On July 17, 2014, 102 uncontrolled fires were burning in British Columbia, along with 13 more in Alberta. Across the border, 33 uncontrolled fires were active in Washington and Oregon.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources plans to test the use of a ScanEagle drone built by Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing, to monitor wildfires this summer.
An expanded Earth observation data stream, due to new state-of-the-art sensors aboard NASA’s segment of the International Space Station, may lead to a live stream of Earth.
The European Space Agency’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite delivers key scientific information on soil moisture and ocean salinity, plus its data are used for a growing number of practical applications.
Beachwood, Ohio-based Tremco Roofing partnered with Toronto-based Industrial SkyWorks to use drones equipped with infrared and video cameras to find energy leaks for customers in Canada.
Where wild ponies once roamed the marshes and beaches, today Wallops Island is the site of a thriving spaceport that launches several commercial and government rockets each year.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its research partners predict a significant bloom of cyanobacteria, a toxic blue-green algae, for Lake Erie later this summer.
While European Space Agency engineers have almost finished building the first Sentinel-3 satellite for ocean forecasting, a beer cooler has an unusual role in supporting the mission.
The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite aims to pinpoint atmospheric carbon dioxide, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas responsible for warming our world.
At the end of its mission, the descent of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.’s TechDemoSat-1 satellite will be assisted by a specialized de-orbit sail just one-thousandth of an inch thick.