Environmental Challenges in Space

  Few people saw the consequences of lack of environmental efforts in the early start of the space era, but rubbish in space has now become a serious problem.  Through more than fifty years of launching an increasing number of objects the most used orbital plane, Low Earth Orbit, or LEO, has so much space […]

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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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RIMFAX – Norwegian Ground Penetrating Radar on Schedule for Mars 2020

  When a new “Curiosity” lands on Mars in 2020, the rover also bears the Norwegian developed instrument, RIMFAX. RIMFAX is short for Radar Imager for Mars’ Subsurface Experiment and is a ground penetrating radar designed to expose the hidden conditions under the surface of Mars.   The Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is not a […]

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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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