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May 29, 2012

Russians Launch Film-Based EO Satellite

Nearly a quarter century after the United States abandoned film-based Earth observation satellites for digital sensors, why are the Russians still using film in some satellites?

May 29, 2012

Pentagon Eyes Universal Remote Control

DreamHammer is developing a central operating system to control a futuristic army of robotic devices, including Earth observation satellites and drones.

May 23, 2012

Landsat Mission not Going Smoothly

The Landsat Data Continuity Mission, often called Landsat 8, experienced a technical failure during testing, while its contractors prepare to wrangle in court over project cost overruns.

May 23, 2012

Surveillance Drone Targets Italian Polluters

Environmental dumping, a major problem in Italy, often is tied to organized crime. An unmanned aerial vehicle is being tested to catch polluters in the act and track pollution back to its source.

May 23, 2012

Warming Hole Keeps Region Cooler

In the U.S. central and eastern regions, a giant “warming hole” has created cooler areas that haven’t kept pace with the warming of other parts of the world during much of the last century.

May 23, 2012

Black Sea Is Blooming

Scientists are working to stem the flow of nutrients into the Black Sea and restore water quality, which can suffer due to an overabundance of phytoplankton.

May 15, 2012

It’s Official: Envisat Mission Over

After a month of attempting to regain control of Envisat, the European Space Agency has declared an end to the satellite’s mission, culminating 10 years of spectacular scientific discovery.

May 15, 2012

Spain’s Wheat Crop Threatened

Already struggling with sovereign debt issues and high unemployment, drought conditions could force Spain to import more than 11 million metric tons of grain.

May 15, 2012

China Launches Optical “Science” Satellite

On May 10, 2012, China launched a new optical Earth observation satellite it says will be used for science applications, but western analysts say it’s designed for military purposes.

May 15, 2012

Israel Unveils Butterfly-Shaped Observation Drone

Israel Aerospace Industries is developing a new unmanned aerial system shaped like a tiny butterfly designed to gather information from remote locations.