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August 18, 2016
NASA Study Analyzes Four Corners Methane Sources
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 17, 2016
In an extensive airborne survey, a NASA-led team has analyzed a previously identified "hot spot" of methane emissions in the Four Corners region of the United States, quantifying both its overall magnitude and the magnitudes of its sources. The study finds that just 10 percent of the individual methane sources are contributing half of the emissions. Scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech, both in Pasadena, California; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ... read more

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Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
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CYGNSS Undergoes Vibration Testing
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Van Allen probes catch rare glimpse of supercharged radiation belt
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New map of world vegetation reveals substantial changes since 1980s
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Map shows how Earth's vegetation has changed since 1980s
Scientists at the University of Otago have developed a new system for mapping and monitoring the transformation of Earth's biomes, or large-scale vegetation formations - grassland, tropical forest, boreal forest, desert, shrubland. ... more
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Iran, Roscosmos Discuss Price of Remote-Sensing Satellite Construction, Launch
Iranian Communications Minister Mahmoud Vaezi said that Tehran is in talks with the Roscosmos corporation on the implementation details of the nuclear project in Iran and is trying to agree on a sui ... more
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Foraging strategies of smallest seals revealed in first ever satellite tracking study
The first ever satellite tracking study of one the world's endangered seal species has revealed new information about their migration habits and hunting patterns. Using satellite trackers, sci ... more
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Study Maps Hidden Water Pollution in U.S. Coastal Areas
Coastal waters and near-shore groundwater supplies along more than a fifth of coastlines in the continental United States are vulnerable to contamination from previously hidden underground transfers ... more
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Russia Plans to Use Atmospheric Satellite 'Sova' to Develop North, Siberia
The first Russian atmospheric satellite dubbed "Sova" (Owl), which was recently successfully tested, will be used primarily for the development of the Russia's North and Siberia, Deputy Director Gen ... more
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Study provides a new method to measure the energy of a lightning strike
Florida, often recognized as the "lightning capital of the United States," is a great place to study the amount of energy released by a lightning strike. Just ask University of South Florida School ... more
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Migration, hunting patterns of Caspian seals tracked by satellite
After tracking Caspian seals for nearly a year, researchers say they have gained new knowledge of the animals' migration habits and hunting patterns that may help efforts to save the species from extinction. ... more
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Collecting Fingerprints in the Sky
This NASA airborne science experiment that started flights over the eastern United States this month resembles a classic case of "who done it?" ACT-America, the Atmospheric Carbon and Transport - Am ... more
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WorldView-4 Earth Imaging Satellite Arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base for Sept 15 Launch
After a more than 250-mile road trip in a cleanroom-on-wheels, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) delivered DigitalGlobe's (NYSE: DGI) WorldView-4 satellite to Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Lockheed ... more
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ISRO to use radar imaging satellite to locate missing IAF plane
The Indian space agency will be using its Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT) that can see through the clouds to locate the missing Indian Air Force (IAF) plane that went missing on Friday morning with ... more
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India to launch EO satellite jointly developed with US in 2021
The Indian space agency and US NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are jointly working on the development of Dual Frequency (L and S band) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imaging Satellite named as NASA ... more
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Landsat - The watchman that never sleeps
In western North America, mountain pine beetles infest and ravage thousands of acres of forest lands. Landsat satellites bear witness to the onslaught in a way that neither humans nor most other sat ... more
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Europe's workhorse Sentinel ready for action
Getting the bigger picture on the health of our planet drew another step closer as Europe's Sentinel-3A satellite was handed over to Eumetsat for operations. Since it was launched in February, ... more
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Chilly summer for Sentinel-2B
While most of us may be looking forward to spending some time in the sunshine this summer, the Sentinel-2B satellite is being subjected to the extreme cold of space to make sure it is fit for life i ... more
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Clusters of small satellites could help estimate Earth's reflected energy
A team of small, shoebox-sized satellites, flying in formation around the Earth, could estimate the planet's reflected energy with twice the accuracy of traditional monolith satellites, according to ... more
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SIIS started KOMPSAT-3A commercial services
SI Imaging Services (SIIS) started commercial services of KOMPSAT-3A imagery with the world's second highest resolution satellite from July, 5th. KOMPSAT-3A is part of the Korean Multipurpose Satell ... more
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Vision through the clouds
Fog, blizzards, gusts of wind - poor weather can often make the operation of rescue helicopters a highly risky business, and sometimes even impossible. A new helmet-mounted display, developed by res ... more
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Experts call for satellite tech to be used in Africa's anti-poaching efforts
Satellite technologies for the monitoring of wildlife movements and protection of biodiversity management are the solution to the conservation efforts in Africa, an expert said on Monday. Dr. ... more
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Sentinel-1 satellites combine radar vision
The twin Sentinel-1 satellites have - for the first time - combined to show their capability for revealing even small deformations in Earth's surface. Following its orbital manoeuvres, the recently ... more
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DigitalGlobe Awarded Sole-Source Contract to Provide Advanced Analytic Services to the DIA
DigitalGlobe, Inc. (DGI), the global leader in earth imagery and information about our changing planet, announced that it has been awarded a direct contract with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency ... more
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MDA to deliver broad-area maritime surveillance system using RADARSAT
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd has announced that it has signed a CA$48.5 million (including taxes) contract with the Government of Canada to deliver an advanced broad-area global maritime ... more
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Nepal, India agree to use satellite system for border pillars
Nepal and India agreed on Saturday to use global navigation satellite system for boundary pillars between the two neighbors. Sureshman Shrestha, a senior official at the Nepal's Department of Survey ... more
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Canada Launches Maritime Monitoring Satellite
The Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite (M3MSat) has been placed into orbit by an Indian Space Research Organization rocket, the Canadian Space Agency said in a press release on Wednesd ... more
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Caribbean Sea acts like a whistle and can be 'heard' from space
A study of the Caribbean Sea by University of Liverpool ocean scientists has revealed that, in the midst of all the noise of the ocean, this region behaves like a whistle, which blows so loudly that ... more
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