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Pollution: Using satellite data to monitor air quality

Earth observation satellites provide consistent data on atmospheric composition

With the goal of improving air quality monitoring and emission inventories, ESA’s GlobEmission project uses Earth observation satellite data in four specific regions: China, India, Europe and

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Fri, 23/08/2013 - 15:11

Arirang-5: South Korean multi-purpose satellite successfully launched

Arirang-5 is the first radar imaging satellite to be developed by South Korea

On 22 August 2013, South Korea’s new multi-purpose science satellite, the Arirang-5, was launched atop a Russian Dnepr rocket at the Dombarovsky launch site near Russia’s border with Ka

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Fri, 23/08/2013 - 13:52
latitude: 
50.8
longitude: 
59.5167

Vietnam: Imagery available from VNREDSat-1 satellite

The satellite is efficiently meeting the initial demands

Based on initial successes, the Vietnamese VNREDSat-1 satellite launched on 7 May 2013 on a VEGA rocket, is efficiently meeting the initial demands for remote sensing images for observing natural r

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Thu, 15/08/2013 - 10:06
latitude: 
14.0583
longitude: 
108.277

Bolivian communications satellite to be launched in December

The total cost for the project will be of USD 300 million

The director of the Bolivian Space Agency, Ivan Zambrana, has confirmed that the Chinese-funded communications satellite Tupac Katari will be launched into space on 20 December 2013.

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Wed, 14/08/2013 - 09:56
latitude: 
-16.2902
longitude: 
-63.5887

India: Developing a satellite-linked disaster warning system in Gujarat

The government is already working in the implementation of this project

The Indian state of Gujarat is planning a project to set up a satellite-linked disaster warning system along Gujarat's coastline to alert fishermen during adverse weather conditions.

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Tue, 13/08/2013 - 14:09
latitude: 
22.2587
longitude: 
71.1924

India: INSAT-3D can speed search and rescue operations

INSAT-3D equipped with search and rescue payload

On July 25, 2013 the Indian meteorological satellite INSAT-3D was successfully launched, equipped with search and rescue payload that will facilitate speedy search and rescue operations to India an

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Fri, 02/08/2013 - 16:55
latitude: 
20.5937
longitude: 
78.9629

International Training Course on Small Satellite Missions

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Dehradun
Basic Information
Venue: 
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun
Venue Country: 
India
Event Organisers: 

Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP)

Co-organisers: 

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC)

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Academic Training Opportunity
Training Target Audience: 
The course is aimed for decision makers, senior space technologists, managers, researchers and professionals in the fields of space technology. Others that will find the course very useful include academic institutions, space agencies, and institutions responsible for regional capacity building in the use of space based technology.
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known
Training Requirements: 

Proficiency in written and spoken English is most essential.

Training Tuition: 
300.00 USD
Tuition Remarks: 

The candidates are expected to make their own arrangements for all expenses.

In small satellites, payloads with a mass of just a few kilograms, are able to perform measurements that were done with tens of kilograms a few years ago.

latitude: 
30.3165
longitude: 
78.0322

GPS helps to measure and map hurricane wind speeds

Hurricane winds measured by GPS

By analyzing the distorted GPS signals during storms, researchers have discovered a new way of measuring and mapping the wind speeds of hurricanes.

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Thu, 25/07/2013 - 11:02
latitude: 
37.0299
longitude: 
-76.3452

ESA: Contract for Meteosat Third Generation Lightning Imagers

A new era of meteorological satellites under development has begun with a ceremony held at the Palazzo Vecchio town hall in Florence, Italy.

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Fri, 08/02/2013 - 15:14
latitude: 
48.8481
longitude: 
2.30457

SATELLITE 2013: Bridging the Gap between Today and Tomorrow

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Fri, 08/03/2013
Venue City: 
Washington D.C.
Basic Information
Date: 
18/03/2013 - 21/03/2013
Venue: 
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Venue Country: 
United States
Language of event: 
English
Satellite 2013

CONFERENCE: March 18 - 21, 2013

EXHIBITION: March 19 - 21, 2013

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37.0779
longitude: 
113.583