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Landsat-8: First Year in Space

Lansat-8 image

A year ago NASA’s Landsat-8 satellite was launched into orbit. During this year scientists have been analyzing the data delivered by the satellite. They have calibrated the information against ground observations and information gathered from other Landsat missions.

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Tue, 11/02/2014 - 13:31

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Tue, 02/11/2014

Singapore: Developing first Earth Observation satellite

Satellite image of the Earth

Singapore is getting ready to launch its TeLEOS-1 Earth Observation satellite. TeLEOS-1 will be the first Singapore-made commercial satellite. The launch is planned for the end of 2014 on board of the Indian Space Research Organization’s Polar satellite launch vehicle.

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Mon, 10/02/2014 - 07:26

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Precipitation monitoring: On-ground research complements satellite accuracy

Estimation map of climate change induced increase in precipitation

As UN-SPIDER reported, NASA is preparing for the launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite in the end of February. The Satellite will be mainly used for rain- and snowfall observation and forecasting.

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Fri, 07/02/2014 - 10:20

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Fri, 02/07/2014

INSAT 3D: First data and images available

INSAT 3D image of precipitation in India

The India meteorological spacecraft INSAT 3D - launched on 26 July 2013 - was declared operational on 15 January 2014.

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Thu, 06/02/2014 - 13:16

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Thu, 02/06/2014

Fires in Africa captured by a NASA satellite

Fires in West Africa

Agricultural burning is widespread in Africa and fires keep on breaking out in different regions.

This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Sprectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on January 28, 2014 and shows the Sahel region in West Africa in the middle of its burning season. Fires are marked with red points, smoke is easily recognizable.

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Fri, 31/01/2014 - 13:12

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Fri, 01/31/2014

ESA: Sentinel 1a to be launched in April

Sentinel 1 from the European Unions Copernicus Program

BBC reported last week that the launch of the multibillion Euro satellites programme Sentinel is set to launch in the beginning of April.

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Mon, 20/01/2014 - 16:30

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Mon, 01/20/2014

NASA maps global temperature anomalies in US and Europe

MODIS image caught by NASA's Terra satellite shows the polar vortex over America
MODIS image caught by NASA's Terra satellite shows high temperatures in Europe

NASA satellite data shows the recent weather divergences on Earth - particularly in North America and Europe.

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Mon, 13/01/2014 - 14:03

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Mon, 01/13/2014

Akademik Shokalskiy: Satellites helped free trapped vessel in the Antarctic

Image by the satellite TerraSAR-X showing two vessels trapped in the Antarctic

The Russian research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy was trapped for over a week in the Antarctic ice. High-resolution radar

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Mon, 13/01/2014 - 11:20

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Satellite imagery show origins of giant underwater waves

NASA's satellite Terra ASTER radiometer captured an image of internal waves

Satellite imagery helps scientists investigate underwater waves. Internal waves can tower hundreds of feet and have great impact on climate and ocean’s ecosystems.

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Thu, 09/01/2014 - 11:28

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Thu, 01/09/2014

Space debris: How satellites could retire in the future

NASA's image shows the population of satellites orbiting around the Earth

What happens with satellites when they finish their mission? Staying in

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Wed, 08/01/2014 - 15:02

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Wed, 01/08/2014

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