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Understanding Risk Forum: Importance of satellite data stressed

The risk of natural disasters can be reduced by understanding our environment and the fundamental forces that shape it. Earth-observing satellites can provide vital information to mitigate and prepare for disasters.

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Thu, 19/07/2012 - 16:26
Thu, 07/19/2012

Bangladeshi Meteorological Department

The Bangladesh Meteorological Department is the authorised Government organisation for all meteorological activities in the country. It maintains a network of surface and upper air observatories, radar and satellite stations, agro-meteorological observatories, geomagnetic and seismological observatories and meteorological telecommunication system. The Department has its Headquarters in Dhaka with two regional centres i.e.

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ESA hands over weather satellite for operations

ESA's weather satellite MSG-3 has smoothly traveled 36 000 km above the Equator. The satellite is now nearly in its geostationary orbit, drifting slowly east toward its final orbit position.

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Tue, 17/07/2012 - 09:35
Tue, 07/17/2012

Australia becomes Landsat 8 partner

Australia became an international collaborator on the new US-satellite mission Landsat 8, under an agreement signed on 12 July 2012 with the United States Geological Survey. Landsat 8, the latest in the series of Landsat satellites, is expected to launch in January 2013.

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Mon, 16/07/2012 - 08:45

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Mon, 07/16/2012

50 years of satellite communications

10th July 1962 marked the birth of satellite communications.

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Wed, 11/07/2012 - 15:11
Wed, 07/11/2012

ESA: End of mission for navigation satellite GIOVE-A

With the initial satellites of the Galileo constellation working well in orbit, ESA decided to end the mission of its pioneering GIOVE-A navigation satellite.

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Wed, 04/07/2012 - 09:23

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Wed, 07/04/2012

NOAA improves weather satellite

Seven months after launch, data is now flowing from a new generation of instruments onboard the Suomi NPP satellite, a joint NASA/NOAA mission being used in NOAA’s global numerical weather forecast system.

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Wed, 04/07/2012 - 09:06

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Wed, 07/04/2012

Give your input: 2012 WMO Survey on the Use of Satellite Data

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has launched a call for input for their 2012 Survey on the Use of Satellite Data. This Survey is designed to collect updated information on the worldwide status, plans and related challenges within three major areas:

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Wed, 27/06/2012 - 09:27
Wed, 06/27/2012

Pléiades imagery now available for all users

The Astrium Services GEO-Information team announced that Pléiades imagery is now available to all users, notably through its GeoStore portal (www.geostore.com) that opened on 4 June 2012.

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Thu, 21/06/2012 - 13:57
Thu, 06/21/2012

China: Donation of BeiDou/COMPASS model

On the sidelines of the 55th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), the Chinese BeiDou/COMPASS satellite model was inaugurated on 8 June 2012 in Vienna, Austria. The model is donated by the People's Republic of China.

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Tue, 12/06/2012 - 15:14

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Tue, 06/12/2012

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