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Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Radar Scans Measure Italy Earthquake Displacement

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy on Aug. 24, 2016. Approximately 300 people died as a result of the quake, which devastated several towns in the country’s Apennine mountain belt. The Italian peninsula features fault lines created by the separation of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates. The fault line separating these two plates

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Faster Detection of Landmines Using Radar

Every 20 to 30 minutes, somewhere in the world, a person – often a child – steps on a landmine.  It is estimated that over 100 million anti-personnel mines are buried worldwide and a further 200 to 250 million are thought to remain in military storage facilities. This means they pose a constant threat, even

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

MACOM Announces Teaming Agreement with Northrop Grumman for Radar Deployments

LOWELL, Mass. — M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (“MACOM”) (NASDAQ: MTSI), a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, today announced a teaming agreement that establishes MACOM as Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) exclusive teaming partner for the development and manufacture of radar arrays that use MACOM’s active antenna technology

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

36 Years of Radar Vision

Feb. 6, 2015—ESA has recently recovered imagery from the oldest synthetic aperture radar – or SAR – in space, renewing our view of a changing Earth. Comparing data from three generations of radar missions – Seasat, ERS and Sentinel-1 – the retreat of two large glaciers in southeast Greenland over a 36-year period is evident in

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Satellites Guide Sailor from Treacherous Waters

Dec. 19, 2014—While sailing south of Africa on an around-the-world voyage, Matteo Miceli was suddenly alerted to a massive iceberg in his path.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Sentinel-1 Shows the Topography of Earth as a Colored Pattern

The radar system on board the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-1A satellite has been imaging Earth’s surface in 250-kilometre swathes since April 2014. Now, scientists at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), working under a contract from ESA, have created the first interferogram from this data – showing the topography

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Airbus Defence and Space Launches Radar Constellation Challenge with HisdeSAT

Airbus Defence and Space, in partnership with HisdeSAT, has announced a Radar Constellation Challenge, in order to encourage the development of innovative application ideas using radar satellite imagery. The initiative is part of the Earth monitoring Copernicus Masters Competition, which aims to support the development of market-oriented applications based on Earth observation data.

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

U.S. Army Awards Contract to Raven Industries for Vista Smart Sensor Radar Systems

Vista Research, a subsidiary of Raven Aerostar RAVN -0.15% , has been awarded an operations and maintenance contract for the upgrade and replacement of currently-fielded radar systems in support of the U.S. Army’s Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS) Program. The firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has been awarded for $8,381,917 and details an expected completion timeline of

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Astrium Services Signs Distribution Partnership with GAF

Astrium Services’ GEO-Information experts have now signed up GAF AG, one of Europe’s leading providers of Earth observation and geo-information solutions, as a channel partner for their satellite data and value-added products in Germany. Users in Germany can consequently resort to an additional source for accessing Astrium’s substantial portfolio of optical and radar satellite data, as

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

ESA’s Water Mission Improves Satellite Measurements

Over a dozen radio signals that have hindered data collection on ESA’s SMOS water mission have been switched off. The effort also benefits satellites such as NASA’s Aquarius mission, which measures ocean salinity at the same frequency.

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