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ScienceCasts: NASA Embraces Small Satellites

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NASA is embracing small satellite designs, from tiny CubeSats to micro-satellites. These miniature marvels are providing many ways to collect science data and to demonstrate new technologies.

CubeSat to Test Miniaturized Weather Satellite

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Behind every weather forecast—from your local, five-day prediction to a late-breaking hurricane track update—are the satellites that make them possible.

Letitia Long (Director, NGA) Keynote at 30th Space Symposium

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Letitia A. Long, Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), delivered an important and powerful keynote address at the 30th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., on May 20, 2014. Topics include the future of space programs and the space industry, their roles in intelligence, the changing nature of worldwide threats, and how space-based platforms can help predict new challenges.

Satellite-Based Search and Rescue

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With the launch of Initial Services, Galileo will help search and rescue operators respond to distress signals faster and more effectively while also lowering their own exposure to risk.

NASA: 2017 Takes Second Place for Hottest Year

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Earth's surface temperatures in 2017 were the second warmest since since 1880, when global estimates first become feasible, NASA scientists found. Global temperatures 2017 were second only to 2016, which still holds t...

Exelis Discusses Climate Instrument Specialization and Demand

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Matt Ball spoke with Eric Webster, VP and Director, Environmental Intelligence, Geospatial Systems, Exelis, at the recent International Space Symposium. The conversation covered some recent sensor contract wins with NASA and JAXA as well as discussion about the evolution of sensors from hardware- to software-based, affording much greater on-orbit flexibility.

Landsat Tracks Mount St. Helens Recovery

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By observing different wavelengths of light reflected off the surface, Landsat data can identify different types of land cover.

Super Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse

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Jan. 31, 2018, brought a lunar trifecta: the super blue blood Moon! Starting at 5:30 a.m. Eastern, NASA TV offered a livestream of the Moon. This full moon is the third in a series of “supermoons,” when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit -- known as perigee -- and about 14 percent brighter than usual.

7_10 Remote-Sensing Broadcast (NASA, UN and More)

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This remote-sensing themed GeoSpatial Stream broadcast discusses NASA's recently launched Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite as well as its upcoming ISS-RapidScat instrument; The Satellite Project created at New York University; UN Peacekeeping missions using unarmed UAVs; industry news from Fugro, exactEarth, SimActive and EOMAP; the upcoming Esri User Conference; the Climate Resilience App Challenge; and more.

EPIC Observations of Ice in Earth’s Atmosphere

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Parked in space a million miles from Earth, the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) onboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) captures glimmers of reflected sunlight, evidence of ice crystals in the atmosphere.