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Sentinel-5P is a precursor satellite mission that aims to bridge the between the retirement of the Envisat satellite and NASA's Aura mission, and the launch of Sentinel-5. Its instrument is an ultraviolet, visible, near and short-wavelength infrared spectrometer which is used to monitor ozone, methane, formaldehyde, aerosol, carbon monoxide, NO2 and SO2 in the atmosphere. Sentinel-5P is therewith used to measure and monitor air... read more

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The Sentinels are a fleet of satellites designed specifically to deliver the wealth of data and imagery that are central to the European Commission’s Copernicus programme.
Sentinel-2 carries an innovative wide swath high-resolution multispectral imager with 13 spectral bands for a new perspective of our land and vegetation. The combination of high resolution, novel spectral capabilities, a swath width of 290 km and frequent revisit times provides unprecedented views of Earth.
The mission is based on a constellation of two identical satellites in the same... read more

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The Sentinels are a fleet of satellites designed specifically to deliver the wealth of data and imagery that are central to the European Commission’s Copernicus programme.
Sentinel-2 carries an innovative wide swath high-... read more

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The FY-3 series of CMA/NSMC (China Meteorological Administration/National Satellite Meteorological Center) represents the second generation of Chinese polar-orbiting meteorological satellites (follow-on of FY-1 series). The FY-3 series represents a cooperative program between CMA and CNSA (China National Space Administration); it was initially approved in 1998 and entered full-scale development in 1999. Key aspects of the FY-3 satellite series include collecting atmospheric data for intermediate- and long-term weather forecasting and global climate research.
The FY-3 series satellites monitor large-scale meteorological disasters, weather-induced secondary natural hazards and... read more

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Landsat 8 launched on February 11, 2013, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on an Atlas-V 401 rocket, with the extended payload fairing
 (EPF) from United Launch Alliance, LLC. The Landsat 8 satellite payload consists of two science instruments—the Operational Land Imager (OLI) and the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS). These two sensors provide seasonal coverage of the global landmass at a spatial... read more

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Terra explores the connections between Earth's atmosphere, land, snow and ice, ocean, and energy balance to understand Earth's climate and climate change and to map the impact of human activity and natural disasters on communities and ecosystems. It was launched on 18 December 1999 and has far exceeded its design life, having a strong chance of operating successfullty into the early 2020s.
Terra is in a circular sun-synchronous... read more

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The satellites SPOT 4 (Satellite Probatoire de l'Observation de la Terre) was a second generation of SPOT earth observation satellite operated by Spot Image.

SPOT 4 used the improved bus design, which differed from the earlier SPOT series by having an increased lifetime of five years instead of three, a new extended platform design and service module, which can accommodate twice the payload. The propulsion module consists of a frame made of aluminum bars and two capillary tanks holding 158 kg of hydrazine.

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Monitoring Anthropogenic CO2 Emissions with Copernicus logo. Image: Copernicus

The “Monitoring anthropogenic CO2 emissions with Copernicus” workshop will discuss policy aspects in the context of the European Green Deal and the Paris Agreement. It will present the state of play of the CO2 initiative, address challenges related to the need of in situ measurements, and review progress and opportunities related to the international context and partnerships.

Through the CO2 Monitoring and Verification Support (MVS), the Copernicus programme can help fight climate change drivers, as well as assist policy makers and the scientific community by monitoring and verifying anthropogenic CO2 emissions.

Webinar Introductorio: Un Vistazo a Cómo la NASA Mide la Contaminación del Aire logo. Image: NASA

¿Le gustaría saber cómo acceder y visualizar imágenes satelitales de la NASA? La reciente disminución de la contaminación atmosférica a nivel mundial debido al bajón económico ha capturado la atención del mundo entero y recibido mucha cobertura mediática. Inspirándose en ello, esta serie de dos webinars imparte conocimiento fundamental para novatos y sirve de curso de repaso para los demás. Ud. aprenderá cuáles son los contaminantes que se pueden medir desde el espacio, cómo los satélites hacen estas mediciones, lo que se debe hacer y no se debe hacer al momento de interpretar datos satelitales y cómo descargar y crear sus propias visualizaciones. ... read more

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