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December 13, 2011

Astrium Wins ESA Earth Observation Contract

Astrium has been selected by the European Space Agency as prime contractor for the Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite, a low-cost mission to monitor atmospheric chemistry.

December 13, 2011

NASA Readies Drone for Atmospheric Mission

NASA scientists are preparing to use the agency’s Global Hawk drone to study the humidity and chemical composition of air entering the tropical tropopause layer of the atmosphere.

December 6, 2011

United Kingdom Invests in Radar Earth Observation Satellites

Once its NovaSAR constellation is operational, the U.K. government believes the Surrey Satellite Technology-built fleet could yield a 5,000 percent return on investment during the coming decade.

December 6, 2011

Satellites Show Texas Groundwater Severely Depleted

The record-breaking Texas drought that has fueled wildfires, decimated crops and forced the sale of cattle herds also has reduced the state’s groundwater to its lowest levels in more than 63 years.

December 6, 2011

Satellite Image Reveals Iran Blast Devastation

A DigitalGlobe image reveals that a deadly explosion at an Iran military base on Nov. 12 appears to have been far more devastating than suggested by Iranian authorities.

December 6, 2011

High Oil Prices Drive Canadian Expansion

Canada’s oil sands contain the world’s second-biggest oil resource after Saudi Arabia. These Landsat 5 images illustrate mining expansion, as the area becomes a more profitable endeavor.

December 6, 2011

Small French Navy Ship Optimized for UAVs

While some large navies are still thinking of employing unmanned aerial vehicles on smaller craft, Austria's Schiebel already is doing it with its Camcopter S-100.

December 6, 2011

Successful Chinese Launch Sets Record

Following its best-ever 16th successful launch this year, a Nigerian communications satellite and an Earth imaging satellite are next up on China's launch manifest.

November 29, 2011

Unmanned Aircraft May Help Monitor 2012 Olympics

According to the U.K.’s The Independent, unmanned Earth observation drones equipped with surveillance cameras may fly across London’s skies during next year's Olympic Games.

November 29, 2011

ESA Opens Unique Landsat Archives

More than 30 years of unique archived data from Landsat Earth observation satellites now are available free of charge from the European Space Agency.

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