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Chinese students built and launched own satellite

Asia seen from Space

A group of students from the National Central University Advanced Rocket Research in Taiwan (Province of China) successfully built and launched with an APPL-7II rocket their own satellite, as SatNews reported.

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Mon, 06/01/2014 - 13:42

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NASA is developing GPS-based Natural Hazard Warning Systems

GPSstation used by NASA to develop early warning system technology for disasters

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in cooperation with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, USA, is trying to upgrade GPS technologies to use them for early warning systems for hazards like earthquakes, tsunamis and extreme weather events.

Their success with local systems was presented by weather forecasters at NOAA National Weather Service Offices in San Diego. The presentation included tracking of real-time rain event and flash flood warnings.

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Mon, 16/12/2013 - 14:52

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Proba-V ready for operations

Proba-V is ready for operations

Launched on 7 May 2013, ESA’s Earth Observation

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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 Launch Services (ILS) Proton-M main booster.

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Mon, 09/12/2013 - 10:43

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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. Yaogan XIX was sent into scheduled

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Thu, 28/11/2013 - 10:06

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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. The method uses

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Wed, 27/11/2013 - 10:02

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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 the Copernicus programme, including data from the Sentinel satellites.

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Thu, 21/11/2013 - 15:08

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Thu, 11/21/2013

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 disasters.

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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

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Fri, 23/08/2013 - 15:11
Fri, 08/23/2013

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 Kazakhstan. The satellite has been developed to operate with a life time of five years at an altitude of 550 kilometers (341 miles) providing images with the goal of monitoring disasters and identifying natural resources.

 

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Fri, 23/08/2013 - 13:52

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