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September 01, 2017
Teledyne e2v sensors will play a vital role in ESA's FLEX satellite mission to study plant health and stress from space
Essex, UK (SPX) Sep 01, 2017
eledyne e2v has been awarded a multimillion euro contract by OHB System AG to supply customised Charge Coupled Device (CCD) image sensors for the Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) satellite mission, under a programme of and funded by the European Space Agency (ESA). The FLEX mission, which is the eighth in ESA's Earth Explorer programme, is scheduled to launch in 2022. For the first time, it will enable plant photosynthetic activity to be measured from space by detecting the faint fluorescent glow emit ... read more

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'Crash Scene Investigation' Reveals Resting Place of SMART-1 on Moon

Devilish Source of Dust in Atmosphere of Earth and Mars

CSU Launches Nation's First Space Law Center

exactEarth Announces Agreement with Alltek Marine to Expand Small Vessel Tracking Service Offering

3-D Analysis Offers New Info on Martian Climate Change, Age of Polar Caps

Oxygen-deficient dwarf galaxy hints at makings of early universe

IceCube helps demystify strange radio bursts from deep space

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Russian scientists invent device allowing them to sense kilometers into Earth
Scientists from three major Russian research institutes have made an important breakthrough in the field of muon tomography, creating tracking devices which allow geologists to 'see through' objects ... more
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Nickel key to Earth's magnetic field, research shows
New research suggests nickel is essential to the Earth's magnetic field. ... more
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Man-made fossil methane emission levels larger than previously believed
In 2011 a team of researchers led by Vasilii Petrenko, an assistant professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Rochester, spent seven weeks in Antarctica collecting and study ... more
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NASA Mission to Study Atmospheric Disturbances from Marshall Islands
Wallops Island, VA (SPX) Aug 24, 2017 A NASA rocket mission to study disturbances in the upper atmosphere that interfere with communication and technology systems will form night-time white artific ... more
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How future volcanic eruptions will impact Earth's ozone layer
The next major volcanic eruption could kick-start chemical reactions that would seriously damage the planet's already besieged ozone layer. The extent of damage to the ozone layer that results ... more
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Identifying individual atmospheric equatorial waves from a total flow field
Owing to the opposite vertical orientation with respect to the plane of Earth's rotation across the equator from the Southern Hemisphere to Northern Hemisphere, the equator serves as a waveguide tha ... more
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NASA-led airborne mission studies storm intensification in northern hemisphere
A group of NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists are teaming up this month for an airborne mission focused on studying severe storm processes and intensification. Th ... more
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Ozone treaty taking a bite out of US greenhouse gas emissions
The Montreal Protocol, the international treaty adopted to restore Earth's protective ozone layer in 1989, has significantly reduced emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals from the United States. In ... more

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Airbus completes MetOp-C platform/payload coupling
MetOp-C is the third and final satellite of the first generation of MetOp polar-orbiting meteorological satellites. The payload module of MetOp-C, developed and built by Airbus in Germany, was ... more
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NASA airborne mission returns to Africa to study smoke, clouds
NASA's P-3 research plane begins flights this month through both clouds and smoke over the South Atlantic Ocean to understand how tiny airborne particles called aerosols change the properties of clo ... more
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Teledyne Brown Engineering and Oakman Aerospace, Inc. to partner on MUSES Platform
centered on the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES) which was launched on June 3, 2017 and is currently operating aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This platform was develo ... more
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Successful filming of fastest aurora flickering
The word "aurora" invokes an image of a slowly shimmering curtain of light illuminating the sky. However, when an explosive aurora occurs, known as a breakup, it sometimes leads to another phenomeno ... more
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Lockheed Martin Will Build New Space Instrument Focused on Vegetation Health and Carbon Monitoring
Scientists will get a better understanding of our planet's carbon cycle and vegetation health through a first-of-a-kind NASA instrument built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The Geostationary Carbon ... more
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Upper Atmospheric Mission SPORTs an Aerospace Sensor
The U.S. and Brazil are teaming up to study scintillation in the ionosphere, a phenomena that affects radio signals, disrupting communications and GPS navigation. Aerospace is providing a sensor for ... more
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NOAA's GOES-S and GOES-T satellites coming together
Progress continues on the development of NOAA's GOES-S and GOES-T spacecraft that will follow the successful launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite or GOES-R, renamed GOES-1 ... more
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Aalto-1 satellite sends first image back to VTT Finland
The photograph was taken with the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed hyperspectral camera's secondary camera. Launched on the morning of 23 June from India, the Aalto-1 satelli ... more

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Governments Must Plan Today for Flexibility Tomorrow in Space

SSL selected by US Air Force to validate hosted payload scenarios

AFRL recognizes the value of government and commercial collaboration

US, N. Korea brinksmanship brings warning of 'unpredictable nosedive'

Washington 'unreliable' following Iran nuclear deal threats: Zarif

Russia Conducts Test Launch of RS-24 Yars ICBM

General Atomics wins $27 million contract for Grey Eagle drone support

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Vega orbits two Earth observation satellites
Arianespace has launched two Earth observation satellites for civil and military applications: OPTSAT-3000 for the Italian Ministry of Defence; and Venus, a mission of the Israel Space Agency (ISA) ... more
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NASA Solves a Drizzle Riddle
A new NASA study shows that updrafts are more important than previously understood in determining what makes clouds produce drizzle instead of full-sized raindrops, overturning a common assumption. ... more
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Manmade aerosols identified as driver in shifting global rainfall patterns
In a new study, scientists found that aerosol particles released into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels are a primary driver of changes in rainfall patterns across the globe. The ... more
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North American monsoon storms fewer but more extreme
Monsoon season now brings more extreme wind and rain to central and southwestern Arizona than in the past, according to new research led by the University of Arizona. Although there are now fe ... more
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Airbus built Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite ready for launch
Europe's pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor is ready to leave Airbus' Stevenage site for launch on a Rokot rocket from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia. Sentinel-5 Precursor is par ... more
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Early Airborne Results Address South Korean Air Quality
For six weeks in the summer of 2016 scientists from the United States and the Republic of Korea intensively studied air pollution over the Korean peninsula. Their mission: to diagnose the complex ca ... more
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Great Plains to see more dust storms in second half of the 21st century
Climate change will bring more dust storms to the Great Plains in the latter half of the 21st century, according to the latest prediction models. ... more
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Quantum mechanics inside Earth's core
Without a magnetic field life on Earth would be rather uncomfortable: Cosmic particles would pass through our atmosphere in large quantities and damage the cells of all living beings. Technical syst ... more
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