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December 14, 2012
EARTH OBSERVATION
Shadows on ice: Proba-1 images Concordia south polar base
Paris (ESA) Dec 13, 2012
ESA's Earth-observing microsatellite Proba-1 has glimpsed one of the loneliest places on Earth - Concordia research base in the heart of Antarctica. This image was acquired by the High-Resolution Camera, the smallest imager on ESA's smallest satellite. This black and white digital camera incorporates a miniaturised telescope to fit in Proba-1, whose overall volume is less than a cubic metre. Long shadows cast by the low Sun pick out details of the base's layout in this 5 m-resolution image. ... read more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Wildfires Light Up Western Australia
Careful observers of the new "Black Marble" images of Earth at night released this week by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have noticed bright areas in the western part ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Environmental satellite produces first photo of Earth
China's first synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite for environmental monitoring has produced its first "clear, coherent and informative" image of Earth, authorities said Monday. The satell ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Google Maps returns to iPhone after Apple fiasco
Google Maps returned to the iPhone Thursday, allowing users to replace a glitch-ridden Apple program panned for omitting key landmarks and sending people in wrong directions. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Apocalypse... but not as we know it
The End Of The World As We Know It - TEOTWAWKI - is littered with predictions that didn't quite pan out. ... more


EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night
Scientists have unveiled an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Skybox Imaging Completes Significant Testing Milestone Preceding its First Satellite and Product Launch
Skybox Imaging (has successfully completed the simulated space environmental test of its first high-resolution imaging microsatellite. During the 16-day test campaign conducted at NASA's Ames Resear ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

First-ever hyperspectral images of Earth's auroras
Hoping to expand our understanding of auroras and other fleeting atmospheric events, a team of space-weather researchers designed and built NORUSCA II, a new camera with unprecedented capabilities t ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Plunging oil price to reset global defence budgets: IHS

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

Challenging Russia, Ukraine moves to drop neutral status

US air strikes kill several IS leaders in Iraq: Pentagon

CHIP TECH

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Low Cost Conductive Inks for Printed Electronics
DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) is introducing a new series of screen printed conductive ink materials for the printed electronics market, designed to offset the rising cost of silver. Uti ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Seeing stars, finding nukes: Radio telescopes can spot clandestine nuclear tests
In the search for rogue nukes, researchers have discovered an unlikely tool: astronomical radio telescopes. Ohio State University researchers previously demonstrated another unlikely tool, when they ... more
SPACEWAR

USAF Hopes Bulk Rocket Purchase Will Save Billions
Purchasing core elements used to launch 28 rockets into space for National Security Space missions is the focus of negotiations between the Air Force and United Launch Alliance to establish a requir ... more
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GPS NEWS

Putin Urges CIS Countries to Join Glonass
Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to join Glonass, Russia's global positioning system. "This system has the capability to p ... more
GPS NEWS

Third Boeing GPS IIF Begins Operation After Early Handover to USAF
A third Boeing GPS IIF satellite has completed on-orbit checkout and is now part of the active 31-satellite GPS constellation, providing improved performance for both military and civilian users. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
North Atlantic signalled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened

Migrating 'supraglacial' lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

Clearing rainforests distorts wind and water, packs climate wallop beyond carbon

Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds

Hidden Movements of Greenland Ice Sheet, Runoff Revealed

Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD

EARTH OBSERVATION

Raytheon technology instrumental in creating "Black Marble" image
Data from the Raytheon Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite has been used to create a series of nighttime images of the Earth that NASA is calling "an order of magnitude more detailed" than prev ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Carnegie debuts revolutionary biosphere mapping capability at AGU
Researchers from the Carnegie Institution are rolling out results from the new Airborne Taxonomic Mapping System, or AToMS, for the first time at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meetings in San ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

New test adds to scientists' understanding of Earth's history, resources
A new study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher provides the first direct chronological test of sequence stratigraphy, a powerful tool for exploring Earth's natural resources. Th ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Antibiotic-eating bug unearthed in soil

