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Ariane 5 lifts record payload into space
This morning an Ariane 5G launcher lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. (2005-08-11)
Wildfires in Siberia
The Aqua satellite provided this satellite image showing a series of hotspots found in the Siberian region of Russia. (2013-05-10)
Launch of GOCE delayed
The preparatory activities for the launch of ESA's GOCE satellite from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia had to be stopped yesterday afternoon by Eurockot due to an anomaly identified in one of the units of the guidance and navigation subsystem of the launcher's upper stage. (2008-09-08)
Singapore's first satellite in the pink of health
Scientists, researchers and students from Nanyang Technological University have established contact with X-SAT, Singapore's first micro-satellite in space, and obtained a healthy communication link which ascertains that all its core systems are working normally. (2011-04-26)
Satellite symposia enhance scientific program with quality information and practical new knowledge
The IOF WCO-ECCEO10, to be held from May 5-8, 2010, in Florence, Italy, will feature a challenging scientific program that includes twelve nonconcurrent satellite symposia organized by leading companies in the bone field and led by internationally renowned bone experts. (2010-03-15)
Agricultural fires in Ecuador Dec. 3, 2013
The fires (outlined in red) in this image of Ecuador taken by the Aqua satellite are most likely agricultural in nature. (2013-12-03)
X-SAT beams images back to Singapore
Singapore's first locally-built micro-satellite in space, X-SAT, has started to transmit images back to Singapore. (2011-05-24)
Liftoff for Ariane 5 ECA
Late last evening local time an Ariane 5 ECA launcher lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two satellites into geostationary transfer orbit. (2005-11-17)
A new satellite time transfer method based on two-way common-view comparison
Time synchronization between ground and satellites is a key technology for satellite navigation system. (2015-07-17)
Help From The Sky When Lost At Sea
The NOAA satellite launch is planned for May 13. The weather satellite will carry search and rescue instruments that can help locate ships, aircraft, and people in distress. (1998-05-06)
NASA sees remnants of Tropical Cyclone Hadi in South Pacific
Tropical Cyclone Hadi is now a remnant low pressure area in the Southern Pacific Ocean. (2014-03-12)
Tropical Storm Douglas weakening in the eastern Pacific
Tropical Storm Douglas is on a weakening trend, according to the National Hurricane Center, and satellite imagery showed that the storm appeared more elongated on July 3. (2014-07-03)
Agricultural fires dot Mexico
In Guerrero, Oaxaca, Michoacan, Colima, and Jalisco regions (as well as others in the Yucatan Peninsula) of Mexico hundreds of fires were detected by the MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite. (2013-05-03)
NASA postpones satellite launch
NASA's launch of the NOAA-N polar-orbiting environmental satellite for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been postponed. (2005-05-16)
NASA sees tiny Tropical Storm Tony traveling
Satellite imagery indicated that Tropical Storm Tony is a small, compact storm, traveling through the central Atlantic Ocean. (2012-10-24)
NASA satellite highlights burn scars in British Columbia
This past summer Canada has been plagued with huge forest fires that have spanned most of the provinces. (2017-09-29)
Portugal's Madeira Islands and mainland fires
There are several large fires burning on Portugal's Madeira Island and mainland and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of the smoke generated from them. (2016-08-09)
Landsat Satellite images reveal extent of historic North Dakota flooding
Heavy rains in Canada caused historic flooding in Minot, N.D. (2011-06-27)
*Ring, Ring* 'Earth? It's space calling, on the quantum line'
In a landmark study, Chinese scientists report the successful transmission of entangled photons between suborbital space and Earth. (2017-06-15)
A NASA 2-for-1: Carlos and Dolores in 1 satellite image
It's not too often that two tropical cyclones are close enough to each other to be within a satellite's view as it tracks far above the Earth, but it happened this week with Carlos and Dolores in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (2009-07-17)
The GOES-11 Satellite sees System 96E getting tropically organized
System 96E appears to be getting organized, and that's apparent in the latest visible imagery from the GOES-11 satellite. (2010-07-14)
