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2013-01-07 10:10:40

Berkeley Lab research could lead to a better understanding of the Arctic ecosystem´s impact on the planet's climate What does pulling a radar-equipped sled across the Arctic tundra have to do with improving our understanding of climate change? It´s part of a new way to explore the little-known world of permafrost soils, which store almost as much carbon as the rest of the world´s soils and about twice as much as is in the atmosphere. The new approach combines several...

New Landsat Probe Arrives At Vandenberg
2012-12-21 07:04:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), the eighth probe in NASA's long-running satellite imagery acquisition program, has been delivered to California's Vandenberg Air Force Base in preparation for its upcoming launch, officials with the US space agency announced on Thursday. The LDCM, which was built and tested by Arizona-based Orbital Sciences Corporation and departed their facility onboard a semi-trailer truck earlier this...

2012-12-05 15:38:58

NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) presented the 2012 William T. Pecora awards for achievement in earth remote sensing to Gilberto Camara of Brazil's National Institute for Space Research and Leung Tsang of the University of Washington in Seattle. Camara was recognized for his contributions to remote-sensing leadership as a scientist, program director, manager and agency head. Tsang is one of the world's leading experts on the theory of microwave remote...

Soyuz Rocket Launches Second Pleiades Satellite
2012-12-03 05:23:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A Soyuz rocket carrying an Earth observation satellite has lifted off from a spaceport in French Guiana, officials from the Russian national space agency (Roscosmos) announced on Sunday. According to RIA Novosti reports, the Russian Soyuz ST-a carrier rocket and its payload, the multi-purpose European observation satellite Pleiades 1B, lifted off at 6:03 Moscow time on Sunday. The launch had been scheduled for Saturday morning,...

EDRS Space Network Ready To Move Ahead
2012-11-23 13:10:19

ESA The design of Europe´s data relay satellite system — EDRS - has been completed and approved. This marks the moment when it moves ahead with a green light from its first customer, the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security initiative from the European Union (GMES). EDRS will provide a telecommunications network that is fast, reliable and seamless, making real-time information from satellites available on demand. EDRS will be the first commercially operated data...


Latest Remote sensing Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Satellite -- A satellite is an object that orbits another object. With sufficient tangential velocity, the object does not collide with the primary object it orbits, but maintains a distance from that object as the rate at which it falls towards that object is similar to the rate that it travels away, thus the object orbits the primary object and becomes a satellite. In other words: gravitational force serves as the centripetal force needed to make the object circle the primary...

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