Earth observation cubesats to be developed by Planet Labs

Dove cubesats of Planet Lab's "Flock 1" constellation.

The American private company Planet Labs announced that it will invest USD 95 million into the development of Earth-observation satellites of reduced dimensions and high-resolution imagery potential. The cubesats will be just 20 centimeters long, 10 centimeters wide and 10 centimeters tall.

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Thu, 29/01/2015 - 09:44

Space for Climate adopted as key theme for 2015 by the French Space Agency

Earth image taken from NASA's Visible Earth. Credit NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image by Reto Stöckli with enhancements by Robert Simmon.

On 15 January 2015, the French Space Agency, CNES, made a public statement on its plan to focus on climate science in 2015, in preparation to the major upcoming climate change conference - the 21st yearly session of the Conference of t


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Thu, 22/01/2015 - 12:08

Six Galileo navigation satellites to be launched in 2015

Fifth and sixth Galileo satellites before being launched on 19 August 2014.

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced the launch of six navigation satellites to occur in 2015.

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Tue, 20/01/2015 - 11:22

USA National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is the primary source of geospatial intelligence for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Intelligence Community. NGA provides geospatial intelligence, in support of U.S. national security and defense, as well as disaster relief. (NGA, 18.12.2014)


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DigitalGlobe prolongs useful lives of WorldView satellite mission

Earth seen from Space

On 18 December 2014, leading global provider of high-resolution

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Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:53

Turkey: Launch of new satellite within five years

Satellite image of snow in Turkey (NASA/MODIS)

Ensar Gul, chairman of Turksat Satellite Communications, announced the production and launch of national satellites to occur within a five years time-frame.


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Tue, 09/12/2014 - 08:38

Successful Navigation Test Campaign for recovered Galileo satellite FOC-FM1

Galileo FOC

The European Space Agency (ESA) has recovered one of two satellites (Galileo-FOC FM1) that were put into the wrong orbit when launched on 22 August 2014.

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Thu, 04/12/2014 - 17:45

Iran: ISA announces the launch of three remote sensing satellites into space

Remote sensing satellites will be launched into space by the ISA

On occasion of the World Space Week, the Deputy Head of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli issued a statement about the launch of three remote sensing satellites. 


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Wed, 15/10/2014 - 11:53

Philippines: LiDAR mapping of major river basins completed

The Philippines are frequently affected by floods

The Department of Science and Technology  of Philippines (DOST) has achieved the Light Ranging and Detection Technology (LiDAR) mapping of the three major river basins in Western Visayas.


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Mon, 28/07/2014 - 15:55

GRACE satellite shows groundwater loss in US

Map of the groundwater deficit based on GRACE data

In a new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, several maps combining data from the satellites of NASA's Gravity

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Fri, 25/07/2014 - 18:00


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