10.09.2020. Sentinel-1C radar antenna has spread its wings for the first time

Fixed to a special device, simulating zero gravity conditions, the 12.3 metre wide and 860 kg SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) radar antenna of the Copernicus Sentinel-1C satellite has successfully spread its wings at the Airbus Integrated Technology Centre in Friedrichshafen (Germany) for the first time. 

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07.09.2020. LoReTT_CosmoNews. Discovering new penguin colonies from space

Satellite images have revealed that there are nearly 20% more emperor penguincolonies in Antarctica than previously thought. Scientists, at the British Antarctic Survey,have used satellite data from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to track penguin guano,or penguin poo, to monitor the presence of thousands of penguins.

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04.08.2020. The Impact of the Covid-19 on the Venture Investment in the Global Space Technology (Seraphim Space Index Q2 2020)

The Q2 2020 total investment was $672m including $346m investment into SpaceX. Compared to Q2 2019, which also included a sizeable SpaceX investment, the Q2 20 investment saw an increase of 12%. 

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09.04.2020. LoReTT_CosmoNews. RapidEye Constellation is now “retired”

RapidEye satellites will no longer collect imagery for commercial or noncommercial use, but their contributions to Earth observation will always remain in our digital memories. 

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30.03.2020. LoReTT_CosmoNews. Airbus completes In Orbit Commissioning of CHEOPS

Airbus has received confirmation from ESA of a successful end to the In Orbit Commissioning of CHEOPS (CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite). 

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23.03.2020. LoReTT_CosmoNews. Coronavirus: Satellite track nitrogen dioxide emissions drop over China & Italy

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the globe, more and more regulations surrounding work and travel have been put in place to reduce the risk of transmission. 

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21.02.2020. LoReTT_CosmoNews. MAXAR Open Data Response to the Australian Wildfires

Record-breaking temperatures and months of severe drought have fueled a series of massive bushfires across Australia. 

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02.02.2020. World Wetlands Day: Lake George from Space

World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 February. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, known as the Ramsar Convention, in Ramsar, Iran, on 1971. 

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20.01.2020. Meet LoReTT at BETT 2020 in London!

Bett is the first industry show of the year in the education technology landscape, bringing together over 800 leading companies, more than 100 new EdTech startups and over 34,000 attendees. 

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12.07.2018. For the first time image of high resolution was received from the "Aist-2D" satellite by Russian Laboratory complex for satellite monitoring "LoReTT"

Image of high resolution from the Russian satellite "Aist-2D" (in Russian it means bird “a stork”) was received by the Laboratory complex for satellite monitoring "LoReTT" (LoReTT - Local Real Time Tool). The spacecraft "Aist-2D" transmitted data of the territory of Perth city (Australia) on June 15, 2018. It was the first time when such detailed image (spatial resolution of 2 m) of the Earth from space acquired on antenna that does not have rotational device traditional for such technologies, and instead of this feed is moved above the fixed antenna dish. This approach made it possible to simplify the design of the antenna, making it more mobile, universal and substantially cheaper than analogues. Note that previously, low resolution data was successfully received from Terra and Aqua satellites. 

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