First US National Biomass and Carbon Datasets now available

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The Woods Hole Research Center has been working on the “National Biomass and Carbon Dataset for the year 2000 (NBCD2000) and have just released datasets from the first nine project mapping zones. All NBCD2000 data products can be downloaded on a zone-by-zone basis from the NBCD2000 project website. The datasets are free, but you do […]

Arirang 1 MIA

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Apparently Korea has lost contact with their Arirang 1 satellite which has been in orbit since 1999. Communications were lost one week ago (Dec 30) and they have been unable to reconnect. As is usual with aerospace engineering, the satellite was intended for a short life cycle (3 years) but had apparently been functioning for […]

China, Brazil partner to provide free remote sensing data for Africa

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At the 4th meeting of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) that was just held in Cape Town, South Africa, China and Brazil issued a joint statement announcing a plan to provide Africa with free satellite imagery. Ground stations within the African continent will be set up to receive the data from the China-Brazil Earth […]

Nice write-up On Landsat Data Continuity Mission

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On Thursday, NASA posted a nice short article on their Landsat mission website summarizing the planning for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission. The planned launch is July 2011, and Ball Aerospace and Technology won the contract this summer to build the Operational Land Imager instrument which will be the primary sensor for LCDM. With Landsat […]