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July 24, 2012

Gravity Satellite to Benefit Future Missions

The European Space Agency’s GOCE satellite is mapping Earth’s gravity with unrivaled precision and revealing new insight into air density and wind in space.

July 18, 2012

Aquarius Takes a Measure of Salt

Salinity—the amount of dissolved salt in the water—is critical to many aspects of the ocean, from circulation to climate to the global water cycle. For much of the past year, NASA and Argentina’s Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales have been making comprehensive observations of sea surface salinity from space. Launched onJune 10, 2011, the Aquarius

July 17, 2012

Report: Defunct Envisat Exacerbates Orbital Debris Problem

A new report by specialty insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty says the recently decommissioned Envisat satellite now represents a “major orbital debris threat.”

July 17, 2012

Breathing New Life into an Old Earth Observation Satellite

An Earth observation satellite conceived by Al Gore, but banished to a warehouse by foes of climate change after Gore lost his 2000 presidential bid, now could be launched as early as 2014.

July 17, 2012

Branson Wants to Launch Earth Observation Satellites

Sir Richard Branson confirmed his interest in adapting the technology his company is developing to take people into space for the purpose of sending aloft smaller Earth observation spacecraft.

July 17, 2012

Space and Spy Satellite Innovator Dies at 65

Pedro "Pete" Rustan, former senior U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) manager and a fixture in space technology circles, lost a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer on June 28, 2012.

July 9, 2012

Vessel Observation Satellite Set to Launch

U.K.-based Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. plans to launch exactView-1, the highest detection performance Automatic Identification System satellite ever built, on July 22, 2012.

July 9, 2012

New Threat Emerges in Wildfire Areas

Thousands of affected Colorado residents are holding their collective breath as the summer’s first thunderstorms move in, creating the threat of dangerous flash floods in massive burn areas.

July 9, 2012

DARPA Tests High-Resolution Gigapixel Camera

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency successfully tested cameras with 1.4- and 0.96-gigapixel resolution, aiming for resolution up to 10 and 50 gigapixels—better than the human eye.

July 9, 2012

Worried about a Drone Watching You?

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International recently published a set of guidelines to provide members with recommendations for their safe and nonintrusive operation.