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NASA study shows 13-year record of drying Amazon caused vegetation declines

Dec 10, 2014
Phys.org
The study was based on a new way to measure the “greenness” of plants and trees using satellites. read more…

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New imaging tool to revolutionise agriculture

Dec 10, 2014
Massey Univ, New Zealand
The $500,000 Fenix hyper spectral imaging system from Finnish company Specim is being used to monitor croplands and rangelands. read more…

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Soil moisture mapper fueled for January launch

Nov 5, 2014
Spaceflight Now
The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft arrived at Vandenberg in mid-October from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where it was built. Liftoff is slated for Jan. 29 at 6:20 a.m. local time (9:20 a.m. EST; 1420 GMT). read more…

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Latest SuperGIS Desktop 3.2 Supports Lidar Data and New Analysis Functions

Dec 9, 2014
GISUser
From Supergeo Technologies, SuperGIS Desktop 3.2 is a platform for geoprocessing, analyzing, displaying, editing, managing, and querying spatial data. One new feature adds support for Lidar data. read more…

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Airbus to Build Ocean Topography Measurement Satellite for ESA

Dec 9, 2014
ExecutiveBiz
The Jason-CS/Sentinel-6 satellite will work to measure the distance between the ocean surface and the satellite, and map the global ocean topography every 10 days…read more…

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ESA’s Two Earth Observation Satellites Cooperate To Reach A Major Milestone

Dec 8, 2014
Satnews Daily
Communication between a satellite in a LEO and a satellite in GEO at a rate of 1.8Gbits/sec at a distance of 36,000 Km… read more…

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NASA Spacecraft Snaps Best Photo Yet of Dwarf Planet Ceres

Dec 8, 2014
Space.com
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has captured its best-ever image of the unexplored dwarf planet, the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. read more

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After 9-year journey, NASA spacecraft awakes to begin Pluto mission

Dec 7, 2014
CTV News
NASA confirmed that the New Horizons spacecraft switched from hibernation to “active” mode on Saturday night, bringing the nine-year voyage into a new and highly anticipated phase. read more…

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200th Long March rocket launches CBERS-4 for Brazil

Dec 6, 2014
NASASpaceflight.com
The overall objective is the observation and monitoring of the Earth’s resources and environment with a multi-sensor imaging payload providing different spatial resolutions. read more…

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The tiny space satellite that you can build and launch yourself

Dec 7, 2014
The Gaurdian
Tom Walkinshaw’s PocketQube company sells the materials for the space enthusiast to make a fully functioning satellite read more…

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