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May 31, 2016

International Space Station Ejecting CubeSats

In May 2016, 17 CubeSats were released by the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer on the International Space Station. The Dove satellites are part of a constellation designed, built and operated by Planet Labs to take Earth images for humanitarian and environmental applications ranging from monitoring deforestation and urbanization to improving natural-disaster relief and agricultural yields in developing nations.

February 17, 2015

New Lightning Sensor to Head to ISS

Researchers at the University of Alabama in Huntsville recently shipped a Lightning Imaging Sensor to the Johnson Space Center in Texas in anticipation of its planned flight to the International Space Station (ISS) in March 2016.

February 10, 2015

Fierce Fortifications Visible on the Iraq-Iran Border

Astronauts using a digital camera aboard the International Space Station took this image of a fortified border between Iraq and Iran.

January 6, 2015

Astronauts Capture Italy at Night

Nighttime images provide a spectacular representation of a country’s geography, with the larger population centers shining brightly. Here the easily recognized boot of Italy is visible from a panorama taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

November 25, 2014

Astronauts Image Florida at Night

The Florida peninsula is easily recognizable from space, even at night, in this image taken from the International Space Station in October 2014. Gauging the size and intensity of lights gives an intuitive sense of city size and population.

October 17, 2014

CASIS Announces Project Agreements in Physical Sciences, Earth Observation and Payload Retrieval for Research on ISS

MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 16, 2014—The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced a series of unsolicited investigations focused on physical sciences and Earth observation studies. CASIS is the organization responsible for managing the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. This series of unsolicited projects represents a wide-ranging set of ISS

October 8, 2014

Sophisticated Laser Scanning Sensor Set for ISS Installation

The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) instrument is one of two new environmental measurement instruments that NASA will install on the International Space Station.

September 17, 2014

NASA Launches New Era of Earth Science from Space Station

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014—The launch of a NASA ocean winds sensor to the International Space Station (ISS) this month inaugurates a new era of Earth observation that will leverage the space station's unique vantage point in space. Before the end of the decade, six NASA Earth science instruments will be mounted to the station to