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Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

European Heatwave Made ‘Twice as Likely by Climate Change’

The unprecedented temperatures seen over summer 2018 are a sign of things to come—and a direct result of climate change, according to new Oxford University research. In a newly published report, researchers from the Environmental Change Institute (ECI) at the School of Geography and Environment, Oxford University, who worked in collaboration with the World Weather

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Ultraviolet Laser Detector to Profile World’s Winds

Teledyne e2v provided a key component for the highly customized ultraviolet laser detector for the Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument (ALADIN) on the European Space Agency’s Aeolus Satellite, which launched on Aug. 22, 2018. Contracted by Airbus Defence & Space, Teledyne e2v developed a unique Charge Coupled Device (CCD) type detector specifically for the mission. The

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

NASA Gets Close to Greenland’s Melting Ice

With a new research plane and a new base to improve its chances of outsmarting Atlantic hurricanes, NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) campaign began its third year of gathering data on how the ocean around Greenland is melting its glaciers. OMG’s first two years of operations already collected the most comprehensive data available on the

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Expedition Probes Ocean’s Smallest Organisms for Climate Answers

Satellite images of phytoplankton blooms on the surface of the ocean often dazzle with their diverse colors, shades and shapes. But phytoplankton are more than just nature’s watercolors: They play a key role in Earth’s climate by removing heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. Yet a detailed account of what becomes of that

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

NSR Report: Big Data via Satellite Value Shifts from Data to Analytics

NSR’s Big Data Analytics via Satellite, 2nd Edition report finds downstream Big Data solutions continue on a sustained growth path over the next decade, largely driven by Earth Observation and M2M/IoT applications in several key markets. Big Data analytics via satellite will generate close to $18.1 billion in cumulative revenues by 2027, owing to increasing

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Data Applications Drive $189 Billion in Satellite Capacity Revenues

NSR’s Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 15th Edition report finds satellite capacity revenues continuing a long-range growth path of 6.8% CAGR over the next decade. However, near-term caution persists as business models pivot to data-centric and High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) applications, amidst a projected video-centric capacity revenue loss of more than $2 billion by 2027.

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

3D Laser Mapping and GeoSLAM Merge

UK laser scanning and monitoring companies 3D Laser Mapping Ltd. and GeoSLAM Ltd. merged to take advantage of new world market opportunities and increased R&D capability as well as ensure greater market reach. The newly merged companies will trade as GeoSLAM Ltd. “This merger will combine the best of two leading organizations with strong global

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

India’s Deadly Monsoon Rainfall Measured With NASA’s IMERG

India’s southwest monsoon normally occurs between June and September and is known for being a summertime rainy season. This year’s monsoon has been assessed as average, but India’s Meteorological Department statistics show that daily mean rainfall for the country has recently been above normal. At least 15 people were killed by floods and landslides in

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

23 Groups Sign Letter in Support of USGS 3DEP

Representatives of 23 national organizations joined together to sign a letter in support of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) to newly confirmed USGS Director, Dr. James Reilly. Reilly was nominated by President Trump on Jan. 26, 2018, confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 9, and took office as the 17th Director of USGS on

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

First Laser Light for GRACE Follow-On

The laser ranging interferometer (LRI) instrument has been successfully switched on aboard the recently launched twin U.S./German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) satellites. The LRI, which is being flown as a technology demonstration, made its first measurements in parallel with GRACE-FO’s main microwave ranging instrument, and initial comparisons of the data from the

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