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July 31, 2012

Satellite Observations: Greenland Ice Melt Most Extreme in Three Decades

Nearly the entire ice sheet covering Greenland—from its thin coastal edges to its two-mile-thick center—experienced some degree of melting for several days in July 2012.

July 31, 2012

Good News for Envisat Data Users

In response to the failed Envisat satellite, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. boosted its commitment to provide RADARSAT-2 imagery to Europe’s GMES program.

July 31, 2012

Satellite Data Aid Preservation of Critical Wetlands

Satellites can help us avoid the potential devastating consequences of misusing wetlands, which are havens of biodiversity and have important ecological, hydrological and economic value.

July 24, 2012

DigitalGlobe, GeoEye Agree to Combine Companies

DigitalGlobe and GeoEye announced that the boards of directors of both companies unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will combine in a stock and cash transaction valued at approximately $900 million.

July 24, 2012

SPOT 6 Ready for Launch

SPOT 6, the new Earth observation satellite built by Astrium, is ready for launch.

July 24, 2012

United States to Provide Kenya with Drones to Fight Militants

The United States plans to provide small drones to Kenya, part of a new package of military assistance for key African partners to combat al Qaeda and al Shabaab militants in Somalia.

July 24, 2012

Gravity Satellite to Benefit Future Missions

The European Space Agency’s GOCE satellite is mapping Earth’s gravity with unrivaled precision and revealing new insight into air density and wind in space.

July 18, 2012

Aquarius Takes a Measure of Salt

Salinity—the amount of dissolved salt in the water—is critical to many aspects of the ocean, from circulation to climate to the global water cycle. For much of the past year, NASA and Argentina’s Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales have been making comprehensive observations of sea surface salinity from space. Launched onJune 10, 2011, the Aquarius

July 17, 2012

Report: Defunct Envisat Exacerbates Orbital Debris Problem

A new report by specialty insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty says the recently decommissioned Envisat satellite now represents a “major orbital debris threat.”

July 17, 2012

Breathing New Life into an Old Earth Observation Satellite

An Earth observation satellite conceived by Al Gore, but banished to a warehouse by foes of climate change after Gore lost his 2000 presidential bid, now could be launched as early as 2014.