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July 18, 2016

Moth Damage Seen from Space

Although the headline conjures images of Mothra from the old Godzilla movies, the destructive insects in this care are the European gypsy moth caterpillar, which is experiencing a population boom and chewing through large swaths of hardwood forest in New England and the Mid-Atlantic.

July 18, 2016

Esri Introduces New Type of Imagery Book

The ArcGIS Imagery Book is a new multimedia compilation published by Esri to help readers understand how imagery and remote sensing power modern GIS technology.

July 18, 2016

Sundarbans Special from Many Viewpoints

The Sundarbans, comprising southern Bangladesh and a small part of the Indian state of west Bengal, include approximately 10,000 square kilometers of mangrove and swamp forests—the world’s largest single chunk of tidal halophytic mangrove forest.

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 11, 2016

SkySat-3 Delivers First Image

Within days of its launch aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the Indian Space Research Organization on June 22, 2016, the SkySat-3 satellite from Terra Bella (formerly Skybox Imaging) delivered its first images.

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.

July 5, 2016

High Traffic on Space Station Docking Bays

Expedition 47 Flight Engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency (ESA) took this photograph on April 6, 2016, as the International Space Station flew over Madagascar, showing three of the five spacecraft docked to the station.

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.

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