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Satellite Images for Emergencies: DLR to chair International Charter

DLR Space Administration

Bureaucracy-free assistance in the event of an emergency – this is the aim of the 15 space agencies united within the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters'.

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Tue, 16/04/2013 - 12:02

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Tue, 04/16/2013

German Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information launches regular operations

From the research stage to full operation – The Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI) is now on call around the clock. This service facility established in 2004 provides up-to-the minute satellite-based maps for activities related to natural and environmental disasters, humanitarian aid, and civil security worldwide.

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Fri, 25/01/2013 - 09:40

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Fri, 01/25/2013

New technology for maintenance and de-orbiting of satellites

Astrium is preparing a new technology mission for the maintenance and disposal of satellites. At the ILA Berlin Air Show, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) Space Administration announced that Astrium (Friedrichshafen) will be prime contractor for the definition phase of the DEOS (German orbital servicing mission) project.

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Fri, 21/09/2012 - 11:00

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Fri, 09/21/2012

MetOp-B weather satellite is launched

The second Metop satellite was launched yesterday, 17 September 2012 from the Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, atop a Russian Soyuz launcher, as planned.

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Tue, 18/09/2012 - 13:25

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Tue, 09/18/2012

TerraSAR-X: Five years in space

On 15 June 2007, the German TerraSAR-X radar satellite was launched from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan marking the beginning of a new era in German remote sensing. In its fifth year in space TerraSAR-X has served its planned life-span, but is expected to continue functioning for several years. "TerraSAR-X has now been operating almost flawlessly for five years.

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Mon, 18/06/2012 - 10:36

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Mon, 06/18/2012

Enhancing links with BGR in Hannover, Germany

Germany has had a long tradition in the area of geological hazards (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mass movements, subsidence). The Royal Prussian Geological Survey was established in 1873, and by 1975 the Survey was transformed into the Federal Institute for Geo-Sciences and Natural Resources of Germany (BGR). Over the decades, BGR has provided technical advisory support to many countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America regarding risks related to geological hazards.

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Wed, 02/05/2012 - 15:19
Wed, 05/02/2012

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UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop successfully concluded

From 24-26 April, the UN-SPIDER Programme carried out its Fifth United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop on

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Fri, 27/04/2012 - 11:23

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Munich Summit Charts Progress of GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou GNSSes

On 13-15 March 2012 high-ranking worldwide speakers from industry, science and governments dealing with satellite navigation came together for the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit. The summit included plenary discussions among invited speakers and presentations on the main activities in worldwide satellite navigation systems. Emphasizing a future trend in satellite navigation, this year's summit focused on GNSS and security in the user segment.

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Fri, 23/03/2012 - 13:51

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Fri, 03/23/2012

Rockot to launch two Sentinel satellites

ESA and Eurockot today signed contracts for launching two ESA satellites: Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-3A will fly in 2013 on Rockot vehicles from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia for Europe’s GMES programme.

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Thu, 09/02/2012 - 15:47

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Thu, 02/09/2012

A step closer to mapping the Earth in 3D

After a year in service, the German Earth observation satellite TanDEM-X, together with its twin satellite, TerraSAR-X, have completely mapped the entire land surface of Earth for the first time.

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Tue, 17/01/2012 - 16:22

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