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February 11, 2013
EARTH OBSERVATION
NightPod Images Bring Earth to Light From Space Station
Houston TX (SPX) Feb 11, 2013
There is a reason the phrase "shooting in the dark" refers to things that are difficult to do - and night photography is no exception. To account for low-light image scenarios, a photographer needs a steady tripod, but aboard the International Space Station, a traditional tripod isn't going to cut it. Thankfully, the European Space Agency, or ESA, developed NightPod for the crew's cameras. This astronaut photograph of Liege, Belgium, at night was taken using the NightPod camera mount aboard the sp ... read more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Landsat Data Continuity Mission Awaits Liftoff
When the newest Landsat spacecraft trains its state-of-the-art sensors on Earth's surface, it will provide images of our ever-changing planet in unparalleled clarity. Launched by NASA in partn ... more
GPS NEWS

Lockheed Martin Completes Major GPS III Flight Software Milestone
The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force's next generation Global Position System III satellites has completed a key flight software milestone validating the software's ability to prov ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ

Scotland's first satellite set to boldly go into orbit
Clyde-built nanosatellite set for Russian take-off as company reveals plan for US base Alex Salmond took a close-up view of Scotland's first satellite as the Glasgow-based team behind the miss ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Avoiding a cartography catastrophe
Since the mid-nineteenth century, maps have helped elucidate the deadly mysteries of diseases like cholera and yellow fever. Yet today's global mapping of infectious diseases is considerably unrelia ... more


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DigitalGlobe and GeoEye Complete Combination
DigitalGlobe and GeoEye have completed their merger, creating a global leader in earth imagery and geospatial analysis. The combined company will trade on the NYSE stock exchange as DigitalGlobe und ... more
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UAV NEWS

Iran TV airs video of captured US drone
Iranian state television has aired video footage that it says was extracted from a CIA drone it captured inside the Islamic republic's airspace in December 2011. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Vultures foraging far and wide face a poisonous future
A first ever study of the range and habits of white-backed vultures across southern Africa shows that they often shun national parks, preferring to forage further afield on private farmland. T ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea slams UN vote, vows to bolster nuclear capacity

3 countries eye pooled acquisition, operation of airlifters

China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

Poland orders more Norwegian missiles

Clock ticking on Mistral decision, Russia tells France

Canada increases global reach with new military transporter

US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt

FARM NEWS

Minnesota cancels moose season
Minnesota's moose population has plummeted by half since 2010, prompting state officials Wednesday to announce the cancellation of this year's hunting season. ... more
GPS NEWS

Trimble Introduces High-Accuracy Correction Service For Agriculture
Trimble has introduced a new high-accuracy correction service available to the agriculture market. The Trimble RangePoint RTX correction service is an introductory, cost-effective correction service ... more
GPS NEWS

MediaTek Announces World's First 5-in-1 Multi-GNSS Receiver
MediaTek has announced the availability of its MT3332/MT3333, the world's first 5-in-1 multi-GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver SoC solutions that support the Beidou Satellite Naviga ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA to Launch Ocean Wind Monitor to ISS
In a clever reuse of hardware originally built to test parts of NASA's QuikScat satellite, the agency will launch the ISS-RapidScat instrument to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure o ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

US Army SMDC Funds Andrews Space To Build Kestrel Eye 2 Earth Imaging Nanosat
Andrews Space (Andrews) has announced that they have been funded by the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command to design and deliver a Kestrel Eye Block 2 Earth imaging spacecraft as part of the ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Lives of danger, poverty on Philippines' typhoon coast

Ecuador returning German money in environment row

Major U.S. cities have passed the 'tipping point' for sea level rise, according to a new study

Umbrellas banned during China's Presidential visit to Macau

A series of tremors has Florence concerned for its 'David'

More research links pollution exposure during pregnancy to autism

Warming leads to more run-ins with polar bears

EARTH OBSERVATION

Google Maps makes Grand Canyon virtual trek
Google Maps opened a virtual path to the wonders of the Grand Canyon on Thursday by adding panoramic images gathered by hikers with Android-powered camera systems strapped to their backs. ... more
GPS NEWS

