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May 8, 2012

NRC Report: U.S. Earth Observation in Trouble

A new National Research Council report says U.S. Earth observation is beginning a rapid decline in capability as long-running missions end and key new missions are delayed, lost or cancelled.

May 8, 2012

ESA’s Sentinel Satellites Will Fill Data Gaps

At a recent symposium in Italy, the European Space Agency demonstrated how its upcoming Sentinel-2 satellites will benefit current and future projects that exploit Earth observation data.

May 8, 2012

India Says New Radar Satellite not for Spying

An Indian Space Research Organization spokesman disputed China’s claims that India’s new Radar Imaging Satellite 1, launched April 26, is intended for spying.

May 1, 2012

Canadian Cuts Could Hamper Radarsat Mission

Canada's ability to monitor and manage its Arctic interests appears to be in jeopardy amid federal funding cuts and conflicting spending priorities at the Canadian Space Agency.

May 1, 2012

Satellites Chronicle Worldwide Urban Sprawl

NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have created an exclusive slide show for CNN comprising time-series satellite images that clearly chronicle the epic migration from rural areas to cities.

May 1, 2012

UAS Sense-and-Avoid System Is Holy Grail

A proven sense-and-avoid system is the biggest challenge for the coming integration of unmanned aircraft into the national airspace system, according to a panel of experts.

May 1, 2012

USGS Historical Maps Go Digital

U.S. Geological Survey has publicly released more than 161,000 digitally scanned historical maps spanning more than 130 years and covering the coterminous lower 48 states.

April 24, 2012

Bright Rooftops Offer Big Relief for Urban Heat Islands

Researchers studying surface temperatures of black, white and green (vegetated) roofs in cities found a startling difference: black roofs can be up to 54 degrees hotter than a green or white roof.

April 24, 2012

Milestone Map Catalogs Fragile Arctic Sea Ice

After nearly a year and a half of operations, the European Space Agency’s CryoSat satellite has yielded its first seasonal variation map of Arctic sea-ice thickness.

April 24, 2012

FAA Tells Who’s Flying Drones in America

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released public records that show for the first time who currently is authorized to fly unmanned aircraft in the United States.