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USGS: Mission accomplished for Landsat 5

(Phys.org)—Today the U.S. Geological Survey announced that Landsat 5 will be decommissioned over the coming months, bringing to a close the longest-operating Earth observing satellite mission in history.  By any measure, ...

dateJan 03, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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China launches Turkish satellite

China early Wednesday "successfully" launched a Turkish earth observation satellite into orbit aboard a Chinese rocket, according to state media, hailed in Turkey as a "historic moment".

dateDec 18, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Climate—the hot topic in Doha

ESA joined international delegates in Doha, Qatar, to discuss how satellite observations show our planet's most sensitive areas reacting to climate change – and how this information is useful to the people living there.

dateDec 06, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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NASA's SPoRT team tracks Hurricane Sandy

(Phys.org)—As Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the east coast, weather experts at the Short-term Prediction Research and Transition, or SPoRT Center at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville ...

dateNov 05, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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GMES for Europe

The potential of GMES for crisis management and environmental monitoring is highlighted in a new publication with users demonstrating the importance of Earth observation data to European regions.

dateOct 12, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Focus on space debris: Envisat

(Phys.org)—Space debris came into focus last week at the International Astronautical Congress in Naples, Italy. Envisat, ESA's largest Earth observation satellite, ended its mission last spring and was ...

dateOct 11, 2012 in Space Exploration
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