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February 28, 2012

Counting Penguins from Space

Polar researchers increasingly use high-resolution satellite imagery to find, count, and assess the population health of penguin and seal colonies around the Antarctic.

February 28, 2012

Venice to Host Radar Altimetry Symposium

In a city where sea level is of critical significance, a scientific conference on the Earth observing satellite radar that records sea-surface height will be held in September.

February 28, 2012

Drones Keep an Eye on Australia’s Beaches

A remote-controlled helicopter nicknamed the "scientific predator” is documenting tons of litter left or washed up on Australia’s beaches, helping scientists calculate the impact on marine life.

February 21, 2012

ESA’s Swarm Constellation Ready to Head North

Three satellites comprising the European Space Agency’s Swarm mission were presented to the media on Feb. 17 in Germany. They’ll soon be packed up and shipped to Russia for a July launch.

February 21, 2012

USGS Extends Hold on Landsat 5 Operations

Landsat 5 Earth imaging operations have been suspended for an additional 90 days while the U.S. Geological Survey continues to investigate options for resuming service.

February 21, 2012

“First Light” Taken by NPP’s CERES Instrument

The newest version of the Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument, flying onboard the Suomi NPP satellite, is capturing imagery.

February 21, 2012

Irate Pigeon Hunters Shoot Down Observation Drone

The unmanned aerial system (UAS) owned by an animal rights group was downed seconds after it was launched to video record a pigeon slaughter in South Carolina.

February 21, 2012

Kids Learn About Spies in the Sky

The U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation gave kids an inside look at Earth observation satellites and geospatial intelligence at the International Spy Museum’s Spy Fest.

February 21, 2012

Italy’s Historic Sites Threatened by Heavy Snow

Heavy snow recently has wreaked havoc across Europe, and now the accumulation across Italy shown in this striking satellite image is damaging some historic monuments.

February 15, 2012

Drones Keep Tabs on European Farms

Farmers who claim more European Union subsidies than they should are more likely to be caught by a camera in the sky than by an agriculture inspector with a clipboard.