Latest Satellite imagery Stories

2012-01-20 05:05:00

Study Documents Historical U.S. Policy and Regulatory Perspectives and Foreign Remote Sensing Programs Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 20, 2012 Today, Innovative Analytics and Training, LLC released an independent study on alternative futures for U.S. commercial satellite imagery in 2020. The study, sponsored by the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), within the U.S. Department of Commerce, posits...

2011-11-25 10:00:00

Preliminary Satellite Data Shows Robust Mall Parking Lot Traffic Entering the Holiday Season Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 25, 2011 Remote Sensing Metrics reported today that measurements of car traffic at US malls on the weekends leading up to Black Friday were running even with last year and encouragingly above 2008 or 2009 levels. On the last Saturday in October mall parking lot traffic grew 11% above 2010 with lots at 39% full versus 35% last year. 2008 and 2009 saw lots at 37% and...

Image 1 - Satellites Respond To Humanitarian Needs
2011-11-22 14:52:17

A review of crisis response using Earth observation techniques is now available online. The Respond Atlas outlines global events where remote sensing assisted in preparing for and responding to disasters and humanitarian crises. The Respond project began in 2004 as a European Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative. During its five years of service, hundreds of maps were produced to assist in relief efforts linked to crises such as the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis,...

Proba-1 Celebrates 10 Years In Orbit
2011-10-25 11:07:23

A good photographer needs agility. So it is with ESA microsatellite Proba-1, which turns in space to capture terrestrial targets. Celebrating its tenth birthday this week, Proba-1´s unique images are used by hundreds of scientific teams worldwide. A technology demonstrator turned into an Earth observation mission, the microsatellite — just a cubic meter in volume — has acquired nearly 20 000 environmental science images with its main Compact High Resolution Imaging...

Word of the Day
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'