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4 Startups Using Satellites in Really Cool Ways

From monitoring corn to drilling asteroids, space companies are using satellites for a wide range of uses.<p>Space is getting a lot more crowded: About 3,000 satellites currently orbit the earth, a number that's quickly growing as more companies look to commercialize the skies. And a lot of them do …

Space

2 Toolbox

The Sentinel-2 Toolbox consists of a rich set of visualisation, analysis and processing tools for the exploitation of MSI data from the upcoming …

The invasive species that nobody is talking about

Non-native species like zebra mussels make national news, but the dangerous plant variable milfoil is rarely discussed outside of lake communities.

Invasive Species

Huge Ancient Hidden Monument Found In Petra Using Satellites, Drones, And Google Earth

It seems the modern-day explorer just needs a laptop and Internet connection, rather than a bullwhip and a pair of binoculars.<p>Using satellite …

Google Earth

Big data from satellites to fight climate change

Researchers have been slow to harness the power of big data from satellites in the fight against climate change. But a new partnership around the Copernicus program may change that.<p>Over the past decade, people have gotten used to using Google Earth's satellite map to satisfy their curiosity - …

Climate

NASA just released 2.95 million satellite images to the public — here are 21 of the best

An instrument called the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer — or ASTER, for short — has been taking pictures of the Earth …

NASA

Nasa discovers underground 'forest of fungi' from space

Mycorrhizal fungi are more like cities than individual plants; these are complex systems which stretch for miles underground in search for nutrients.<p>So massive and impactful are they, Nasa has now been able to identify them from <i>space</i>.<p>Researchers say it could finding and studying these networks …

Plants

Satellite data could help in spotting shipwrecks

According to UNESCO estimates, there are as many as 3 million shipwrecks spread across the ocean floors, and a great many of those reside in coastal …

Satellites

Weather Predictions Are Getting Better Thanks To New, Tiny Satellites

The startup Spire will soon have a "constellation" of 100 weather-measuring satellites floating above Earth.<p>The consequences of bad weather forecasting are often expensive and dangerous. Not knowing until the last minute that a bad storm is going to arrive can leave homes and businesses unprepared. …

A space rock worth $5.4 trillion is flying by Earth this weekend — here's how to watch

Asteroids might not look like much on the outside, but you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.<p>Underneath the surface of some asteroids is a treasure trove of a type of mineral, called platinum, that is rare on Earth but extremely lucrative — 1,000 cubic centimeters of platinum is worth close to $1 …

Space

EDRS

Europe’s SpaceDataHighway relays first Sentinel-1 images via laser01 June 2016 ESA today unveiled the first Sentinel-1 satellite images sent via the …

Sentinel-2A Set to Provide Impressive Earth Images

Sentinel-2A Set to Provide Impressive Earth Images - 15/06/2015<p>Sentinel-2A, the first optical imaging satellite in Europe’s Copernicus environmental …

Satellites

The Mad Plan to Clean Up Space Junk With a Laser Cannon

If a team of astronomers has its way, the International Space Station will be outfitted with a spiffy laser-wielding telescope. No, no, hold on—it’s …

Science

MATLAB, Landsat 8, and AWS Public Data Sets

<i>A few weeks ago, a fellow developer (Kelly Luetkemeyer) pulled me into his office to show me something he had been working on. It was very cool! Even</i> …

MATLAB

Start Using Landsat on AWS | AWS Blog

My colleague Jed Sundwall wrote the guest post below to show you how one of the newest AWS Public Data Sets is being put to use.<p>— Jeff;<p>You can now …

Landsat-live goes live

Today we’re releasing the first edition of Landsat-live, a map that is constantly refreshed with the latest satellite imagery from NASA’s Landsat 8 …

Satellites

Do Plants Get Stressed?

I spent the last several months thinking about stress, not only because I was actively stressed over deadlines and the like, but also because I wrote the March <i>Popular Science</i> cover story on the subject. Last year, I did a similar piece on sleep, which spilled over to this blog as a series exploring …

Botany

Sentinel-2: Europe's 'Landsat' ready to picture Planet Earth

<b>The lead spacecraft in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation (EO) programme is built and ready to go into orbit.</b><p>Sentinel-2a will take pictures of the planet's surface in visible and infrared light.<p>Its data will track everything from the growth of megacities to the variable yields of the …

Satellites

BATTLESPACE

IMSAR’S NanoSAR C<p>IMSAR’S NanoSAR C – BATTLESPACE ‘STAR TECHNOLOGY PICK’ OF AUSA<br>By Julian Nettlefold<p>16 Oct 14. The Editor’s ‘Star Technology Pick’ of …

An Open Source Landsat Browser, Libra.

Libra is a fast image browser for previewing and downloading Landsat imagery. We work with a ton of imagery from our own internal archives and built …

Viewing the Earth From Space

Despite any political differences between the United States and Russia, the space agencies of the two countries continue their cooperative work in Earth's orbit, aboard the International Space Station. Apart from the research being done in microgravity, ISS crew members continue to send back …

Science

Spire wants to improve weather forecasting with tiny satellites

Image copyright Spire.Will you need a raincoat or shorts tomorrow? Chances are the weather data you use to determine the answer comes from the …

Weather

This Company's Tiny Satellites Could Finally Make Weather Forecasting More Accurate

The East Coast's fake out blizzard this week could have been prevented—if forecasters had better data.<p>Earlier this week, the situation for New Yorkers looked dire. A blizzard was coming. Maybe the biggest blizzard in New York City's history. The subway was shut down for the first time ever because …

Ecologist's Airborne Scanners See The Forest And The Trees — All Of Them

In today's world it can be easy to feel like there's nothing left to discover, that all the blank bits of the map have long been filled. Gregory Asner begs to differ, and he's developed a lab in the sky to prove it.<p>In the Carnegie Airborne Observatory, Asner has designed a one-of-a-kind, ultra …

Environment

Planet Labs Nabs $95 Million And A New COO To Cover The Earth With Flocks Of Tiny Satellites

In less than five years since being founded, satellite startup Planet Labs has created a whole new way to do satellite imagery. Now that it’s proven out its model of deploying tiny satellites to circle the planet in low orbit, the company has brought on some additional capital and hired veteran …

Satellites

Brazil sees "surprising" deforestation drop in Amazon

<b>Brazil said deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has dropped by 18% in the past year.</b><p>Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said the fall, for the year ending July 2014, meant deforestation was at its second lowest level in 25 years.<p>But campaigners say alternative monitoring shows an increase for …

Amazon

Goce gravity map traces ocean circulation

<b>Scientists have produced what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.</b><p>The information has been drawn from a range of satellites, but in particular from the European Space Agency's Goce mission.<p>This platform, which operated from 2009 to …

Oceans

NASA will send billions of laser pulses toward Earth to map forests in 3D

NASA will soon turn a laser-based device toward Earth in an effort to map its forest in 3D. This endeavor, which will originate the International Space Station and goes by the name GEDI, is all part of the agency's plan to determine the amount of carbon our planet's forests contain.<p>peering into the …

NASA