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India’s remote sensing satellites, assets to be transferred to PSU
Chennai: The Indian government has decided to transfer all its...
Roads to Nowhere Cost Baidu $10 Million in Mapping Dispute
Wonky ponds and roads to nowhere have cost search...
China to launch moon probe, seeking first lunar rock retrieval since 1970s
BEIJING  - China plans to launch an unmanned spacecraft...
NASA, ESA ARE PREPARING TO LAUNCH THE LARGEST EARTH-OBSERVING SATELLITE EVER
On November 21, the European Space Agency (ESA) and...
Australian Space Forum to strengthen ties with Japan
The 10th Australian Space Forum will discuss how the Australian...
Terra Drone completes the investment in Slovenia’s aerospace solutions provider C-Astral
Terra Drone Corporation (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Toru Tokushige,...
Airbus Wins ESA’s LSTM Temperature-Check Mission for Copernicus Next Generation
The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Airbus Defense...
UK academics build infrastructure-light GNSS-based traffic management system for African cities
UK-based navigation tech start-up Route Masters has announced it is...
SMBC Launches New Geospatial Data Service Powered By Orbital Insight
The Japanese bank will help customers understand key social...
DARPA Names Participants for UAS Aerial Combat Algorithm Prototyping Effort
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded contracts...

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Nishinoshima Belches Ash and Lava

A young volcanic island has been growing in the western Pacific Ocean since 2013. Since mid-June 2020, it has been going through a vigorous growth spurt. Images show some of the latest eruptive activity at Nishinoshima, a...

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Nepal Parliament Approves New Map as Dispute with India Escalates

Nepalese people light candles as they celebrate after the Parliament approved a new map of the country, including areas disputed with India, in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Credit: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)   The lower house of Nepal’s Parliament approved a...

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Japan’s HTV-9 Cargo Craft Helps Supply the Space Station

Japan’s resupply ship, the H-II Transfer Vehicle-9 (HTV-9), is pictured attached to the International Space Station’s Harmony module. Stowed inside the Japanese space freighter is the HTV-8 cargo pallet that was brought up to the station on...

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Nitrogen Dioxide Levels Rebound in China

In early February 2020, scientists using NASA and European satellites detected a significant reduction in a key air pollutant over China after the country shut down transportation and much of its economy. Three months later, with most...

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Satellite Tracking Discovers Elusive Whale Feeding Grounds

South Australian scientists are helping track southern right whales in search of summer foraging grounds, with a new report recording the first contemporary data on this seasonal migration. The study could provide valuable information in making guidelines...

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

New Algae Tracking Will Help Protect Coorong Bird Refuge In South Australia

The satellite tracking is helping researchers map floating algae as it suffocates vital food plants in one of Australia’s most important bird habitats. Filamentous algae are decimating aquatic plants in the southern Coorong as it blocks seeding...

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Coronavirus: Aussie Air Survey Flights Over New Zealand Leave a Trail of Finger Pointing

An Australian aerial survey company is being accused by Kiwis of breaching lockdown rules, but it says it has been cleared to fly. Australia-based Nearmap has come under fire from Kiwi operators after allegedly completing survey flights...

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Watch Global Rainfall in Real Time

Global Satellite Mapping of Precipitation (GSMaP) has been developed by using multi-satellite products. The rainfall map is provided in real time and visualized every 30 minutes on the JAXA Realtime Rainfall Watch website. Please have a look...

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Satellite Animation Shows Air Pollution in China and Italy Clearing Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns

In countries and regions that have been under strict lockdowns to stop the spread of the coronavirus, an unintended consequence is visible from space. As businesses, industrial sites and factories closed, and cars and trucks stayed off...

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

China’s Polar-Observation Satellite Completes Antarctic Mission

China’s first polar-observation satellite has completed its Antarctic observation mission after orbiting Earth for six months. Since it was launched on Sept. 12, 2019, the satellite called “Ice Pathfinder” (Code: BNU-1) has sent back more than 1,000...

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