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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Volcano Monitoring in Indonesia Improving, Saving Lives

Indonesia has the world’s greatest at-risk population for volcano hazards and is the most volcanically active nation on Earth. To help mitigate potential disasters to its country and people, the Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geologic Hazard...

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

China Launches Two Remote-Sensing Satellites, Orbits May Not Last Months

On Dec. 28, 2016, China launched a pair of high-resolution remote-sensing satellites from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in Shanxi Province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The satellites, SuperView-1 01/02, were launched on a Long March 2D...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Japan Successfully Launches Satellite to Study Earth’s Radiation Belts

On Dec. 20, 2016, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched from the Uchinoura Space Center an Epsilon rocket carrying the Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace (ERG) satellite. The launch vehicle flew as planned,...

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Scientists Study Tibet’s Collapsing Glaciers

The Journal of Glaciology recently published the first account from scientists at the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ITPCAS) concerning a glacier that collapsed on July 17, 2016, killing nine local...

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

India Launches Third RESOURCESAT Satellite

On Dec. 7, 2016, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully took of from the Satish Dhawan Space Center and placed ISRO’s RESOURCESAT-2A remote-sensing satellite into orbit. The satellite weighs 1,235 kilograms and...

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....

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