Monthly Archives: May 2012

JAXA Launches GCOM-W1

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully launched the GCOM-W1 satellite. GCOM-W1 will undertake orbital manoeuvres for 45 days to place it in constellation with the A-train satellites. GCOM-W1 is carrying the Advanced Microwave Scanning  Radiometer 2 (AMSR-2): a passive … Continue reading

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Everyday unique applications for geospatial imagery and image analysis are being developed, outside of traditional applications, to understand what is happening around the world.  Currently, geospatial imagery and GIS are playing a role in the work…

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PhD thesis on the remote sensing of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Malin Johansson defended her thesis on the remote sensing of the Greenland Ice Sheet on April 20th. Her thesis is titled: Remote sensing of supra-glacial lakes on the west Greenland Ice Sheet ABSTRACT The Greenland Ice Sheet is the largest … Continue reading

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It’s Official: RIP Envisat

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced in an email on behalf of the Envisat Mission Manager that ESA had declared Envisat operations ended. The investigation into the failure of Envisat has apparently proposed one of two scenarios: that either the … Continue reading

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A first look at ENVI 5

Excelisvis, the clumsily named successor to ITTVIS, successor to RSI ( I may have missed a few iterations here), has released a new version of ENVI, ENVI 5! I’ve installed the new version and am ready to give my first … Continue reading

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Swedish Space Policy (Part I): cuts on the horizon?

The Swedish National Space Board (SNSB), Rymdsytrelsen, is responsible for coordinating Swedish space activities. This includes Swedish contributions to, and activities within, the European Space Agencys (ESA) aegis. Indeed, a large part of the budget for SNSB is in fact … Continue reading

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ENVI 5 is on it’s way

Although I haven’t heard directly from Exelisvis, the Imagery Speaks blog is talking about a new ENVI release, ENVI 5.  Judging by the brochure, this is indeed a new release, not an upgrade. The interface is new, and users are … Continue reading

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