AI maps icebergs 10,000 times faster than humans
Giant icebergs are important components of the Antarctic environment. They impact ocean physics, chemistry, biology and, of course, maritime operations. Therefore, it is crucial to monitor iceberg extent and to quantify how much meltwater they release into the ocean. In a groundbreaking development, researchers from the University of Leeds have unveiled a neural network that can swiftly and accurately chart the expanse of large Antarctic icebergs in Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite radar images, accomplishing the task in a mere 0.01 seconds. This novel approach is in stark contrast to the laborious and time-consuming manual efforts needed previously. Video: <a href="https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2023/11/Using_AI_to_measure_the_size_of_icebergs">Using AI to measure the size of icebergs</a>
Paris (ESA) Nov 10, 2023
In a groundbreaking development, researchers from the University of Leeds have unveiled a neural network that can swiftly and accurately chart the expanse of large Antarctic icebergs in satellite im ... more
X-37B Mission to Test New Space Technologies and Study Radiation on Seeds
Arlington VA (SPX) Nov 09, 2023
The Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, in partnership with the United States Space Force, is gearing up for the launch of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle's seventh mission. Schedu
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Nov 09, 2023
American Conference Institute (ACI) is set to host the first Military Space Systems Forum, gathering defense and aerospace industry professionals and experts in Los Angeles, California, from Novembe
Paris (ESA) Nov 09, 2023
ESA has committed further 'Boost! Programme' funding to German startup Rocket Factory Augsburg, known as RFA, for the development of commercial space transportation services based on the RFA One lau
Taipei (AFP) Nov 8, 2023
Taiwan signed a trade partnership agreement with Britain on Wednesday, a move it hopes will help boost its bid to join a major Asia-Pacific trade bloc despite China's objection.
Pioneering satellite refueling technology could extend missions indefinitely
London, UK (SPX) Nov 08, 2023
In an ambitious move to address the escalating issue of space debris, the UK Space Agency has earmarked 2 million pounds for research into satellite refueling capabilities that could significantly
Colombo (AFP) Nov 8, 2023
The United States will lend more than $550 million for an Indian-led deep-sea container terminal in Sri Lanka, officials said Wednesday, with the project seen as countering China's rising influence in the Indian Ocean.
Brussels (AFP) Nov 7, 2023
NATO countries on Tuesday condemned Russia's formal withdrawal from a landmark treaty limiting conventional forces in Europe and said allies involved were suspending its operation.
Paris (ESA) Nov 07, 2023
More satellites were launched in the last few years than the entire six decades of space exploration. 130 million pieces of space debris larger than a millimetre orbit Earth, threatening satellites
ESA's Proba-3 Formation Flying Mission Proceeds to Final Checks
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Nov 06, 2023
The European Space Agency's (ESA) ambitious Proba-3 mission has recently completed a critical environmental testing campaign, marking a significant milestone on its path toward a 2024 launch. Conduc
Washington DC (UPI) Nov 6, 2023
Israel Defense Forces operating deep inside Gaza said they captured a Hamas compound housing observation posts, training facilities and underground "terror" tunnels, killing several of the group's fighters battles overnight.
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Nov 06, 2023
Momentus Inc., the U.S.-based commercial space firm known for its satellite transportation and in-space services, has achieved a significant milestone with the completion of vibration testing on its
Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories (AFP) Nov 6, 2023
The death toll in Gaza has surpassed 10,000 people, the Hamas-run health ministry said Monday after nearly one month of bombardment by Israel whose offensive against Palestinian militants showed signs of intensifying.
TRISAT-R CubeSat: A Glimpse of Earth through the Eye of a Coin-Sized Camera
This unusual image was acquired using an extremely miniaturised camera about the size of the edge of a 20 cent coin - a miniscule technology experiment aboard ESA's shoebox-sized TRISAT-R CubeSat.
Maribor, Slovenia (SPX) Nov 10, 2023
In a striking display of miniaturized innovation, the European Space Agency's TRISAT-R CubeSat has provided a unique perspective of our planet Earth from an altitude of 6,000 kilometers, captured th ... more
Fierce fighting in Gaza as US envoy faces Arab anger
Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories (AFP) Nov 4, 2023
Israel battled into the fifth week Saturday of its war to crush Hamas, showing no signs of letting up even as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken faced a rising tide of anger in meetings with Arab foreign ministers.
Beijing (AFP) Nov 4, 2023
China on Saturday accused Canada of conducting a "malicious and provocative" air patrol over the disputed South China Sea, after Ottawa rebuked Beijing for what it described as a second risky midair intercept in two weeks.
Ottawa (AFP) Nov 3, 2023
Canadian Defense Minister Bill Blair on Friday slammed Chinese fighter jets' second "significantly unsafe" intercept in two weeks of Canadian aircraft patrolling the Pacific.
Beirut (AFP) Nov 3, 2023
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said Friday his Iran-backed group was not afraid of US warships and "all options" were open for an expansion of the Israel-Hamas conflict into Lebanon.