March 15, 2016
ESA has agreed with NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US Geological Survey (USGS) to make data available to them from the European Sentinel satellites. With the third Copernicus satellite, Sentinel-3A, recently launched, ESA has signed technical arrangements with these US agencies for accessing Sentinel data. These arrangements coordinate the technical implementation
March 14, 2016
Using data from the NASA/USGS Landsat 8 satellite, researchers have detected sediment plumes extending as far as four kilometers downstream from shallow shipwreck sites, demonstrating how satellites may be used to locate the watery graves of coastal shipwrecks.
March 14, 2016
On March 9, 2016, and approximately 1 million miles from Earth, NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) captured the shadow of the Moon moving across Earth’s sunlit face.
March 11, 2016
NASA has selected two proposals for new Earth science investigations that will put new instruments in low-Earth orbit to track harmful particulate air pollutants and study the development of tropical cyclones. Observations of small atmospheric aerosols from the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) will be combined with health information to determine the toxicity of different
March 7, 2016
A new NASA study used remote-sensing and tree-ring data to conclude that the recent drought that began in 1998 in the eastern Mediterranean Levant region (Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Turkey) is likely the worst drought of the last nine centuries.
March 1, 2016
The vast farmlands of Pakistan — a country with an economy based on agriculture — rely on one of the largest continuous irrigation systems in the world. Farmers were once able to depend solely on rivers and man-made canals fed by glaciers and rain. But as population and urbanization boomed in recent decades, the country
February 25, 2016
To demonstrate the potential of using remote sensing to monitor water quality across broad areas, U.S Geological Survey and NASA scientists teamed up for the simultaneous collection of water quality measurements from the air and in the water. While USGS scientists collected water quality measurements from a boat in the northeastern part of San Francisco
February 24, 2016
As NASA continues to make progress on its new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), testing the hardware is becoming a crucial focal point at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Each structural test article must be carefully evaluated to verify its integrity and ensure it can withstand the loads it may
February 1, 2016
The space agency’s first-ever integrated-photonics modem will be tested aboard the International Space Station beginning in 2020 as part of NASA’s multi-year Laser Communications Relay Demonstration, or LCRD. The cell phone-sized device incorporates optics-based functions, such as lasers, switches, and wires, onto a microchip — much like an integrated circuit found in all electronics hardware.
January 29, 2016
MELBOURNE, Fla., Jan. 29, 2016 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received a $316 million cost-plus-award-fee contract modification to build two payloads for the fourth and fifth weather satellites in the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program. Known as the Polar Follow-On extension JPSS-3 and JPSS-4 missions, the contract was