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Galileo SATs 5-6 scheduled for 21 August 2014

Galileo's constellation of navigation satellites

Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system will soon increase: European Space Agency (ESA) announced the coming launch of Galileo SATs 5-6 on 21 August 2014, from Europe's Spaceport in Fr

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Mon, 18/08/2014 - 09:48
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India: ISRO plans for higher capability communication satellites

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, one of current India's partners.

K Radhakrishnan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), announced on 10 August 2014 that the Organisation plans to acquire the latest satellite platforms and payload technologie

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Mon, 11/08/2014 - 15:33
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20.5937
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China: Successful launch of Yaogan XX remote-sensing satellite

Remote sensing satellites enable studying many aspects of the planet.

On 9 August 2014, the Yaogan XX remote-sensing satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province.

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Mon, 11/08/2014 - 11:55
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39.7324
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98.4945

US launches its seventh GPS 2F satellite

Artist's concept of the GPS-2F satellite

On 1 August 2014, the U.S. Air Force launched the seventh of its GPS 2F series of positioning, navigation and timing satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Wed, 06/08/2014 - 11:50
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28.3883
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Satellite Masters Conference

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Berlin
Basic Information
Date: 
23/10/2014 - 24/10/2014
Venue: 
Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur, Invalidenstraße, 44 D-10115 Berlin
Venue Country: 
Germany
Event Organisers: 

Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO)

Co-organisers: 

German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), ESA space solutions.

Language of event: 
English

The First Satellite Masters Conference aims to share innovations for space-based technologies and infrastructures and connect with the world's leading network for downstream satellite business.

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Deforestation and Forest Degradation Mapping and Monitoring Using Multi-Sale Geo-spatial Methods

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Kathmandu
Basic Information
Date: 
04/08/2014 - 08/08/2014
Venue: 
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development Khumaltar, Khumaltar, Patan 44700
Venue Country: 
Nepal
Event Organisers: 

ICIMOD

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Training Event
Training Target Audience: 
The participants of the training course will be from ICIMOD regional member countries. This technical training is targeted to professionals in the field of forest carbon stock estimation. The participants should have knowledge of remote sensing and GIS as well as forestry. To assure gender equity, female participation will be highly encouraged.
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known
Additional Information: 

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development Khumaltar, Lalitpur G.P.O. Box 3226, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: ( 977 ) 1 5003222 Fax: (977) 1 5003299, 5003277 Email: info@icimod.org

The overall objective of the course is to impart advanced Remote Sensing (RS) knowledge and techniques to monitor forest cover and associated biomass.

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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.

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Tue, 29/07/2014 - 15:01
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44.3007
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-69.7693

Japan: Full scale disaster management system with Quasi-Zenith Satellites

The orbit of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite above Japan

The Japanese national newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported on 22 July 2014 that a full-scale operation of Quasi-Zenith satellites is projected to start in 2018, after that a first one, Michibiki, was

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Tue, 29/07/2014 - 11:31
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36.2048
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China and Venezuela: Agreement for new Earth Observation satellite

Rendition of VRSS-1 satellite, launched in September 2012

On 22 July 2014, Xinhua News Agency, the state press agency of the People's Republic of China, annouced that China and Venezuela agreed on the in-orbit delivery of a remote sensing satellite, V

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Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:59
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39.804
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Japan: First Images of Daichi-2 released

Aerial view of Nishinoshima island, part of the Ogasawara Islands.

On 24 May 2014, Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched their Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 "Daichi-2" (ALOS-2) from the Tanegashima Space Center.

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Thu, 03/07/2014 - 14:48
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27.2462
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