Fleet Managers Able to Track Drivers' Hours with Vehicle Tracking Systems
Businesses in the United States are increasingly becoming more and more bonded by the the responsibility of having to keep records and reporting requirements, especially with regard to the number of ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Remote Sensing Solution Takes Wing Aboard Ultralight Aircraft
Using the Headwall Photonics Micro-Hyperspec VNIR sensor, Headwall's integration partner Alava Ingenieros (Madrid, Spain) will provide the worldwide scientific community with a completely integrated ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Investors who trample land rights risk bottom line: experts

Ethiopians 'driven out in land grabs'

Minnesota cancels moose season


EARTH OBSERVATION
A review of the rapidly evolving field of topological insulator hybrid structures

Researchers create 'building block' of quanutm networks

Rutgers Physics Professors Find New Order in Quantum Electronic Material


EARTH OBSERVATION
India uses Russian avionics in new fighter

Taylor Retires As Strain Takes Lead At Ball Aerospace

Northrop Grumman Signs Airport Realtime Collaboration Passenger Flow Contract With East Midlands Airport


EARTH OBSERVATION
Japan's Suzuki sees April-December net profit rise 19%

Nissan profit tumbles on China, Europe woes

Japan's Mazda swings back to profit

FLORA AND FAUNA

African vultures at risk from poisoning
African vultures fly long distances and prefer to feed outside of national parks, putting themselves at risk of poisoning from carrion in agricultural areas, a new study has found. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

New tools enable high-res observations from anywhere with internet access
A paper published in the February issue of Computers and Geosciences, describes a case study in which an earth-observing satellite tool, the Tool for High-Resolution Observation Review (THOR), using ... more
GPS NEWS

Galileo's search and rescue system passes first space test
The first switch-on of a Galileo search and rescue package shows it to be working well. Its activation begins a major expansion of the space-based Cospas-Sarsat network, which brings help to air and ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Internet age navigation drives economies: studies
Fresh from unveiling detailed online maps of North Korea, Google on Wednesday touted studies showing that Internet Age navigation tools boost the economic engines of nations. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper

Choreography of an electron pair

Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors

Pilot plant for the removal of extreme gas charges from deep waters

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough

Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity

Rice study fuels hope for natural gas cars

MILTECH

Raytheon, US Navy demonstrate new dual targeting capability for JSOW C-1

ENERGY TECH

Just Add Water: How Scientists Are Using Silicon to Produce Hydrogen on Demand

SOLAR SCIENCE

Solar eruption heading toward Earth

SPACEMART

2013 to be bumper year for space science: ESA

GPS NEWS

AFRL Selects Surrey Satellite US to Evaluate Small Satellite Approach to GPS

EARTH OBSERVATION

RapidEye Commits to Data Continuity; Discusses System Health and Life Span

EARTH OBSERVATION

Pleiades 1B captures its first images using e2v sensors

EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph Mission Satellite Completed

SOLAR SCIENCE

New Sunspots Producing Space Weather

EARTH OBSERVATION

Landsat Senses a Disturbance in the Forest

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Sustain Ground Station for Global Positioning System

MDA awarded contract to build three radar satellites

Testing time for Proba-V, ESA's global vegetation tracker

FlySafe adds new dimension to safe flying

China promotes Beidou technology on transport vehicles

Raytheon awarded contract for HARM upgrade

Northrop Grumman to Provide Hand Held Precision Targeting Devices to US Army

Raytheon's Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite on the Suomi NPP satellite lauded for "truly new" weather data

NASA Prepares for Launch of Next Earth Observation Satellite

Robots, recycling map route to greener French wine

Ford, Eaton, SunPower and Whirlpool Team Up for Electric Energy Initiative

China Voice: Cold War mentality fuels US satellite export prejudice

Canada Launches Final Stage of RADARSAT Project

Nerve centre at heart of Australian fires

TerraSAR-X image of the month - the coastal cliffs of Christmas Island

China no longer reliant on satellite image imports

Testing Einstein's E=mc2 in Outer Space

High fashion, high tech intersect at CES confab

LEON: the space chip that Europe built

Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System now serving newest mission

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