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July 11, 2016

SmallSat Market: $22 Billion Over Next 10 Years

According to a Euroconsult report, “Prospects for the Small Satellite Market,” more than 3,600 SmallSats are expected to be launched over the next 10 years. The total market value of these satellites is anticipated to be $22 billion (manufacture and launch), a 76-percent increase over that of 2006-2015.

July 11, 2016

Aerial Hyperspectral Survey Assesses Alaskan Minerals

Although Alaska contains vast mineral deposits, its size and remoteness have prohibited study and extraction of these resources. To remedy this, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began the Alaska Hyperspectral Project to assess the applicability of hyperspectral surveying to rapidly acquire data about the distributions of surficial materials, including different types of bedrock and ground cover.

July 5, 2016

Copernicus Accelerator Seeking Applications

Until July 18, 2016, the European Commission is taking applications from individuals and teams from startups, SMEs, industrial companies, research institutes and universities for its Copernicus Accelerator, which hopes to foster development of commercial space applications and products.

July 5, 2016

Amazon Basin Drought Upping Fire Risk

In South America’s Amazon basin, El Niño conditions in 2015 and early 2016 reduced rainfall during the wet season, leaving the region drier at the start of the 2016 dry season than any year since 2002.

June 27, 2016

ISRO Launches 20 Satellites from One Rocket

On June 22, 2016, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched 20 satellites from its PSLV C-34 rocket.

June 27, 2016

Humanitarian Project Aims to Provide Satellite Data

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) set up the EO4HumEn+ Project to better provide satellite data for humanitarian aid organizations worldwide.

June 21, 2016

DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace.

June 20, 2016

Sentinel Shows Sinking Land

Focusing on The Netherlands and Denmark, scientists have been using radar images from the European Space Agency Sentinel-1A satellite to determine where ground is stable or how much it may be rising or sinking.

June 13, 2016

Airbus Announces New Options for Streamlined Imagery Access

On June 13, 2016, Airbus Defence and Space formally introduced its One Atlas, One Tasking initiatives to help make satellite data access and procurement easier and more efficient for users.

June 13, 2016

GOSAT Records Highest Carbon Dioxide Concentrations

A recent analysis of data from the Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite “IBUKI” (GOSAT) shows that the global atmospheric monthly mean CO2 concentration observed vertically through the whole atmosphere exceeded 400 ppm in December 2015 for the first time since GOSAT was launched in 2009.

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