Sharp-eyed mini robots that will protect the International Space Station and repair defunct satellites have been flight-tested aboard the space station.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is developing a “map of the world,” comprising geographic-based intelligence and information from many intelligence sources.
Topcon Positioning Group released two unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) for aerial mapping applications: the Sirius Pro and Sirius Basic fixed-wing aircraft systems.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.