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China Suffers Huge Setback With Satellite Launch Failure
2013-12-09 14:11:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China’s space program was dealt another setback on Monday when it lost a $250 million Earth observation satellite just days after successfully launching its first lunar rover. The satellite, developed by China and Brazil, was lost when a Long March 4B rocket failed to put the spacecraft into its proper orbit. "The rocket malfunctioned during the flight, and the satellite failed to enter orbit," sources told the state-owned Xinhua...

Brazil joins International Charter 'Space And Major Disasters'
2011-11-10 09:07:22

In the year that severe flooding and landslides claimed over 800 lives in Brazil´s Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil has joined the international space organization that makes timely satellite data available to rescue authorities during disasters. Brazil´s National Institute for Space Research — INPE — formally became the newest member of the International Charter ℠Space and Major Disasters´ on 8 November. Founded by ESA and the French and Canadian space...

Majority Of Deforested Amazon Land Used As Cattle Pasture
2011-09-05 04:10:37

  More than three-fifths of the deforested areas in the Brazilian Amazon Rain forest are being used for grazing cattle, the government has discovered through a new satellite-based survey. The study, which according to Rhett Butler of the website Mongabay.com was conducted by Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), revealed that 62% of the 277,000 square miles worth of rain forest that had been cleared is being used as a...

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2011-01-25 08:45:25

Technicians from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., completed the installation of thermal blankets on NASA's Aquarius instrument last week, as the Aquarius/Satelite de Aplicaciones Cientificas (SAC-D) spacecraft continued functional performance tests at Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (Laborat³rio de Integração e Testes "“ Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, or LIT-INPE) in Sáo Jos© dos...

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2009-11-13 13:34:04

The Brazilian government said it experienced the smallest loss of its sprawling Amazon rainforest over the past year in more than two decades, attributing the change to its tougher environmental policies, AFP reported. However, the region still lost 2,700 square miles of rainforest between July 2008 and July 2009. Officials said that was 45 percent less than what was lost during the previous 12 month period to inroads by ranchers, loggers and other human development in the planet's largest...

2009-11-12 15:56:00

BRASILIA, Brazil, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon dropped 45.7 percent from August 2008 to July 2009, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced today during a meeting with state governors and mayors in Brasilia. According to new data based on analysis of satellite imagery by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), an estimate of 7,008 square kilometers of forest were cleared in Brazil during the 12-month period, the lowest rate...

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2008-12-01 07:45:00

Brazilian officials say the destruction of the Amazon rainforest has accelerated for the first time in four years; the government said the figure could have been a lot worse if it had not taken action against illegal logging. In recent years the Brazilian government has been able to celebrate three successive falls in deforestation. But satellite images show 11,968 sq km of land was cleared this year, nearly 4% higher than the year before, according to the National Institute for Space...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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