NASA is preparing to launch five Earth Science missions in 2014 in order to enhance the monitoring of the planet.
Smoke plumes from fires, volcanoes, and pollution are all reaching high into the atmosphere and can therefore very easily be detected from space.
In January 2013, a new Earth-observing instrument was installed on the International Space Station (ISS): ISERV Pathfinder.
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International Space Station (ISS)
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) will host the United Nations Meeting on the International Space Station Humanitarian Benefits.
When the International Space Station was first imagined, the idea was to create an unprecedented research platform to support microgravity investigations for the benefit of all humankind.
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