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India successfully launches Radar Imaging Satellite

On 26 April 2012, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched their first indigenously built all-weather Radar Imaging Satellite, RISAT-1.

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Wed, 02/05/2012 - 08:41

Envisat: Services interrupted

After just having celebrated its 10th anniversary of service on 1 March 2012, ESA's Envisat stopped sending data to earth.

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Fri, 13/04/2012 - 08:10

GeoEye-2: GeoEye's next generation

GeoEye's next-generation imaging system, GeoEye-2 has been delivered to its operator in California, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.

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Wed, 11/04/2012 - 08:27

Keeping an eye – from the sky – on volcanoes

The ‘Monitoring Volcanoes’ article made reference to a study of over 440 active volcanoes in 16 developing countries which revealed most volcanoes around the world are not monitored

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Wed, 28/03/2012 - 10:46

Satellites reveal thawing permafrost

Satellites like ESA's Envisat can see indications for thawing permafrost in land surfaces at northern latitudes.

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Tue, 27/03/2012 - 11:00

SPACEBEL Signs Contract for Vietnam Earth Observation Satellite

SPACEBEL will sign a contract with the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

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Fri, 23/03/2012 - 14:17

Expert proposes better use of satellites for disaster management

Japan: Norihiro Sakamoto proposed a plan to make better use of existing satellites so that they could make quicker tsunami forecasts.

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Tue, 07/02/2012 - 15:16
latitude: 
36.2048
longitude: 
138.253

SumbandilaSat beyond repair

South Africa’s second satellite, SumbandilaSat, is no longer fulfilling its main purpose due to technical problems and is essentially beyond repair, its maker SunSpace says.

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Tue, 31/01/2012 - 16:18
latitude: 
-30.5595
longitude: 
22.9375

Ziyuan III satellite sends back images

The Ziyuan III satellite has sent back its first set of visual data days after the orbiter was successfully launched on January 9 to produce high-resolution imagery for civilian use.

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Tue, 17/01/2012 - 16:00
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39.9042
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116.407

Satellites improve disaster monitoring efficiency in China

Two small disaster monitoring satellites, launched in 2008, have allowed China to more rapidly monitor natural disasters with greater range, said the National Commission for Disaster Reduction T

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Mon, 12/09/2011 - 11:34