of changing global forest cover for 2007-2010.

June 16, 2015

NOAA’s Deep Space Satellite Reaches Final Orbit

More than 100 days after launch, NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite reached its orbit position about 1 million miles from Earth. It will be the United States’ first operational space-weather satellite in deep space.

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