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2009-07-10 10:05:00

Satellites provide us with an enormous amount of quality data about our planet daily, but the value of these data can only be realized through the ability and creativity of users. ESA's series of advanced training courses brings world-renowned remote-sensing experts and students together to ensure tomorrow's scientists are able to make the most of these data. The Advanced Land Training Course, held 28 June-3 July in Prague, brought 66 students from 22 countries together with 12 leading...

2008-09-17 03:00:21

By Tatem, Andrew J Goetz, Scott J; Hay, Simon I Views from space have led to countless advances on the ground in both scientific knowledge and daily life The former Soviet Union's launch of the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, heralded the era of satellite remote sensing. Since that epic moment on October 4,1957, hundreds of Earth-observing satellites have followed. Half a century of imagery has provided both iconic views and unprecedented scientific insights. The science of...

2008-09-04 09:00:36

China to launch first natural disaster monitoring satellite BEIJING, Sept.3 (Xinhua) -- China will launch the first of eight satellites to monitor environment and natural disasters from the country's north Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center this week, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). The satellite "Environment 1", an optical satellite, will be sent into orbit by a Long March 2C carrier. It will monitor most of the country and send back data...

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2005-02-17 18:05:38

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- The European Union called Thursday for more international cooperation in space as plans move ahead for a combined global observation system to predict natural disasters like tsunamis and drastic weather changes. European Enterprise Commissioner Guenter Verheugen said the European Space Agency and all EU nations should "step up cooperation" in space, echoing comments earlier this week at the third-annual Earth Observation Summit. Nearly 60 countries, 30...

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2005-02-17 13:05:00

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- The European Union's head office on Thursday called for more international cooperation in space as plans move ahead for a combined global observation system to predict natural disasters like tsunamis and drastic weather changes. European Enterprise Commissioner Guenter Verheugen said the European Space Agency and all EU nations should "step up cooperation" in space, echoing comments earlier this week by nations speaking at the third-annual Earth Observation Summit....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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