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2011-06-11 09:27:57

Forecasting the state of the sea is important for shipping, offshore and coastal engineering, management of coastal zones and tourism. This is set to become easier through ESA's GlobWave project, which offers a one-stop shop for satellite data on ocean waves. Safety and financial losses associated with rough seas are a real concern. Ocean waves slow down the passage of ships, endanger marine industries such as oil and gas extraction, damage aquaculture and offshore wind farms, and erode...

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2011-05-03 09:56:16

Since 2006 ESA has been making satellite images of Earth available to anyone wanting to explore the planet in near-real time. ESA has now added nearly 13 000 radar images to the service, bringing the number of viewing possibilities to about 58 000. The MIRAVI service tracks ESA's Envisat satellite around the globe, generates images from the raw data collected by its instruments and provides them online free of charge within two hours.  "We have been very pleased with the number of...

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2011-04-08 11:55:00

A campaign recently carried out in Finland, has yielded the first images of snow using an airborne radar that operates at the same wavelengths proposed for ESA's CoReH2O satellite. These results help pave the way to understanding how radar could map the water content of snow from space. The field campaign forms part of the activities supporting the development of the Cold Regions Hydrology High-resolution Observatory (CoReH2O) mission. This is one of three candidate Earth Explorers now...

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2011-04-04 07:50:38

The Kilauea volcano that recently erupted on the Big Island of Hawaii will be the target for a NASA study to help scientists better understand processes occurring under Earth's surface. A NASA Gulfstream-III aircraft equipped with a synthetic aperture radar developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., departed on Sunday, April 3, from the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., to the Big Island for a nine-day mission. The Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle...

2011-03-02 12:05:00

BINGEN, Wash., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Insitu Pacific and SELEX Galileo announced today that they are collaborating on rapidly integrating SELEX Galileo's best-in-class high-resolution synthetic-aperture radar(SAR) PicoSAR into the Integrator Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Equipped with PicoSAR's active electronically scanned array (AESA)and ground moving target indicator (GMTI) technology, Integrator will deliver the highest-resolution SAR imagery available on any tactical UAS in...

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2011-02-02 23:00:00

With interest growing in satellite radar techniques that provide 3D views of Earth's natural and urban environments, scientists from around the world recently gathered to review the latest findings and show how these methods can be used to monitor our changing world. The technique of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) radar polarimetry allows polarized information to be measured in the signals backscattered from Earth to a satellite sensor. Polarimetric interferometry is achieved by using...

2011-01-26 14:22:23

As the residents of Queensland, Australia, turn to the mammoth task of cleaning up after the devastating floods over the last weeks, data from ESA's Earth observation satellites are showing potential for delivering more timely warnings. The floods in Queensland have been the worst in decades "“ and with high waters now hitting parts of the southern state of Victoria, this disaster is not over yet. Although the heavy rains in Australia have been triggered by La Niña,...

2010-12-16 12:00:00

MELBOURNE, Fla., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Highlights: Synthetic Aperture Radar Enables Real-Time Images of Earth's Surface in Any Weather Contract addresses company's strategy of becoming payload provider for modular satellites Company applying satellite payload expertise to address cost and technological challenges Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a 30-month, $42 million contract by...

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2010-12-14 08:37:06

By Susan Young, Stanford University When you dive into that salad full of lettuce grown in the American West, there's a good chance you are enjoying the product of irrigation from an underground water source. These hidden groundwater systems are precious resources that need careful management, but regulatory groups have a hard time monitoring them, owing to a lack of accurate data. Now, scientists at Stanford have found a way to cheaply and effectively monitor aquifer levels in agricultural...

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2010-11-02 12:33:09

Adding to their unique information from previous tandem missions, ESA's ERS-2 and Envisat satellites have been paired up again "“ for the last time. Data from this final duet are generating 3D models of glaciers and low-lying coastal areas. The 2010 tandem campaign continues the work of the satellites' earlier joint efforts on measuring the speed of fast-moving glaciers, detecting land-ice motion and developing elevation models over flat terrain. Their third pairing took place from...


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2012-05-12 09:18:38

Endeavour launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 9. 1994 at 7:05 AM EDT and landed at Edwards AFB on April 20 at 9:54 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 183 times at an altitude of 121 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 4.7 million miles. The mission lasted  11 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes, and 30 seconds. The primary payload was the Space Radar Laboratory (SRL-1), located in payload bay; activated by crew and operated by teams on ground. SRL-1 included the Spaceborne...

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