Earth Observation

Landsat 8: Increased acquisition rates with up to 700 scenes per day

Granite outcrops in Yosemite National Park captured by Landsat 8 on April 2014

The United States Earth Observation satellite Landsat 8 has recently seen a high increase in acquisition rates. On average, 700 scenes per day have been acquired (compared to 550 images per day before June 2014). 

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Tue, 29/07/2014 - 15:01

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Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

Founded in 1961, the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) is the government agency responsible for shaping and implementing France’s space policy in Europe.

Its task is to invent the space systems of the future, bring space technologies to maturity and guarantee France’s independent access to space. 

CNES is a pivotal player in Europe’s space programme, and a major source of initiatives and proposals that aim to maintain France and Europe’s competitive edge.

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China: Launch of HD Earth Observation satellite Gaofen-2 this year

Satellite image of Beijing acquired by Gaofen-1

After the successful launch of Gaofen-1 in April 2013, China will launch its second high definition optical

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Wed, 23/07/2014 - 08:41

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IGARSS 2014 - 35th Symposium on Remote Sensing

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Topics will include

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Date: 

13/07/2014 to 18/07/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Sun, 13/07/2014

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THE QUÉBEC CITY CONVENTION CENTRE

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Quebec City

Event Organisers: 

IEEE, GRSS, Canadian Remote Sensing Society, CSA-ASC, NASA,

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Japan: JAXA successfully launched new mapping satellite Daichi-2

The launch of ALOS-2 on 24 May was broadcast live via Youtube

On 24 May 2014, the Japanese Space Agency JAXA successfully launched their new mapping satellite Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 “DAICHI-2” (ALOS-2). The satellite was launched onboard the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 24 (H-IIA F24) from Tanegashima Space Center.

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Mon, 26/05/2014 - 08:09

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United Nations/Mexico Symposium on Basic Space Technology on the theme "Making Space Technology Accessible and Affordable"

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The technical sessions to be included in the Symposium are as follows:

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24

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Date: 

20/10/2014 to 23/10/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Thu, 10/07/2014

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE)

Mexican Space Agency

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Bangladesh: ICIMOD trains youth in Earth Observation

satellite picture of Bangladesh, shows the sediment structure of the region

UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies finished yesterday a SERVIR-Himalaya training event in Earth Observation called “Empowering youth with Earth Observation for Climate Actions”.

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Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:32

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Kazakhstan: First Earth Observation satellite in orbit

KazEOSat-1 will provide a wide range of civilian applications.

On 29 April 2014, Kazakhstan's first Earth Observation satellite, KazEOSat-1, was launched with the third Vega launcher from the Guiana Space Center.

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Mon, 05/05/2014 - 16:17

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5

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Mon, 05/05/2014

Webinar: NASA Remote Sensing for Land Management

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Course Objective: This course focuses on satellite image access and visualization. It does not cover the use of any image processing software for image analysis, which may be taught in future courses.

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Date: 

20/05/2014 to 17/06/2014

Event Organisers: 

NASA

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South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) was established in 2010. Following a period of rapid growth and transition the agency has made significant advancements towards addressing its mandate of deriving greater value from space science and technology for the benefit of South African society.

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