Earth Observation

The mysterious Jets, Sprites and Elves

Danish/Norwegian Instruments at the International Space Station May Unveil the Mysteries.   Jets, Sprites and Elves are phenomena that occur above the clouds with thunder and lightning conditions on Earth. Unknown and invisible for most of us, but visible from high flying airplanes and from manned spacecrafts. However, what are these phenomena? Many scientists have […]

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ICEYE – Small but Effective

  Finland Launch Commercial Radar Satellite Services Through miniaturization of the SAR technology for satellites, the Finnish start-up company, ICEYE, has launched the first micro radar satellite in a constellation, which within a short time can deliver high quality pictures with a response time of six hours and a resolution of three metres. The first […]

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The New Trend – Expanded Use of Radar Satellites

The users’ need for detailed satellite pictures all hours of the day, has forced the satellite data suppliers to rethink old ways of usage and think of new ways. Optical sensors can only see the Earth’s surface parts of a day, the remaining time the surface is hidden by darkness during the nights or bad […]

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Climate and Environment in Focus – Satellites the Ultimate Tool

Today, satellites play an increasing role when it comes to most functions in our modern society, not least when it comes to environmental issues. Since the first satellite launch, about sixty years ago, the technology has been in constant development, thus, satellite sensors in space now represent the main sources for knowledge about, and monitoring of the world’s environment.

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Understanding the Earth

The prevailing view of NASA is mainly concentrated around spectacular missions to the International Space Station, to the moon and beyond etc., but NASA is much more. NASA also manages the world’s most advanced and most comprehensive programmes for observations on. The organization operates fifteen satellite missions that produce close to 4 terabytes of data every day. Through these satellite sensors, NASA operates and controls the world’s largest scientific data and information system for collecting, processing, archiving, and distributing earth system data to users worldwide.

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NOAA

– has the World’s Longest Experience with Environmental Data from Space

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