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China Launch New Satellite into Space to ‘Spy on Earth’ in Bid to Match US Military
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Google Maps Back in China After Eight Years
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Indian Launch for British Colour Video Earth Observation Prototype
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India Launches 31 Satellites in Single Mission
NEW DELHI - India Friday launched 31 satellites in...
Pakistan Alleges India Using Satellites for Military Purposes
Islamabad- Pakistan on Thursday alleged that India's plan to...
1Spatial Wins USD766,000 US Contract For Geographic Information System
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Baidu Unveils Apollo 2.0 at CES 2018: More Mapping, More Test Drives, and Udacity Partnership
Baidu just announced the second version of its Apollo...
First Chinese launch of 2018 puts two SuperView-1 observation satellites into low Earth orbit
China on Tuesday carried out its first launch of...
Indian Railways to Deploy Drones for Project Monitoring
India: The Indian Railways has decided to deploy drones...
Joint Venture With Japan Could Yield Connectivity Through High-Altitude, Solar-Powered Drone
A high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) is a category of unmanned...

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Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

India’s PSLV Launches Cartosat-2

On Jan. 12, 2018, India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40), in its 42nd flight, successfully launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre the 710-kilogram Cartosat-2 satellite for Earth observation as well as 30 co-passenger satellites. The co-passenger...

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Japanese H-2A Rocket Lifts Off with Two Satellites

On Dec. 23, 2017, two research satellites to probe Earth’s climate patterns and test ion engine technology to counter atmospheric drag in an unusual low-altitude orbit launched from the Tanegashima Space Center on top of a Japanese...

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Copernicus Satellite Images Australia’s Lake MacKay

Brown hills speckle the eastern part of Australia’s Lake MacKay in this image from the Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite. The lake lies at the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, which covers nearly 285,000 square kilometers. Located on...

Monday, December 18th, 2017

ISRO to Develop Smaller Rockets to Carry Smaller Satellites

With the size of Earth-observation satellites reducing and the future trend moving toward a constellation of small satellites rather than a large one, India's space agency is developing a smaller rocket that can carry satellites weighing up...

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Partnership Advances Earth Observation in Hindu Kush Himalayan Region

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Radiant.Earth signed a strategic partnership agreement for knowledge and technology transfer of Earth observation (EO). Under this agreement, the parties will establish and implement innovative EO and geospatial...

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

JAXA and VNSC Sign Cooperation Agreement

On Nov. 17, 2017, the Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) agreed to cooperate in the field of Public Affairs. JAXA will provide scale models to be exhibited at the Vietnam...

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Satellite Views Severe Rain Storms Over Western Saudi Arabia

NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) core satellite analyzed severe storms that moved into Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Nov. 21, 2017. Heavy downpours caused schools and universities to close, and the General Authority of Meteorology and Environment...

Monday, November 20th, 2017

New Map of Worldwide Croplands Supports Food and Water Security

India has the highest net cropland area while South Asia and Europe are considered agricultural capitals of the world   A new map was released detailing croplands worldwide in the highest resolution yet, helping to ensure global...

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Satellite Images Downtown Dubai Landmarks

The CNES (Space Agency of France) Pléiades satellite acquired this image of Downtown Dubai, including some of Dubai's most well-known landmarks: the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and Dubai Fountain. Due to the presence of these famous sites,...

Monday, November 6th, 2017

India Maps 185 Districts Through Remote Sensing for Horticulture

India’s Union Ministry of Agriculture mapped 185 districts under a project using remote-sensing technology to identify areas best suited for seven different fruits and vegetables across the country. The first report, for eight states in the North...

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