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January 9, 2012

China’s Ambitious Space Plans Include Earth Observation

The Asian powerhouse laid out its five-year plan for space exploration last week, outlining ambitious plans that include increased Earth observation capabilities and a trip to the moon.

January 9, 2012

How Many Kinds of Antarctic Ice Are There?

December’s end marks the beginning of summer along the East Antarctic coast. The sun shines almost constantly, yet ice still dominates the land and sea—the ice, however, is far from uniform.

January 9, 2012

Energy Firms Eye Drones for Pipeline Management

Using helicopters to survey oil and gas pipelines can cost around $300 an hour, while renting a lightweight unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can cost as little as $20 an hour.

January 3, 2012

Oregon Researchers Manage Habitat with LiDAR

The Oregon Office of the Bureau of Land Management is coordinating a major research effort that is investigating the use of LiDAR for natural resource mapping.

January 3, 2012

Philippines Beefs up Disaster Mitigation Plan

The Philippines government has authorized new spending for its DREAM disaster planning and response program, including state-of-the-art LiDAR and InSAR technology.

January 3, 2012

Drone Has Mythical Earth Observation Powers

A dozen trucks leave a site under observation and speed off in different directions—which one do you track? Like the 100-eyed Argus of Greek mythology, this drone can watch them all at once!

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.