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Proba-V ready for operations

Proba-V is ready for operations

Launched on 7 May 2013, ESA’s Earth Observation satellite Proba-V has now completed the crucial commissioning phase and declared ready for its operational phase, providing global vegetation data fo

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Tue, 10/12/2013 - 11:57
latitude: 
48.8413
longitude: 
2.30029

British Inmarsat-5F1 satellite launched by ILS Proton rocket

The launch vehicle, Proton-M, includes improvements regarding the rocket ProtonK

On 8 December 2013, the Inmarsat-5F1 (I-5 F1) telecommunications satellite of the British Inmarsat global mobile operator was launched from Baikonur in Kazakhstan at 12:12 GMT by the International

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Mon, 09/12/2013 - 10:43
latitude: 
48.0196
longitude: 
66.9237

China: successful launch of Yaogan XIX satellite

The satellite will be used to aid in preventing and reducing natural disasters

On 20 November 2013 China successfully launched the Yaogan XIX, a remote-sensing satellite.

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Thu, 28/11/2013 - 10:06
latitude: 
37.8706
longitude: 
112.549

Relief efforts in Philippines: satellite data used for crowdsource mapping

Relief workers continue struggling to reach some of the most devastated regions

More than 900 volunteers are helping in the recovery efforts in Philippines by collaborating on online maps, through the OpenStreetMap network.

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Wed, 27/11/2013 - 10:02
latitude: 
12.059
longitude: 
123.876

Access to Sentinel satellite data will be free and open

The Act will allow long-term continued access to data

With the entering into force of the European Delegated Act on Copernicus data and information policy in the coming days, users will be provided free, full and open access of environmental data from

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Thu, 21/11/2013 - 15:08
latitude: 
48.8413
longitude: 
2.30029

ESA's GOCE satellite finishes successful career

GOCE was launched in 2009 to map with precision variations in Earth’s gravity

On 11 November 2013, ESA’s GOCE satellite reentered Earth’s atmosphere on a descending orbit while most of it disintegrated, as expected, within the high atmosphere.

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Wed, 13/11/2013 - 16:03
latitude: 
48.8486
longitude: 
2.30029

Chernobyl and Fukushima: Joint satellite project to track radiation

The catastrophes of Chernobyl and Fukushima are two world's nuclear disasters

On 26 August 2013, Ukraine and Japan agreed to launch a joint satellite project with the aim of monitoring the regions surrounding Chernobyl and Fukushima, sites of the world's greatest nuclear dis

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Thu, 05/09/2013 - 08:23
latitude: 
37.7608
longitude: 
140.475

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