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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...

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Japan Eyes Free Satellite Imaging Data for Businesses

Japan looks to offer companies free access to troves of satellite images starting in fiscal-year 2018, aiming to help with tasks such as inspecting infrastructure remotely and forecasting crop harvests. The move will be announced in a...

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