disaster monitoring

Satellites assist emergency response after the Tianjin blasts

Satellite image of smoke produced by massive explosions in Tianjin (Image: NASA)

On the morning of August 13 the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp activated its

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Japan: ASNARO Earth Observation satellite launched

Launch of the rocket with the five Earth observation satellites on board

On 6 November 2014, five Japanese satellites were sent into orbit from the Dombarovsky launch site, in Russia.

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ESA: Successful launch of the first mission of EU Copernicus Programme

ESA has successfully launched the first satellite for the Copernicus program – Sentinel 1. The 2.3 tonne satellite lifted off on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana at 21:02 GMT.

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Weather forecasts can save thousands of lives

Tropical Cyclone Funso

In a recent article in Nature, Peter J. Webster, professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, underlines the importance of regional weather forecasts to avoid losses of live and property.

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Floods Slowly Recede around Bangkok

By late November 2011, floods were receding around Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok, but only slowly. These images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite compare conditions around the city on November 28, 2011 (top), and November 1, 2011 (bottom).

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Tue, 29/11/2011 - 14:52

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New NPP Satellite to Improve Land, Ocean, Ozone Observations

A new type of Earth-observing satellite has been launched into orbit. The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project, or NPP, will fly at an altitude of 824 km in a

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Thu, 03/11/2011 - 13:45

China: Prepared for the Worst - Measures are taken to enhance disaster relief

According to a joint statement issued by the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MOCA) and the National Disaster Reduction Commission (NDRC) on October 10, natural disasters left 1,074 people dead or missing across China in the first nine months of this year.

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Thu, 27/10/2011 - 18:58

Satellites improve disaster monitoring efficiency in China

Two small disaster monitoring satellites, launched in 2008, have allowed China to more rapidly monitor natural disasters with greater range, said the National Commission for Disaster Reduction Tuesday. Since the two satellites were put into operation in November 2008, they have provided government agencies with disaster information three to six times faster than previously, said a statement from the commission office.

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Mon, 12/09/2011 - 11:34

Monitoring and prediction of natural disasters in Kyrgyzstan

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Teshebaeva Kanayim and Bolot Moldobekov

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Micro-satellites for Emergency Monitoring and Response

A new 400kg mini-satellite with small-size high resolution radar onboard will appear on orbit in 2013 which will open new possibilities for operational detailed imagery of

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Tue, 15/03/2011 - 11:18
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