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NASA satellites show "hot towers" of Hurricane Isaac

Two hours before Hurricane Isaac made landfall on 28 August 2012, a satellite orbiting hundreds of miles above the storm used a radar instrument to map its inner structure. The instrument on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) observed two extremely tall complexes of thunderheads called hot towers in the eyewall, a sign that the storm was strengthening.

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Mon, 17/09/2012 - 11:10

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Mon, 09/17/2012

Astrium's SPOT 6 ready for launch

Astrium's SPOT 6 hi-resolution Earth observation satellite will be launched on Sunday 9 September 2012 at 05:21 (BST, 09:51 local time) from Sriharikota in India.

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Fri, 07/09/2012 - 15:25
Fri, 09/07/2012

MetOp-B satellite to be launched

The European operational polar orbiting weather satellite MetOp-B will be launched on 17th September 2012 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. A Soyuz launcher will place the 4.1 tonne satellite in

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Thu, 06/09/2012 - 17:29
Thu, 09/06/2012

ESA provides free Heterogeneous Mission Accessibility (HMA) manual

ESA offers, freely downloadable from its website, the Heterogeneous Mission Accessibility (HMA) manual that provides a high level view on the results of several years of harmonisation and standardisation work in the critical area of ground segment interoperability of

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Wed, 05/09/2012 - 15:56
Wed, 09/05/2012

ADRC: Booklet on space-based information for Tsunami Assessment

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office located in Japan, ADRC (Asian Disaster Reduction Centre), is in the process of producing the booklet "Considerations for effective use of to assess Tsunami impacts - Lessons learned from the recent Tsunami in Japan". This publication is realized in cooperation with the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA).

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Mon, 03/09/2012 - 10:17
Mon, 09/03/2012

Satellite Industry partners up with militaries in the Pacfic

Global VSAT Forum (GVF), the international non-profit association of the satellite industry, collaborated with Pacific-Area militaries to conduct an international training to improve disaster

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Thu, 23/08/2012 - 09:30
Thu, 08/23/2012

Esri and PCI Geomatics announce Natural Resources Imagery Grant Program

Esri, PCI Geomatics, MDA and RapidEye announced their new Natural Resources Imagery Grant Program.

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Tue, 21/08/2012 - 15:15
Tue, 08/21/2012

UNOOSA activates International Charter for Earthquake in Iran

Iran Earthquake

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER has activated the International Charter: Space and Major Disaster to provide satellite imagery for the two strong earthquakes that occurred in Iran on 11 August 2012. This international mechanism was activated on behalf of the Iranian Space Agency, host of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Iran.

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Thu, 16/08/2012 - 18:22

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Tracing Ugandan City Development with high-resolution Satellite Imagery

The American and Ugandan Red Cross have partnered up with the U.S. State Department’s Humanitarian Information Unit and HOT (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team) in a project to trace the cities of Gulu and Lira in Northern Uganda using high-resolution satellite imagery.

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Thu, 16/08/2012 - 09:46
Thu, 08/16/2012

How to obtain ESA Earth Observation data

The European Space Agency (ESA) offers a wide range of Earth observation data. How to obtain them for your own use depends on the type of data required.

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Wed, 15/08/2012 - 15:05
Wed, 08/15/2012

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