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Satellites monitor Russian volcanoes to identify hazards to aviation, populations

An image of the Sheveluch (Shiveluch) volcano in Kamchatka, Russian Federation emitting an ash plume taken by NASA’s Aqua satellite in 2012. Image: NASA Earth Observatory.

Significant activity from volcanoes in the Russian Federation have been observed from space in recent months. The Kamchatka and Kuril Islands volcanoes, located in the fact east of the country, are being monitored by satellites in order to avert the hazards caused by their regular eruptions to air travel and to local populations.

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European Union launches latest Earth observation satellite able to track disasters

An image taken by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite on 28 September 2016 showing wildfires in the Russian Federation. Image: ESA/CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

The European Union’s latest Earth observation satellite, Sentinel-3B, was successfully launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the Russian Federation on 25 April.

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International Charter activated for Russian Federation flooding

Lake in Kachalinskaya, Volgogradskaya oblast Russia.

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters has been activated for flooding in the Volgogradskaya Oblast Region of the Russian Federation on 4 April, caused by vast amounts of melting snow causing river water levels to rise.

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Satellites to monitor emergency situations launched by Russian Federation

Soyuz-2.1a lifts off from Vostochny Cosmodrome on 1 February.

Satellites which will be used for the real-time monitoring of emergency situations were successfully put into

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United Nations/Russian Federation Workshop on Human Capacity-Building in Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Social and Economic Development

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The Workshop will address the role of human capacity-building in the domains of space science, technology and its applications in support of sustainable development, with a particular focus on developing and emerging countries.

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The event is organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Samara National Research University. The event is co-sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Fires in Siberia, Russia

 Image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory by Jesse Allen and Joshua Stevens, using data from the Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE). Caption by Pola Lem.

In mid-July 2016, fires occurred in Siberia, in the tundra-taiga interface of the North West of the region. The Moderate

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Russia to develop an Earth observation system for Iran

Satellite image of the Neyriz Lakes in southern Iran (Image: ESA)

According to the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, two Russian space companies signed a pre-contractual agreement with the Iranian Bonyan Danesh Shargh in order to assist the Islamic Republic of Iran to build its own satellite observation system.

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International Charter activated for wildfires in Siberian district, Russia

Wildfires over the same Siberian area occurred in 2008 (Image: NASA)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been triggered to provide satellite-based 

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Sentinel-5 to monitor atmospheric chemistry data from 2016

Testing phase of Sentinel-5 Precursor before its launch in 2016 (Image: ESA)

The Sentinel-5 Precursor will start its testing phase leaving from the UK, before its launch from Plesetsk, Russia in April 2016. The Sentinel-5 Precursor is using the TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROMPOMI) and it has been developed by Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands for the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Netherlands Office.

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New remote sensing satellite to be developed by Russia and Belarus

Belarus satellite image (Image: NASA)

Russia and Belarus announced that they are aiming to develop a new remote sensing satellite in two or three years. This

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