Remote sensing http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28559/all en South Korea launches first civilian rocket amid tensions with North http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/south-korea-launches-first-civilian-rocket-amid-tensions-north <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Jan 30 (Reuters) - South Korea launched its first space rocket carrying a science satellite on Wednesday amid heightened regional tensions, caused in part, by North Korea's successful launch of its own rocket last month.</p> <p>It was South Korea's third attempt to launch a civilian rocket to send a satellite in orbit in the past four years and came after two previous launches were aborted at the eleventh hour last year due to technical glitches.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/south-korea-launches-first-civilian-rocket-amid-tensions-north" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Remote sensing South Korea Space Spaceflight Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 08:00:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741388 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/reuters-science-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>South Korea launches first civilian rocket amid tensions with North</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/reuters-science-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Remote sensing Satellite Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:15:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741484 at http://www.globalpost.com US launches Earth observation satellite http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/us-launches-earth-observation-satellite <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States launched its latest Earth observation satellite Monday atop an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA said.</p> <p>The Landsat Data Continuity Mission satellite was the latest in a line of satellites used to continuously gather imagery from space of the Earth's land surface, coastal areas and coral reefs.</p> <p>"Everything is looking good, and the engine is operating normally," a NASA announcer said after the rocket roared off its launch pad.</p> <p>Once in orbit, the satellite will be turned over to the US Geological Survey.</p> <p>jm/mdl</p> Landsat program Remote sensing Satellite AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:31:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752951 at http://www.globalpost.com US launches Earth observation satellite http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/us-launches-earth-observation-satellite-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States launched its latest Earth observation satellite Monday, enhancing an array of orbiting eyes that help with every from climate-change study to urban planning.</p> <p>The satellite was launched into space atop an Atlas rocket fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA said.</p> <p>The Landsat Data Continuity Mission, or Landsat 8, was the latest in a line of satellites used since 1972 to continuously gather imagery from space of the Earth's land surface, coastal areas and coral reefs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/us-launches-earth-observation-satellite-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Remote sensing Spacecraft Spaceflight Technology AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:45:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753169 at http://www.globalpost.com US launches Earth observation satellite http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/us-launches-earth-observation-satellite-3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States launched its latest Earth observation satellite Monday, enhancing an array of orbiting eyes that help with everything from climate change study to urban planning.</p> <p>The satellite was launched into space atop an Atlas rocket fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA said.</p> <p>The Landsat Data Continuity Mission, or Landsat 8, was the latest in a line of satellites used since 1972 to continuously gather imagery from space of the Earth's land surface, coastal areas and coral reefs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/us-launches-earth-observation-satellite-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Remote sensing Spacecraft Spaceflight Technology AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:45:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753178 at http://www.globalpost.com Eyes in sky help when catastrophe strikes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/eyes-sky-help-when-catastrophe-strikes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Almost unknown to the public, a constellation of satellite guardians is flying overhead, and all it takes is a phone call for them to intervene when a country is hit by a storm, earthquake, tsunami or flood.</p> <p>Armed with cameras or ground radar, these Earth-observation satellites were sent into orbit for scientific and commercial missions.</p> <p>But under an international agreement, they can also be called on for humanitarian work.</p> <p>Assigned to fly over a disaster zone, they send back high-resolution images that can be crucial for rescue teams on the ground.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/eyes-sky-help-when-catastrophe-strikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Remote sensing Spacecraft Spaceflight AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 03:45:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5799930 at http://www.globalpost.com Wreckage of Russia rocket could threaten Ecuador's 1st satellite http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130522/wreckage-russia-rocket-could-threaten-ecuadors-1st-satellite <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Quito, May 22 (EFE).- The Ecuadorian Civil Space Agency issued an alert Wednesday about a possible collision of its Pegaso satellite, launched last month, with the wreckage of a Russian rocket.</p> <p>"ALERT: Possible collision of NEE-01 PEGASO and remains of Russian rocket," appeared Wednesday on the Twitter account of the space agency known as EXA.</p> <p>EXA's director, astronaut Ronnie Nader, published a notice from the Joint Space Operations Center about the possibility of such a crash.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130522/wreckage-russia-rocket-could-threaten-ecuadors-1st-satellite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Remote sensing Satellite Technology Transport Agencia EFE Wed, 22 May 2013 20:30:40 +0000 Agencia EFE 5844137 at http://www.globalpost.com Ecuadorian satellite escapes collision with Russian rocket http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130523/ecuadorian-satellite-escapes-collision-russian-rocket <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Quito, May 23 (EFE).- Ecuador's first satellite avoided a direct collision with the remains of a Russian rocket, but whether the device is still operating remains unclear, the head of the country's EXA space agency told Efe Thursday.</p> <p>The U.S.-based Joint Space Operations Center, which had alerted EXA to the possible threat to Pegaso, informed the Ecuadorian agency on Thursday that the Russian wreckage did not hit the satellite head-on.