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August 24, 2020

Calgary, Canada ,
24 August 2020 — 29 August 2020

September 21, 2020

SPIE Europe’s Remote Sensing symposium
EICC in Edinburgh , United Kingdom
21 September 2020 — 24 September 2020

September 28, 2020

ESA Phi-week
Frascati , Italy
28 September 2020 —  2 October 2020

October 08, 2020

Copernicus Industry Workshop
Brussels , Belgium
8 October 2020

October 13, 2020

13 October 2020 — 15 October 2020

October 18, 2020

18 October 2020 — 21 October 2020

October 20, 2020

Tunis, Tunisia ,
20 October 2020 — 22 October 2020

October 26, 2020

Kigali, Rwanda ,
26 October 2020 — 30 October 2020

November 02, 2020

Port Elizabeth ,
2 November 2020 —  5 November 2020

December 07, 2020

European Space Week
Bonn , Germany
7 December 2020 — 11 December 2020
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SMOS instrument and platform unite

Following the successful three-month testing period at ESA-ESTEC, the payload for ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission was formally handed over to Thales Alenia Space in Cannes (France), for integration with the satellite platform. The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) payload module, developed under an ESA contract by EADS-CASA in Madrid, carries the innovative Microwave Imaging Radiometer using Aperture Synthesis (MIRAS). Over the past months, the instrument has been assembled, tested and is now fully qualified for flight.

Parliamentary visit to ESOC highlights Earth observation benefits

Parliamentarians from African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Union visited ESOC today.

UK-Royal award for Vice-Chancellor

Bournemouth University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Curran, is this yearís recipient of the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) Patronís Medal.

Gascom To Launch 4 Smotr Low-Orbit Remote Sensing Satellites

The telecommunications arm of Russian energy giant Gazprom intends to launch four low-orbit satellites for remote sensing of the Earth, Gascom's general director said Wednesday. Dmitry Sevastyanov said the Smotr satellites will make it possible to receive more precise information about any environmental disasters, and to solve various other tasks. He said Gascom is currently analyzing a feasibility study for the project. (Source RIA Novosti & Spacemart)

OGC(R) Seeks Comment on Observations & Measurements Specification

The members of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have approved the candidate OpenGIS Observations & Measurements (O&M) Specification for release for a thirty day public comment period. The document can be downloaded at Opengeospatial

GeoEye Makes Final Debt Payment For The Purchase Of Space Imaging

GeoEye has announced the final payment on the $50 million credit facility that it drew down in January 2006 to fund the acquisition of the assets of Colorado-based Space Imaging. While the two and one-half year facility did not have an amortization repayment schedule, it was structured to be repaid from excess cash flow generated by the assets purchased from Space Imaging. (Source GeoEye)

Google Earth To Blur Key India Sites

Google's satellite image service will blur strategic Indian locations such as government buildings and military sites after security concerns were voiced by the country's president, a report said Sunday. Indian President Abdul Kalam in 2005 raised security concerns about the Google Earth website, which lets users view sophisticated satellite images from around the world. (Source Agence France Presse)

China To Launch New Series Of Oceanic Survey Satellites

China's State Council has endorsed plans to launch the second-generation of the country's oceanic survey satellites, the state's top ocean research official said on Thursday. (Source Spacedaily)

The OGC Seeks Participants for Ocean Science Interoperability Experiment

The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) launched an Interoperability Experiment on ocean science interoperability on January 29, 2007. The initiators of the experiment seek participation by other organizations interested in interoperability among information systems used in ocean research. (Source Spatialnews)

Best Practice makes Perfect with OpenGeospatial Standards

British Geological Survey Offices, Nottingham, UK - Following the recent successful UK Geospatial Mash-Up meeting, the Association For Geographic Information (AGI), The British Computer Society (BCS) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) have teamed up again to promote and discuss the 'business case' for using open geospatial standards. (Source Spatialnews)

Indian Rocket Launches Cartosat 2 into Orbit

An Indian rocket successfully orbited a cache of four satellites Wednesday in the first space launch of the year 2007.(Source Space.com)

Have your say on the British space strategy

9 January 2007. A public consultation on the future of British space strategy was launched today. Source BNSC

UK Space Policy

RAS informs Parliamentary Committee of its concern with the poor level of coordination and effectiveness of the current policy. (Source Scienific Frontline)

'Enact Space Law To Govern Use Of Remote Sensing Data

Press Trust Of India reports that the President A P J Abdul Kalam today suggested enactment of a law to govern the use of outer space and regulate the use of data acquired from remote sensing satellites, particularly of sensitive installations.(Source Spacemart)

ASPRS Survey Preliminary results

The preliminary report to the Future Land Imaging Working Group on The American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Survey on the Future of Land Imaging is now available at ASPRS

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