CU-Boulder research team identifies stem cells that repair injured muscles
A University of Colorado at Boulder research team has identified a type of skeletal muscle stem cell that contributes to the repair of damaged muscles in mice, which could have important implications in the treatment of injured, diseased or aging muscle tissue in humans, including the ravages of muscular dystrophy. (2009-03-05)
Alberto now a tropical depression, seen by NASA
Infrared satellite imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed Alberto weakened from a tropical storm to a tropical depression as it appears more disorganized. (2012-05-22)
Canadian Coast Guard selects digital satellite communications system
The Canadian Coast Guard has selected the Canadian company Telesat to provide ship to shore communications via satellite. (2006-06-07)
Wind shear wipes out Tropical Cyclone Elida
Strong northwesterly wind shear took its toll on Tropical Storm Elida, weakening it to a remnant low early on July 2. (2014-07-02)
NASA sees Typhoon Sarika approaching second landfall
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible look at Typhoon Sarika as it was poised for its second of three expected landfalls. (2016-10-17)
NASA's Terra satellite keeps eye on Eyjafjallajökull's ash plume
NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the ash plume from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano this morning, April 20, as it flew overhead from its vantage point in space. (2010-04-20)
NASA's Aqua Satellite sees Tropical Depression Fami fading fast
Now that Fami has crossed Madagascar, its fading fast. NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared satellite image earlier today that showed the storm was elongating and losing its circulation. (2010-02-03)
2 satellites see new Eastern Pacific tropical depression form
The eighteenth tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season formed early on the first day of Nov. and is expected to become a tropical storm. (2013-11-01)
Tropical Storm Pewa passing Wake Island
Satellite imagery showed that Tropical Storm Pewa has passed Wake Island on Aug. (2013-08-21)
An Inert Gas Will Keep A Spacecraft In Orbit For 25 Years
Today's satellites have a working life of around 10 years before they need to be replaced. (1998-09-09)
NASA sees Tropical Storm Trami U-turning
Tropical Storm Trami appears to be a very large storm in infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite. (2013-08-19)
NASA sees Typhoon Prapiroon doing a 'Sit and Spin' in the Philippine Sea
As Typhoon Prapiroon slowed down and became quasi-stationary in the Philippine Sea NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead and captured an image of the storm. (2012-10-11)
Satellite sees remnants of former Tropical Storm Daniel
Daniel is no longer a tropical storm, and has weakened to a remnant low pressure system, but its circulation is still visible on satellite imagery today, July 12 as it moves south of Hawaii. (2012-07-12)
Fires in Southeast Asia
Fires purposely set to burn crop residues and get the land ready for the growing season are continuing as evidenced in this image from the MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite. (2013-04-11)
Singapore's first locally made satellite launched into space
Singapore's first indigenous micro-satellite, X-SAT, lifted off on board India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C16 at 10.12am Indian Standard Time (12.42pm, Singapore time) on April 20, 2011. (2011-04-20)
Satellite communications for security support at G8 summit
An immediate response to urgent communications needs can be offered by satellite systems in many situations. (2007-06-06)
MetOp satellite shipped to Baikonur on 18 April
The first MetOp meteorological satellite arrived yesterday at its launch site, the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, following shipment from the industrial prime contractor, EADS Astrium in Toulouse, on board an Antonov-124 transport plane. (2006-04-19)
Origin of Saturn's F ring and its shepherd satellites revealed
HYODO Ryuki, a second-year student in the Doctoral Program, and Professor OHTSUKI Keiji of the Graduate School of Science at Kobe University have revealed that Saturn's F ring and its shepherd satellites are natural outcome of the final stage of formation of Saturn's satellite system. (2015-09-09)
Mini NASA satellite begins environmental testing
Slightly larger than a cereal box, the Dellingr CubeSat will study the charged particles of Earth's outer atmosphere, which can drive changes in our space weather and impact satellites. (2016-08-08)
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