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130523/ecuadorian-satellite-escapes-collision-russian-rocket" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Remote sensing Satellite Technology Agencia EFE Thu, 23 May 2013 16:15:31 +0000 Agencia EFE 5844729 at http://www.globalpost.com Scottish satellite maker collaborates with LA gallery to put a working work of art into orbit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130811/scottish-satellite-maker-collaborates-la-gallery-put-working <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Calif. - If aliens ever target Earth, Jon Gibson and Amanda White are counting on them having an appreciation for pop art and a sense of humour.</p> <p>The duo created an elaborate, Andy Warhol-like design that has been etched into a satellite's panel, transforming the spacecraft into a replica of an oversized electrical charging device.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130811/scottish-satellite-maker-collaborates-la-gallery-put-working" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Celestial mechanics Remote sensing Satellite Social Issues The Canadian Press Sun, 11 Aug 2013 14:33:02 +0000 The Canadian Press 5907363 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea to launch Arirang 5 satellite this week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130819/s-korea-launch-arirang-5-satellite-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Aug. 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will this week launch its first multipurpose satellite with a synthetic aperture radar that will enable the country to observe the earth's surface at any time, regardless of weather or other conditions, officials here said Tuesday.</p> <p>The Arirang 5 satellite is set to blast off at 8:39 p.m. (11:39 p.m. KST) on Thursday from Russia's Yasny launch site, located some 1,800 kilometers southeast of Moscow.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130819/s-korea-launch-arirang-5-satellite-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daejeon Remote sensing Spaceflight Yonhap News Agency Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:16:30 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5913199 at http://www.globalpost.com Fast facts about S. Korea's multipurpose Arirang 5 satellite http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130821/fast-facts-about-s-koreas-multipurpose-arirang-5-satellite <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>YASNY, Russia, Aug. 22 (Yonhap) -- The following are quick facts about South Korea's multipurpose Arirang 5 satellite that is scheduled to be launched from Russia's Yasny launch site on Thursday.</p> <p>-- The Arirang 5 is South Korea's fourth multipurpose satellite, and the first with a synthetic aperture radar that can observe the earth's surface even at night and regardless of weather conditions.</p> <p>-- The satellite itself weighs 1,315 kilograms and about 1,400 kilograms when fully loaded with fuel.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130821/fast-facts-about-s-koreas-multipurpose-arirang-5-satellite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arirang Dnepr-1 Remote sensing Yonhap News Agency Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:15:53 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5914812 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea set to launch multipurpose satellite Arirang http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130821/s-korea-set-launch-multipurpose-satellite-arirang <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>YASNY, Russia, Aug. 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea was set to launch a multipurpose satellite later Thursday, greatly enhancing its ability to observe and monitor any changes on the Earth's surface.</p> <p>The Arirang 5 satellite is set to lift off at 8:39 p.m. (11:39 p.m. KST) from a space launch site here in Yasny, 1,800 kilometers southeast of Moscow.</p> <p>The 1,315-kilogram satellite will be South Korea's fourth multipurpose satellite, but its first with a synthetic aperture radar.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130821/s-korea-set-launch-multipurpose-satellite-arirang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daejeon Remote sensing Spaceflight Yonhap News Agency Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:16:05 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5914815 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea's Arirang satellite gets green light for launch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130822/s-koreas-arirang-satellite-gets-green-light-launch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Byun Duk-kun</p> <p>YASNY, Russia, Aug. 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea was set to launch a multipurpose satellite later Thursday, with the Russian government giving its final approval for the scheduled launch from its Yasny launch base, officials here said.</p> <p>The Korea Multipurpose Satellite 5 (KOMSAT-5) is scheduled for launch at 8:39 p.m. (11:39 p.m. KST), using Russia's Dnepr, a space launch vehicle converted from a Soviet-era intercontinental ballistic missile.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130822/s-koreas-arirang-satellite-gets-green-light-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dnepr-1 Remote sensing Spaceflight Yonhap News Agency Thu, 22 Aug 2013 07:02:05 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5915111 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea's KOMSAT-5 satellite successfully lifts off http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130822/s-koreas-komsat-5-satellite-successfully-lifts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>YASNY, Russia, Aug. 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's new multipurpose satellite was launched successfully from a launch base in Yasny, Russia, on Thursday, officials said.</p> <p>"The launch vehicle successfully deployed the satellite at approximately 15 minutes after its launch from the Yasny launch base," Lee Sang-ryool, an official from the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), told reporters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130822/s-koreas-komsat-5-satellite-successfully-lifts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications satellites Dnepr-1 Remote sensing Yonhap News Agency Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:47:46 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5915436 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea's KOMSAT-5 satellite makes first contact with ground station http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130822/s-koreas-komsat-5-satellite-makes-first-contact-ground-stati <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>YASNY, Russia, Aug. 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's new multipurpose satellite sent beacon signals to a ground station in Antarctica after its launch from Yasny, Russia on Thursday, indicating that the satellite successfully reached its target altitude and orbit, officials here said.</p> <p>The Korea Multipurpose Satellite-5 (KOMSAT-5) was launched at 8:39 p.m. (11:39 p.m. Korean time) from Russia's Yasny launch base, located some 1,800 kilometers southeast of Moscow.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130822/s-koreas-komsat-5-satellite-makes-first-contact-ground-stati" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dnepr-1 Remote sensing Satellite Yonhap News Agency Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:30:59 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5915459 at http://www.globalpost.com