Quantifying corn rootworm damage

Supporting Climate-Friendly Food Production


EARTH OBSERVATION
Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon's dominance

Berkeley Lab Breaks Ground on Flexible Design Building to Test Low-energy Systems and Components

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Low Cost Conductive Inks for Printed Electronics


EARTH OBSERVATION
Rockwell Collins wins Navy E-6b upgrade

Canada widens search for fighter jet beyond F-35

Brazil fighter deal seen to favor Boeing


EARTH OBSERVATION
Chinese firm to build electric cars in Bulgaria: report

Ultrasound can now monitor the health of your car engine

Philippines gives green-light to electric tricycles

EARTH OBSERVATION

URI oceanography student uses crashing waves on shorelines to study Earth's interior
Scientists have long used the speed of seismic waves traveling through the Earth as a means of learning about the geologic structure beneath the Earth's surface, but the seismic waves they use have ... more
GPS NEWS

Third Galileo satellite begins transmitting navigation signal
Europe's third Galileo satellite has transmitted its first test navigation signals back to Earth. The two Galileo satellites launched last October have reached their final orbital position and are i ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

New radio telescope could save world billions
A small pocket of Western Australia's remote outback is set to become the eye on the sky and could potentially save the world billions of dollars. The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope ... more
GPS NEWS

Retired GIOVE-A satellite helps SSTL demonstrate first High Altitude GPS navigation fix
An experimental GPS receiver, built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), has successfully achieved a GPS position fix at 23,300km altitude - the first position fix above the GPS constellat ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Belgium seeks to push back closure of two nuclear plants

Oil spill closes Enbridge line in Saskatchewan

Earth's most abundant mineral finally has a name

BOC Aviation adds two more Boeing jets to earlier order spree

WTO appeals panel sides with China in US anti-dumping duties row

Nature fires back at EIA shale gas critique

Apple co-founder Wozniak skeptical on smartwatches, Google Glass

UAV NEWS

Iran claims US drone captured

MILTECH

Raytheon wins first contract for new lightweight GPS anti-jam capability for land systems

EARTH OBSERVATION

Tracking Pollution from Outer Space

EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Turns 15

SOLAR SCIENCE

Australia unveils telescope to warn of solar flares

GPS NEWS

GTX Gets Approval For Custom Two-Way GPS Tracking Devices On Planes

EARTH OBSERVATION

GOES-R Satellite Program Undergoes Successful Review

EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA's TRMM Satellite Confirms 2010 Landslides

MILTECH

Raytheon awarded contract for Paveway

EARTH OBSERVATION

TerraSAR-X image of the month - the Santorini volcano expands

Northrop Grumman to Supply Navigation Systems for Indian Coast Guard Vessels

China successfully launches remote sensing satellite

Satellites used to track global smog level

Apple sacks exec in maps fiasco: report

East Riding Of Yorkshire Council Selects Ctrack For Specialist Vehicle Tracking Solution

China successfully launches remote sensing satellite

Indian inventor wins cash to develop Braille phone

Secret mini-shuttle launch delayed

Researchers Use GPS Tracking to Monitor Crab Behavior

US Navy, Raytheon receive Pentagon engineering award for GPS-guided precision landing program

What lies beneath? New survey technique offers detailed picture of our changing landscape

Spatial Energy Becomes First Astrium Services OilGas Global Reseller

How many Russian Earth observation satellites will be in orbit by 2015?

Lockheed Martin Completes Critical Environmental Test on GPS III Pathfinder

China launches third environment monitoring satellite

Roscosmos Requests Glonass Project Contractor Head's Dismissal

What Goes Down Must Come Back Up

A SPOT 6 Success Story

New ancient shark species gives insight into origin of great white

Mobile GPS Tracking capability on JCB ruggedized mobile phones

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