Monthly Archives: December 2011

Africa’s Forthcoming Green Revolution (?)

I read an interesting article in the Financial Times today on Kofi Annan’s campaign promoting a new Green Revolution for Africa. There is a pervasive spectre of [highly damaging] climate change. The article is only available to registered users I am … Continue reading

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God Jul och Gott Nytt År

Hälsningar, Bla(å)mannen.

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Another Soyuz failure raises questions about ISS safety.

Jonathan Amos, BBC science correspondent, catalogues  the recent failures of the Russian launch sector in an article on  the recent failure of a Soyuz 2.1b. The Soyuz are now the mainstay of International Space Station support. Few alternatives exist, yet Russian … Continue reading

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Another Soyuz failure raises questions about ISS safety.

Jonathan Amos, BBC science correspondent, catalogues  the recent failures of the Russian launch sector in an article on  the recent failure of a Soyuz 2.1b. The Soyuz are now the mainstay of International Space Station support. Few alternatives exist, yet Russian … Continue reading

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Pleiades very high resolution imager launched

A Soyuz rock has lifted the French Pleiades satellite from French Guiana, the BBC reports. There is a press release at the website of the French Space Agency.

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Have a heart

and give a gift to the very nice people at Hundar Utan Hem. Help save a puppy. (if you don’t Ebba, the Wonder Hound, will pee on your doorstep)

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“So long and thanks for the… ” data: missions that failed during 2011

It’s been a year of goodbyes for the EO community it seems. So here is a summary of some of the missions we said goodbye to in 2011. ALOS PALSAR: Japan’s L-band SAR mission stopped operations in May when the … Continue reading

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