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November 6, 2012

Lighter-Than-Air Earth Observation Faces Challenges

A Government Accountability Office report cites technical challenges and rapid acquisitions of some lighter-than-air Earth observation platforms as problematic.

November 6, 2012

Taking a Volcano’s Pulse from Space

A new study from the University of Miami shows that satellite images of inflating magma balloons deep beneath the ground can help predict the eruptions of some volcanoes.

October 30, 2012

GeoEye Chief Ponders Next Move

After DigitalGlobe finalizes its acquisition of GeoEye in 2013, GeoEye CEO Matt O’Connell plans to pursue “some fascinating ideas floating around and important contributions to be made.”

October 30, 2012

Dead Earth Observation Satellite “A Ticking Time Bomb”?

An International Institute of Space Law member says if the European Space Agency’s Envisat satellite damages another satellite, the agency could be held liable for gross negligence.

October 30, 2012

Scientist Aims for Better Earth Observation Tools

Carnegie Institution for Science’s Greg Asner says most of today’s Earth observation tools lack “the richness of data needed to understand the impact that humans are having on Earth.

October 30, 2012

Looking at the Old and New at NRO

As the National Reconnaissance Office prepares to launch a top-secret cloud-computing effort, the agency recently shed new light on its Cold War Gambit and Hexagon spy satellite programs.

October 23, 2012

Earth Observation Drones Search for Missing Child

U.K. police searching for April Jones are using unmanned aircraft to look for any trace of the five-year-old, missing since Oct. 1, and say the hunt could continue beyond Christmas.

October 23, 2012

Satellites Observe Great Plains Dust in the Wind

In mid-October, severe winds blew soil and sediment across hundreds of miles in the middle of North America, closing highways and reminding long-time residents of the 1930s Dust Bowl years and severe dust storms of the 1950s.

October 23, 2012

Giant Antarctic Rift Grows Larger

When the colossal crack shown in the accompanying TerraSar-X satellite images reaches the other side of the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf, it’ll send the largest iceberg in decades adrift into Pine Island Bay.

October 23, 2012

Tough Choices for Next Earth Explorer Mission

In early 2013, scientists and data users will have the opportunity to debate the merits of three competing concepts for the next Earth Explorer satellite mission.