July 5, 2016
Expedition 47 Flight Engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency (ESA) took this photograph on April 6, 2016, as the International Space Station flew over Madagascar, showing three of the five spacecraft docked to the station.
June 16, 2016
For the first time, an instrument onboard an orbiting spacecraft has measured the methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on Earth's surface. The observation -- by the Hyperion spectrometer on NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) -- is an important breakthrough in our ability to eventually measure and monitor emissions of this potent greenhouse gas
June 15, 2016
UK and USA, 15 June 2016 - Sustainability software and data company Ecometrica is spearheading an international collaboration to monitor the Earth's forests and tackle climate change. It follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the firm and the Division of Research at the University of Maryland in the USA, the School of
June 6, 2016
Mount Ruapehu is a 2,797-meter (9,177-foot) peak on New Zealand’s North Island that’s popular with skiers and snowboarders and other outdoor adventurers. One of the most-active volcanos in New Zealand, major eruptions occur approximately every 50 years, most recently in 1895, 1945 and 1995.
May 31, 2016
The Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry reports that the Fort McMurray wildfire is now estimated to be more than 522,892 hectacres in size (1,292,094 acres—an area larger than the state of Rhode Island).
May 23, 2016
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2016 – NASA has awarded Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) two 1-year options, adding $384 million of contract ceiling, to continue supporting the Space Communications Network Services (SCNS) program. The award was received during the third quarter of Harris’ fiscal 2016. Harris will continue to support SCNS, which provides most of the communications and
May 18, 2016
NASA has awarded $754,000 to a University of Arkansas-affiliated technology firm to build a silicon-carbide-based ultraviolet imager prototype for planetary exploration and Earth observation from space, among other applications. Ozark Integrated Circuits Inc., which designs semiconductors at the Arkansas Research and Technology Park, will develop a complex photo-detecting microchip that can operate in temperatures ranging
May 9, 2016
NASA has selected an Arizona State University undergraduate student team for a $200,000 grant to conduct hands-on flight research, through its NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Student Instrument Program (USIP). The project, called “Phoenix,” is to design and build a small satellite, the size of a small loaf of bread, called a “3U CubeSat.” The satellite
May 3, 2016
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the selection of Michael Watkins as the new director of the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. “President Thomas Rosenbaum and his leadership team at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have made an outstanding choice in naming Dr. Michael M. Watkins
April 18, 2016
A study recently published in the Remote Sensing of Environment journal used Landsat data from 1984 and 2010 to show how paved surfaces in the Washington, D.C., area have increased dramatically.