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September 20, 2016

Fire-Detection Satellite BIROS Releases BEESAT-4 Picosatellite

On Sept. 9, 2016, the Bi-Spectral Infrared Optical System (BIROS) fire-detection satellite, developed and built by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), released the Berlin Educational and Experimental Picosatellite (BEESAT-4) into space 515 kilometers above the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago.

September 14, 2016

Satellites Record Auroras’ Rhythm

Using data from NASA’s Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS) satellites, scientists have observed Earth’s vibrating magnetic field in relation to the northern lights in the night sky over Canada.

September 8, 2016

Sentinel Satellite Hit by Space Particle

ESA engineers discovered that a solar panel on the Copernicus Sentinel-1A remote-sensing satellite was hit by a millimeter-sized particle on Aug. 23, 2016.

August 30, 2016

University of Nairobi Team Selected for KiboCUBE Project

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) selected a team from the University of Nairobi to be the first to benefit from the UNOOSA-JAXA KiboCUBE program.

August 25, 2016

Esri Maps NOAA’s National Water Model

Smart-mapping leader Esri today released a beautiful, robust new collection of Web maps that forecast NOAA stream-flow data throughout the continental U.S.

August 23, 2016

Firecast Brings Satellite Data to Fire Managers in Remote Areas

Firecast monitors and delivers alerts for active fires, fire risk, and deforestation in the tropics. The project’s web site and mobile application bring NASA satellite data to fire managers in areas that have traditionally relied on ground-based monitoring.

August 16, 2016

Peeking Under Greenland’s Ice Sheet

Greenland’s thick ice sheet insulates the bedrock below from the cold temperatures at the surface, so the bottom of the ice often is tens of degrees warmer than at the top.

August 9, 2016

Study Maps Hidden Water Pollution in U.S. Coastal Areas

Coastal waters and nearshore groundwater supplies along more than a fifth of coastlines in the contiguous United States are vulnerable to contamination from previously hidden underground transfers of water between the oceans and land.

August 2, 2016

Bonus Result: CryoSat Accurately Measures Coastal Sea Levels

Scientists from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences report that the European Space Agency’s CryoSat satellite and its radar altimeter can map coastal sea levels much closer than previous satellite-based methods.

July 25, 2016

Satellites Find Source of Aurora Explosions

An international team led by Hiroshi Hasegawa and Naritoshi Kitamura (ISAS/JAXA) analyzed data taken by the U.S.-Japan collaborative GEOTAIL mission and NASA’s MMS satellites, finding that the interaction between the magnetic fields of Earth and the Sun, or more precisely the phenomenon known as “magnetic reconnection,” can feed aurora explosions.

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