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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.

February 1, 2017

Space Station Astronaut Photographs Full Length of Lake Powell

A panorama photograph taken by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station shows nearly the full length of Lake Powell, the reservoir on the Colorado River in southern Utah and northern Arizona.

January 24, 2017

Collaborative UAS Project Maps Great Sand Dunes National Park

An innovative mapping project using unmanned aircraft systems within the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in south-central Colorado was completed by a collaboration among UAS Colorado, Black Swift Technologies, the National Park Service and Wohnrade Civil Engineers Inc.

January 17, 2017

Pecora Award Recognizes Excellence in Earth Observation

Dr. Curtis E. Woodcock, a longtime innovator in space-based Earth observation at Boston University, and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) team, which paved the way for the next generation of satellite precipitation observations, received the 2016 William T. Pecora Award for achievement in Earth remote sensing.

January 10, 2017

Satellites Chronicle Forest Loss in Cambodia

Between 2001 and 2014, the annual forest loss rate in Cambodia increased by 14.4 percent: a total of 1.44 million hectares—5,560 square miles—of forest. In broad swaths of the country, densely forested landscapes—even those in protected areas—have been clear-cut during the last decade for rubber plantations and timber.

January 5, 2017

Scientists Use Satellites to Study Bird-Killing Bacteria

Around Lake Thurmond, a large reservoir that straddles Georgia and South Carolina, something’s not right with the birds. The lake is full of vegetation—particularly an invasive aquatic plant known as Hydrilla verticillata—and the area is full of birds that are distressed or dying.

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