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Monday, September 25th, 2017

Bombing Missions of the Vietnam War

Between 1965 and 1975, the United States and its allies dropped more than 7.5 million tons of bombs on Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia—double the amount dropped on Europe and Asia during World War II. Pound for pound,...

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Technology Companies Partner to Improve Disaster Resilience

CSIRO’s Data61, Australia’s data innovation network, and geospatial technology company Radiant.Earth partnered to develop joint research into satellite imagery and Earth-observation data for disaster resilience in areas such as human disaster management, health, climate change and sustainable...

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Satellite Images of North Korea Show Landslides at Nuclear Test Site

Analysts peering at satellite images of North Korea after its latest nuclear test spotted many landslides and wide disturbances at the country’s test site. Tunnels for the nuclear blasts are deep inside Mount Mantap, a mile-high peak....

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Tsunami-Ravaged Architecture Preserved in Digital Archive

An emerging architectural research method is being used to document the architectural heritage of Indonesian buildings wiped out in the 2004 tsunami. Banda Aceh, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, was one of the worst affected areas...

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

SpaceX Launches Taiwan’s Earth-Observation Satellite

SpaceX successfully launched FORMOSAT-5, the first fully Taiwan-made Earth observation satellite, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Aug. 24, 2017, nearly four years after its original intended late-2013 launch. The 475-kilogram satellite was sent into...

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Indian Government Strikes Drone Deals with United States, Israel

The Indian government recently cleared a deal with the United States to purchase 22 MQ-9 Guardian surveillance drones. This deal, initiated last year and officially cleared in June 2017, is worth an estimated $2 billion. The Indian...

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

South Korea Developing Earth-Based Navigation System to Protect Ships from Cyber Attacks

South Korea has begun development of Earth-based navigation technology as an alternative to satellite-based systems to protect its ships from cyber attacks. The Earth-based navigation technology is known as eLoran, and is an upgraded version of radio...

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

SCATSAT-1 Monitors Floods Across India

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) used the SCATSAT-1 satellite to track flooding across India during the 2017 monsoon season, with a special focus on Gujarat and Rajasthan. Monsoon activity in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Assam and...

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Australia’s First GPS Infrastructure Officially in Space

Australia officially has its first GPS infrastructure in space, according to the nation’s Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne. A four-kilogram, U.S.-developed Biarri-Point cubesat was launched as part of the QB50 constellation in April 2017 toward the...

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

New Research Uses Satellites to Predict End of Volcanic Eruptions

Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) recently discovered that infrared satellite data could be used to predict when lava flow-forming eruptions will end. Using NASA satellite...

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