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2011-11-16 03:59:44

NASA and the U.S. Department of the Interior presented the 2011 William T. Pecora awards to Alan H. Strahler, professor of geography and environment at Boston University, and to the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing at a ceremony Tuesday in Herndon, Va. Strahler was recognized for his contributions to remote-sensing science, leadership and education, which have improved the fundamental understanding of the remote-sensing process and its applications for observing land surface properties....

2011-11-15 10:34:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the U.S. Department of the Interior presented the 2011 William T. Pecora awards to Alan H. Strahler, professor of geography and environment at Boston University, and to the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing at a ceremony Tuesday in Herndon, Va. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Strahler was recognized for his contributions to remote-sensing science, leadership and education,...

Image 1 - First Round Of Thermal Vacuum Testing For Landsat's TIRS Instrument
2011-11-02 09:03:23

[ Watch the Video ] The Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) that will fly on the next Landsat satellite came out of its first round of thermal vacuum testing Tuesday, October 4 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. The two-month test marked the first time engineers evaluated the fully-assembled instrument at its normal operating temperature, a frigid 43 Kelvin (-382° F). The verdict is that TIRS is living up to its design and even exceeding expectations in some areas. The...

Image 1 - NASA Reflects On September 11
2011-09-11 03:43:56

  NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and astronaut Frank L. Culbertson were among those from the U.S. space agency who paused to remember the events of September 11, 2001 on Friday. Culbertson, who at the time of the terrorist attacks was the only American serving on board the International Space Station (ISS), recalled seeing the events transpire from orbit. [ View the Video ] "I didn't know exactly what was happening but I knew it was really bad because there was a big cloud of...

2011-08-09 10:05:00

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has successfully completed pre-ship review for the Operational Land Imager (OLI) to fly aboard the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). The imaging instrument is currently being prepared for shipment to Orbital Sciences Corporation, Gilbert, Ariz., where satellite integration will occur prior to a scheduled launch in December 2012. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110809/LA49365) Landsat...

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2011-07-20 14:24:36

Flooding along the Missouri River continues as shown in recent Landsat satellite images of the Nebraska and Iowa border. Heavy rains and snowmelt have caused the river to remain above flood stage for an extended period. A Landsat 5 image of the area from May 5, 2011 shows normal flow. In contrast, a Landsat 7 image from July 17 depicts flood conditions in the same location. A national overview map of streamflow provided by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) WaterWatch graphically portrays the...

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2011-07-07 09:22:43

Landsat 5 captured an image of flooding occurring along the Iowa/Nebraska border on June 30, 2011. Flooding is still occurring on July 6, and Flood Warnings are still in effect from the National Weather Service. The Landsat 5 image captured was an enlargement of the area just north of Omaha. The flood waters show up as very dark blue and, where the water is shallow, medium blue. In the image, the Interstate is cut off by flood waters, just south of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and about 20 miles...

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2011-06-28 05:39:50

Heavy rains in Canada caused historic flooding in Minot, N.D. Landsat satellite images taken before and during the flooding reveal the water's extent. The Souris River finally crested on June 26, but not before more than 4,000 homes and hundreds of businesses were flooded. About one-fourth of Minot's 40,000 residents evacuated the city. Residents expect a long recovery as the river slowly retreats. The Souris River reading at Minot's Broadway Bridge around 11:00 p.m. on June 25 reached nearly...

2011-06-22 00:00:35

FluxData FD-1665 Multispectral Camera part of the International Space Station Camera (ISSAC) Rochester, NY (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 A multispectral imager built by FluxData, Inc., a leading manufacturer of multispectral systems, has successfully captured its first high-resolution image from space. The western coastal region of Florida was imaged on June 10, 2011 from 250 miles above the earth by the International Space Station Agricultural Camera (ISSAC). The imaging sensor assembly of ISSAC...

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2011-06-17 09:32:56

The largest fire in the history of the state of Arizona continues to burn and emergency managers and responders are using satellite data from a variety of instruments to plan their firefighting containment strategies and mitigation efforts once the fires are out. The Landsat 5 satellite captured images of the Wallow North and Horseshoe 2 fires burning in eastern Arizona on June 15, 2011 at 19:54:23 Zulu (3:54 p.m. EDT). Both images are false-colored to allow ease of identification of various...