China launches new remote sensing satellite
by Staff Writers
Beijing (XNA) Dec 28, 2020
China sent a new remote sensing satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 11:44 p.m. Sunday (Beijing Time).
The satellite, Yaogan-33, was launched aboard a Long March-4C rocket and entered the planned orbit successfully. It was the 357th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.
The mission also sent a micro and nano technology experiment satellite into orbit.
The two satellites will be used for scientific experiments, land resources survey, crop yield estimation and disaster prevention and reduction.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
How scientists are using declassified military photographs to analyse historical ecological change
London, UK (SPX) Dec 18, 2020
Researchers are using Cold War spy satellite images to explore changes in the environment, including deforestation in Romania, marmot decline in Kazakhstan and ecological damage from bombs in Vietnam. Ecologists have harnessed new advances in image processing to improve analysis of declassified US military intelligence photographs and detect previously unseen changes in the environment. Dr Catalina Munteanu, of Humboldt University, and Dr Mihai Daniel Nita, Transilvania University of Braov, presen ... read more
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