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  • ASTRIUM choose LDS V994 shaker for satellite testing

    Built within the scope of Republic of Kazakhstan SBIK satellite project, the system is for the new satellite Assembly, Integration and Test Complex (AITC). Brüel & Kjær will provide a Head Expander and LDS V994 Shaker, which will be equipped with a large auxiliary slip table - and a special, extra bearing positioning.  As part of the mechanical testing facilities, a shaker ...

  • NASA satellite improves pollution monitoring

    NASA scientists improved watershed pollution monitoring models by incorporating satellite and ground-based observations of precipitation. The NASA data replaces weather station observations, and will allow states to monitor non-point pollution and improve water quality. The research team, led by Joseph Nigro of Science Systems and Applications, Inc., incorporated two NASA products into a computer ...

  • Thales Alenia Space choose LDS V994 Shaker for Satellite Testing

    The system is for the new satellite assembly, integration and test centre built within the scope of Turkish Ministry of Defence’s Göktürk satellite project. Brüel & Kjær will provide an LDS V994 Shaker, Head Expander and an Accelerometer Calibration System. The shaker will be equipped with a large 2.5m x 2.5m auxiliary slip table with special extra bearing ...

  • Satellites to strengthen UK flood response

    DMCii is leading a new European Space Agency (ESA) project to design and build a system for the UK civil resilience community - those tasked with responding to and recovering from disasters - putting space-based systems at their disposal. The system will be used for all types of emergencies listed in the UK's National Risk Register but the project's focus is on flood scenarios. Flooding ...


  • UK exercise uses satellites to improve disaster mitigation

    Last week, a team of space experts led by British company DMCii participated in a national flooding exercise, "Exercise Watermark", to determine how satellite imagery, satellite communications and satellite navigation could be used to improve UK emergency response. The team represented an ongoing project funded via the UK's Technology Strategy Board (TSB) as part of its contribution to the ...


  • New radar satellite technique sheds light on ocean current dynamics

    Ocean surface currents have long been the focus of research due to the role they play in weather, climate and transportation of pollutants, yet essential aspects of these currents remain unknown. By employing a new technique – based on the same principle as police speed-measuring radar guns – to satellite radar data, scientists can now obtain information necessary to understand better the ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Satellite imagery to soon enable large-scale monitoring of Asia’s rice areas

    Information derived from satellite images can soon be made available to governments to help guide policy related to food security and sustainable development, particularly in rice-growing areas. The European Space Agency (ESA) satellite, Sentinel-1A, launched in 2014 can provide regular ‛snapshots’ of Asia as often as every 12 days. The ...

  • New generation of Chinese environmental monitoring satellite now in orbit

    China has successfully launched the first of its new generation of polar-orbiting meteorological satellites, Fengyun-3A. Fengyun-3A was launched on 27 May 2008 from Taiyuan satellite launch centre in Shanxi Province of China. The payload of this new generation spacecraft is comprised of a complex suite of instruments including visible and infrared imagers, infrared and microwave sounders, a ...

  • Promising results of environment monitoring satellite Jason-2 one week after launch

    One week has gone by since the launch, and everything is going very well with Jason-2. While the satellite is not yet in its final orbit (to be reached on 3 July), the first test measurements and calibrations have started. EUMETSAT, CNES, NASA and NOAA are cooperating to test every component of the ground segment, and results are looking very promising. The first Doris (Doppler Orbitography and ...

  • September launch for ESA`s water mission

    Following confirmation from Eurockot Launch Services that they will launch ESA's SMOS mission on 9 September this year, the satellite has just been taken out of storage – providing an opportunity for the media to view the satellite before it is prepared for shipment to the launch site in Russia. The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission is the next Earth Explorer in line for ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • First images from ESA’s water mission

    In less than four months since launch, the first calibrated images are being delivered by ESA’s SMOS mission. These images of 'brightness temperature' translate into clear information on global variations of soil moisture and ocean salinity to advance our understanding of the water cycle.  Launched on 2 November, the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission is improving our ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Near-real time snow information

    Satellite information on snow cover is now available through ESA's GlobSnow project soon after it snows. As well as posing a hazard to communities through transportation shutdowns and floods, snow cover is one of the most important elements influencing the planet's climate, meteorology and water systems. Understanding snow conditions helps us to predict floods and advance climate studies. ...


  • JDSU Announces Top Tech Trends for 2012

    JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) today launched its 2012 technology trends campaign with a video that premiered at http://www.jdsu.tv/tech-trends/2012. In addition to highlighting a wide variety of technologies, the campaign is underscored by a message about the continued need for technology ...


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