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December 26, 2012
EARTH OBSERVATION
Eighth Landsat Satellite Arrives At Launch Site
Greenbelt, MD (SPX) Dec 26, 2012
An oversized semi-trailer truck carrying NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) has arrived at its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in preparation for launch. This NASA and U.S. Geological Survey mission will continue a 40-year record of measuring change on the planet from space. LDCM is the eighth satellite in the Landsat series, which began in 1972. It will extend and expand global land observations that are critical in many sectors, including energy and water manage ... read more
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GPS NEWS

Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating traffic tie-ups
Asking all commuters to cut back on rush-hour driving reduces traffic congestion somewhat, but asking specific groups of drivers to stay off the road may work even better. The conclusion comes from ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Eighth Landsat Satellite Arrives at Launch Site
An oversized semi-trailer truck carrying NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) has arrived at its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in preparation for launch. This NASA ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Small, Portable Sensors Allow Users to Monitor Exposure to Pollution on Their Smart Phones
Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego have built a small fleet of portable pollution sensors that allow users to monitor air quality in real time on their smart phones. The ... more
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Satellites eye Great Lakes invasive plant
Scientists say satellites are helping map the spread of an invasive plant that rapidly grows into dense stands seen as a threat to Great Lakes coastal wetlands. ... more


EARTH OBSERVATION

Turkey Steps up Collaboration with Astrium Services For SPOT 6 And SPOT 7 Data
Astrium Services and the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) signed two agreements in Istanbul on 19 October 2012 to develop high-resolution and large-area coverage services in Turkey, notably for a ... more
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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
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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Up to 15,000 Russian soldiers' sent to Ukraine, say rights groups

UN Human Rights Council to send mission to Iraq to probe IS crimes

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

Australia PM says 'extreme force' justified against IS

Merkel says arms aid for Iraqi Kurds also defends Europe

Philippines foils 'anti-China' bombing plot: govt

Pakistan anti-PM protesters storm state TV

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
ICE WORLD

NASA's Operation IceBridge Data Brings New Twist to Sea Ice Forecasting
Shrinking Arctic sea ice grabbed the world's attention again earlier this year with a new record low minimum. Growing economic activity in the Arctic, such as fishing, mineral exploration and shippi ... more
VSAT NEWS

Spatial FOG Released
Advanced Navigation and KVH Industries have announced their new Spatial FOG GNSS/INS. Spatial FOG is a ruggedized GNSS aided inertial navigation system and AHRS that provides accurate position, velo ... more
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MICROSAT BLITZ

Boeing Delivers 2 Nanosatellites to US Air Force
Boeing has delivered two Space Environmental NanoSat Experiment (SENSE) satellites to the U.S. Air Force that will help assess the value of small satellites in military space operations. Weigh ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

China launches Turkish EO satellite
China early Wednesday "successfully" launched a Turkish earth observation satellite into orbit aboard a Chinese rocket, according to state media, hailed in Turkey as a "historic moment". ... more
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Hong Kong activists in fightback after China vote decision

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MISSILE NEWS

Brazil invests in rocket technology
Brazil is pursuing a multimillion-dollar program to revive and modernize its precision strike technologies with the aim of developing rockets and missiles both for domestic military use and exports. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Google Maps driving Apple iOS upgrades
The return of Google Maps to the iPhone has seen a sharp increase in people upgrading to Apple's iOS operating system, a mobile ad network has reported. ... more
ENERGY NEWS

Insurance Industry Paying Increasing Attention to Climate Change
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Biologists design method to monitor global bee decline


ENERGY NEWS
China shows electronic circuit advance

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ENERGY NEWS
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GPS NEWS

KAIST announced a major breakthrough in indoor positioning research
Cell phones are getting ever smarter today, savvy enough to tell you where to go and what to buy in shopping centers or department stores. Although still in nascent stages, indoor positioning and na ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Researchers use SUASs to reproduce the flight paths of birds
A study by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has used small unmanned aerial systems (SUASs) to reproduce the flight paths of birds of prey and get environmental information of their hunti ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Insurance industry paying increasing attention to climate change
The insurance industry, the world's largest business with $4.6 trillion in revenues, is making larger efforts to manage climate change-related risks, according to a new study published in the journa ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Shadows on ice: Proba-1 images Concordia south polar base
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 Ca ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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VIASPACE Establishes Giant King Grass Research Collaboration With California

Ceres to Expand Product Development in Sorghum and Sugarcane

Cenex Tank Program assists retailers offering E15

SunShare Announces Program to Provide Free Electricity

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Google Maps returns to iPhone after Apple fiasco

EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night

EARTH OBSERVATION

Skybox Imaging Completes Significant Testing Milestone Preceding its First Satellite and Product Launch

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First-ever hyperspectral images of Earth's auroras

CHIP TECH

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Seeing stars, finding nukes: Radio telescopes can spot clandestine nuclear tests

SPACEWAR

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EARTH OBSERVATION

Raytheon technology instrumental in creating "Black Marble" image

Carnegie debuts revolutionary biosphere mapping capability at AGU

New test adds to scientists' understanding of Earth's history, resources

URI oceanography student uses crashing waves on shorelines to study Earth's interior

Third Galileo satellite begins transmitting navigation signal

New radio telescope could save world billions

Retired GIOVE-A satellite helps SSTL demonstrate first High Altitude GPS navigation fix

Iran claims US drone captured

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

Tracking Pollution from Outer Space

NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Turns 15

Australia unveils telescope to warn of solar flares

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

GOES-R Satellite Program Undergoes Successful Review

NASA's TRMM Satellite Confirms 2010 Landslides

Raytheon awarded contract for Paveway

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

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