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April 18, 2017

Satellites Locate Optimal Shipping Paths

With approximately 90 percent of world trade carried by ships, ensuring a vessel follows the fastest route has obvious economic benefits. By merging measurements from different satellites, the European Space Agency (ESA) is providing key information on ocean currents to make shipping more efficient and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

April 11, 2017

NASA’s CYGNSS Constellation Enters Science Operations Phase

NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), a constellation of eight microsatellites that will take detailed measurement of wind speeds inside hurricanes, successfully completed the development and on-orbit commissioning phases of its mission and moved into the science operations phase.

April 3, 2017

Satellite Data Reveal Effects of Aerosols

Earth’s atmosphere is dusted with tiny particles known as aerosols, which include windblown ash, sea salt, pollution, and other natural and human-produced materials. Aerosols can absorb or scatter sunlight, affecting how much light reflects back into space or stays trapped in the atmosphere.

March 28, 2017

‘Brain’ of Space Launch System RS-25 Engine Passes Critical Test

An RS-25 rocket engine with a new flight-model engine controller and flight configuration software was successfully tested for the first time at NASA’s Stennis Space Center on March 23, 2017.

March 21, 2017

Satellites Deliver Insight into African Lakes

Getech developed a new satellite-based gravity data product that enhances explorationists’ understanding of the East African Rift. Potential fields data have proved particularly successfully within this environment, and numerous oil companies have cited how such information had direct positive impacts on exploration campaigns.

March 14, 2017

No Obstacles for Airports Using Satellites

Thanks to the European Space Agency (ESA), airports now can use satellites to identify and manage obstacles that could pose a risk to flight safety.

March 7, 2017

MDA to Acquire DigitalGlobe

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) announced on Feb. 24, 2017, that it will acquire commercial remote-sensing company DigitalGlobe for $2.4 billion, the biggest deal to date in the ongoing consolidation in the Earth-imaging market.

February 28, 2017

Drones, 3D Modeling and Printing Technologies Combine to Map France’s Abbey of Chateliers and Church of Ars-en-Ré

Exploring ways to expand and better their services, participants in a multi-technology project showcased what can be achieved by combining aerial photography, photogrammetry-based 3D modeling and 3D printing.

February 21, 2017

Shrub Could Save Kazakhstan Land

Looking down from space in winter, the patch of Earth around Isatay looks greenish brown: a misleading color. This remote part of Kazakhstan—a country with just 8 percent arable land—is far from verdant.

February 6, 2017

NASA Makes EPIC Update to Daily Earth Pics

NASA upgraded its Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) imagery website that provides daily views of Earth from 1 million miles away, now allowing the public to choose natural or enhanced color images of Earth as well as zoom into an area on the globe.

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