Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
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August 21, 2012

NRO Official Accused of Whistleblower Retaliation

A senior officer with the National Reconnaissance Office, the nation's spy satellite agency, is being investigated over criminal allegations related to contracting issues.

August 21, 2012

Satellites Help Weed Out Illegal Deforestation

Powerful eyes in the sky and cheaper, more powerful data-crunching computers mean there will be no place to hide for palm oil, logging or mining firms that clear forests without permits.

August 14, 2012

Satellites Reveal Intensity of Syrian Bombardment

Satellite images show the intensity of artillery bombing in Aleppo, where members of the Free Syrian Army are engaged in a vicious battle with forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

August 14, 2012

3-D LiDAR Imagery Leads Researchers to Lost City in Mexico

Researchers used LiDAR technology to identify more than 20,000 architectural features, including several small pyramids, a ball court and dwellings that housed more than 25,000 people.

August 14, 2012

MSG-3 Satellite’s First Earth Image Spectacular

On Aug. 7, 2012, the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager instrument on Europe’s MSG-3 geostationary satellite captured its first image of Earth.

August 14, 2012

Unmanned Aircraft Zooms in on Sea Grass, Coral Reefs

Unmanned aircraft maker MLB Company finished a high-resolution assessment of sea grass and coral reef carbon dynamics to better understand the vulnerability of near-shore environments.

August 7, 2012

IGARSS Focuses on Future of Earth Observation

The largest ever conference on geoscience and remote sensing came to an end in late July after a week of exchanging ideas and discussing research trends and the latest observation techniques.

August 7, 2012

Unmanned Aircraft Could Revolutionize Archaeological Mapping

Archaeological sites that currently take years to map will be completed in minutes if unmanned aircraft tests under way in Peru go well.

August 7, 2012

Satellites Show Amazon Deforestation Subsides

Data from satellite images show a 23 percent reduction in deforestation from August 2011 to July 2012 against the previous year. The reduction follows the recent passing of Brazil's Forest Code.

August 7, 2012

Europe’s Smallsat Manifest Growing

Investments in the United Kingdom, France and Germany are paying off, and an increasingly sophisticated fleet of smallsats is being used for Earth observation, science and military applications.