INTRIGUING IMAGE OF THE WEEK
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS & TRENDS
- Plant Stress in Costa Rican Drought
NASA’s ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) imaged the stress on Costa Rican vegetation caused by a massive regional drought that led the Central American nation's government to declare a state of emergency on July 23, 2019.
- Ghana Chooses Mapping Platform for Cocoa Farming Deforestation Initiative
Forestry Commission of Ghana (FCG) is stepping up its commitment to help end deforestation due to cocoa farming by adopting the Ecometrica mapping platform in its production and delivery of maps and forest monitoring information, which are at the heart of the Cocoa & Forests Initiative Frameworks for Action (CFI), agreed by Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire at the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference.
- The Ups and Downs of Crater Lake
The elevation data show the distinct topography of Mount Mazama and the crater lake that fills its caldera.
- Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Services Market to Generate $225 Billion in Next Decade
Despite the hype created by smallsat LEO constellations, the traditional market is expected to remain the dominant source of revenue globally for building and launching satellites.