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January 3, 2012

ESA Site Offers “Live Earth” Imagery

Images just hours old of fires, floods, volcanic eruptions and more as seen by ENVISAT’s MERIS sensor are available on the European Space Agency’s MIRAVI Web site.

January 3, 2012

Balloon Drops UAV That Launches Two More UAVs

The DXD demonstration took place at Arizona’s Yuma Proving Grounds, where a series of eight balloon drops at altitudes up to nearly 11 miles successfully launched tiny remote sensing gliders.

January 3, 2012

Game-Changing Drone Conceived in a West Coast Garage

In 1980, an immigrant engineer from Israel named Abraham Karem retreated to his garage near Los Angeles and began building an unmanned aircraft that has evolved into a modern aviation icon.

December 27, 2011

Pléiades Satellite to Display “Numerous Innovations”

After the Pléiades 1A satellite returned impressive first images three days into orbit, Astrium says its agility and reactivity are among innovations to expect during the next several months.

December 27, 2011

Satellites Show Winemakers the Way to the Perfect Grape

The European Space Agency’s GrapeLook service lets growers determine exactly when to water their vineyards, precisely how much water to use and more to ensure an optimal grape harvest.

December 27, 2011

New Sites Pave Way for Civil Unmanned Aircraft Tests

Competition among states is likely to heat up in response to provisions in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that call for six new unmanned aircraft system test sites.

December 27, 2011

CryoSat Takes on New Role

The European Space Agency's CryoSat team has cleverly altered the satellite’s original ice-monitoring mission to include delivery of valuable near-real-time marine information.

December 27, 2011

Giant Optical Membrane at the Heart of Ultimate Spy Satellite

To meet national security requirements around the world, it would be optimal to have the instant high-tech, zoom-in views often seen in spy movies, capabilities that currently don’t exist—yet.

December 27, 2011

Satellites Help Manage Africa’s Precious Water

With many African countries suffering from a lack of water, new knowledge acquired from satellites is paving the way to sustainable water management practices.

December 20, 2011

Astrium Prepares to Take on U.S. Firms

Astrium Geo-Information Services will compete with U.S. satellite companies DigitalGlobe and GeoEye when its newly launched Pleiades 1A high-resolution Earth observation satellite becomes operational in early 2012.