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MARSAT – Assisting the Maritime World from Space

New satellite-based services for increased safety and efficiency in shipping A new corporate network will ensure increased safety and lower costs in the field of maritime traffic in future. Five

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Fifteen Years of Disaster Relief From Space – Global Patterns and Trends

14 July 2016 – Today, the analysis and use of satellite images is commonplace. Just 15 years ago, however, only a handful of specialists worked with these valuable data. Since then,

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Technologies for Humanitarian Assistance

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has been actively involved in humanitarian aid for many years. Alongside government partners, the private sector and scientific institutions,

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Earth Observation for Humanitarian Aid

Earth observation satellites fly at distances of up to several hundred kilometres from Earth and can provide detailed information that assists relief workers on the ground. Now, this technology will

Remote Sensing

BIROS Fire Detection Satellite Successfully Launched into Space

On 22 June 2016 at 05:55 CEST, the BIROS (Bi-Spectral Infrared Optical System) microsatellite was successfully launched into space from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India on board a Polar

Remote Sensing

Sentinel-1B – Second Eye of the Earth Guardian in Orbit

Dual launch for European environmental satellite and MicroSCOPE small satellite mission Two eyes are better than one; this principle is also true for the two radar satellites that make up

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Next Stop, the Red Planet – ExoMars 2016 Launched to Search for Traces of Life

On 14 March 2016 at 10:31 CET, the ExoMars 2016 mission of the European Space Agency, ESA, and the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, lifted off from the Russian Cosmodrome

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InSight Mission’s Journey to Mars Set For 2018

In December 2015, the Mars mission InSight was put on hold, but it has now been provisionally scheduled to launch to the Red Planet at the next opportunity – in

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DLR and JAXA Strengthen Cooperation

On 25 February 2016, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) signed an ‘Inter Agency Arrangement for Strategic Partnership’

Remote Sensing

Radar Images to Study Rainforest

Dense rainforest, a twin-engine turbo-prop aircraft and advanced radar technology – researchers from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) are performing numerous measurement flights from