Image: Clear skies give way to Fort McMurray blaze
14 hours ago
Clear skies during the Suomi NPP satellite's pass over the Fort McMurray Fire area show the blaze is still raging in the Canadian Province of Alberta. The Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry reports that the wildfire ...
Radiation influences Aalto-1 nanosatellite software design
15 hours ago
In his his Master's Thesis, Joonas Javanainen examined the level of preparedness the additional challenges of space impose on software design.
Sentinel-1 helping Cyclone Roanu relief
16 hours ago
Cyclone Roanu has claimed over 100 lives in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and has left tens of thousands in need of aid. Officials are looking to the sky for information on flooded areas to analyse the cyclone's aftermath and ...
The future of personal satellite technology is here – are we ready for it?
May 26, 2016
Satellites used to be the exclusive playthings of rich governments and wealthy corporations. But increasingly, as space becomes more democratized, these sophisticated technologies are coming within reach of ordinary people. ...
Europe launches fresh satellite pair for sat-nav system
May 24, 2016
Europe's Galileo sat-nav system, a rival to America's GPS, took a step closer to becoming operational Tuesday with the launch of a fresh pair of satellites to join a dozen already in space.
Europe grows Galileo sat-nav system
May 23, 2016
Europe's Galileo sat-nav system, a rival to America's GPS, should move closer to operation with the launch Tuesday of a fresh pair of satellites to join a dozen already in space.
World record in terrestrial radio transmission
May 23, 2016
Transmitting the contents of a conventional DVD in under ten seconds by radio transmission is incredibly fast – and a new world record in wireless data transmission. With a data rate of 6 Gigabit per second over a distance ...
Satellite spots possible oil slick near EgyptAir crash site: ESA
May 20, 2016
A European Space Agency satellite has spotted a possible oil slick near the site where a missing EgyptAir plane is believed to have crashed with 66 people on board, ESA said Friday.
Sentinel-1A spots potential oil slick from missing EgyptAir plane
May 20, 2016
The Sentinel-1A radar satellite has detected a potential oil slick in the eastern Mediterranean Sea – in the same area where EgyptAir flight MS804 disappeared early yesterday morning on its way from Paris to Cairo.
Heavy rainfall precedes the development of 01B in the Northern Indian Ocean
May 19, 2016
NASA's AIRS instrument on the Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Cyclone 01B in the Northern Indian Ocean on May 18, 2016. This system which had been designated System 91B turned into a cyclone during the early ...