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Versatility Of Sentinel-1 Demonstrated By Experts
2014-05-09 03:36:35

ESA From climate change monitoring to supporting humanitarian aid and crisis situations, early data applications from the month-old Sentinel-1A satellite show how the radar mission’s critical observations can be used to keep us and our planet safe. Launched from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 3 April, Sentinel-1A is the first satellite in Europe’s Copernicus environmental monitoring network. The mission uses radar to provide an all-weather, day-and-night supply of imagery...

2012-01-11 12:59:41

One of the biggest conferences on geoscience and remote sensing will be held this summer in Europe. The deadline for abstract submissions for the July symposium is fast approaching. Jointly organized by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, the DLR German Aerospace Center and ESA, the 2012 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) is scheduled to be held 22—27 July in Munich, Germany. IGARSS provides a forum for scientists from more than 70 countries...

2011-03-17 06:48:23

Following the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on 11 March, satellite imagery has been vital in providing a clear picture of the extent of devastation to aid the relief effort now underway. In response to this event, which turned out to be the biggest earthquake Japan has suffered in living memory, the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' was triggered by the Cabinet Office of Japan the same day the earthquake struck. As a result, satellite images from several space...

2010-10-17 08:49:20

Two German radar satellites that are being used to create the most detailed 3D map of the Earth's entire surface, have moved to within 1150 feet of each other in what scientists are calling a "tight formation."The pair of satellites, TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X, are sweeping around the globe at about 4.5 miles per second. They will soon begin an intense observation campaign that will pin down the variation in height across the Earth's surface to a precision of better than 7 feet.The digital...

2010-06-27 06:35:00

Germany's new radar satellite, TanDEM-X, launched from Kazakhstan on Monday, has returned its first images of Earth. The spacecraft was created to make the most precise 3D map of the Earth's surface. The first images demonstrate that the satellite is in good working order and is ready to team up with the TerraSAR-X satellite launched three years ago. The pair of satellites will trace the variation in height across the globe with precision of better than 6 feet. The satellite will support a...

2010-06-21 13:20:00

The German TanDEM-X satellite has launched into orbit on a mission to acquire the most precise 3D map of the Earth's surface. The radar spacecraft will fly into formation with an identical platform called TerraSAR-X launched in 2007. The pair will both measure the variation in height across the globe to an accuracy of better than six feet. Their digital elevation model will have a myriad of uses, such as helping military jets fly low to showing relief workers where an earthquake's damage...

2008-09-02 03:00:25

By Wagner, Cynthia G Lasers beat radio waves for speed and accuracy in communications. Data exchange between satellites could be increased a hundredfold by using lasers instead of radio waves, according to German researchers. Laser beams are also easier to focus than radio waves. Data exchange requires bandwidth - the more data, the more bandwidth required. Space research and development is running up against radio waves' bandwidth limits, making laser technology more attractive. In the...

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  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.