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Remote Sensing Data to Reshape Australia
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PES University to Launch Another Satellite
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South Korea Refuses Using Local Mapping Data Due to Security Concerns; Google Disappointed
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United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum: “Space as a Driver for Socio-economic Development”
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Seoul to Decide Google’s Request for Map Data Next Week
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Monday, November 28th, 2016

Indian Space Center Using Drones for Multiple Initiatives

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NE-SAC) is using unmanned aerial system (UAS), or drone, technology for large-scale mapping and real-time assessment and monitoring activities for various applications. NE-SAC designed and assembled...

Monday, November 14th, 2016

BRICS States to Create Joint Satellite Constellation for Remote Sensing

The BRICS states, which consist of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, agreed to create a joint satellite constellation for Earth remote sensing, according to Igor Komarov, director general of Roscosmos, the Russian State Space Corporation....

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Japan’s Himawari-9 Earth-Observation Satellite Successfully Launched

On Nov. 2, 2016, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched the geostationary meteorological satellite Himawari-9 from the Tanegashima Space Center. The launch vehicle flew as planned, and at approximately 27 minutes...

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Japanese Research Team Uncovering Sun’s Mysteries

Although solar energy sources are located at the core of the Sun, the temperature of the upper part of the solar atmosphere (i.e., chromosphere and corona) is higher than that of the visible surface (i.e., photosphere). The...

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Satellite Captures Kathmandu and Greater Nepal Overcoming 2015 Earthquake

The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel satellite captured this false-color image of part of Nepal, including its capital city, Kathmandu, and the Himalayan foothills. Vegetation appears red, while waterways and buildings appear light green and blue....

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Small-Scale Agriculture Threatens Rainforest

An extensive study presented in Nature Communications mapped the effects of small farmers on the rainforests of Southeast Asia, and findings are discouraging with regard to environmental impact, biodiversity and the economy. Similar studies focused on large-scale...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Iconic Nepal Structure to be Repaired

One of Nepal’s most-iconic buildings and a UNESCO World Heritage site, which was heavily damaged by the M-7.8 earthquake in 2015, is set to be repaired and structurally strengthened, according to the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Lidar Helps Map Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Every year, about 8 million tons of plastic enters the oceans. Part of the trash accumulates in five ocean garbage patches, and plastic in these patches breaks down into tiny plastic particles that can be eaten by...

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Chinese Space Station Falling Back to Earth

China's Tiangong-1 space station, which has been orbiting Earth since 2011 to test technologies the country will use for a planned space station it will launch in 2020s, is out of control and falling back to Earth....

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Turkey Signs Agreement to Use Space Station’s Japanese Kibo Module

On Sept. 8, 2016, Yuichi Yamaura, vice president of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and H.E. Cihan Kanlıgöz, director general of Aeronautics and Space Technologies, Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of the Republic of...

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