Center for Earth Observation

...supporting the remote sensing needs of the University


ExoMars 2016: Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli
March 14, 2016
The European Space Agency (ESA) has successfully launched the first mission of their ExoMars program.  The mission consists of an orbiter and a lander and were placed in...
Computer rendition of Terra by NASA.
March 8, 2016
On 18 February 2016 the Terra satellite was placed in safe mode.  This means most systems were shut down and data collection was stopped.  We do not have any information on...
Vulture fitted with a GPS and camera
January 25, 2016
Back in 1907 Julius Neubronner designed a miniature camera that he mounted on homing pigeons.  For a brief point in time this was a very unique and interesting form of aerial...
NASA JPL SMAP image of South Carolina flooding 5 Oct 2015
October 19, 2015
The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite, as the name implies, contains an active radar sensor and a passive radiometer. This was successfully launched on 29 January...
NASA image impervious surface temperature differences
September 1, 2015
A recent study by Lahouari Bounoua, a climate scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, has revealed interesting details that contribute to our understanding the urban...
Earth as seen on July 6, 2015 from a distance of one million miles by a NASA scientific camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft
July 28, 2015
NASA recently launched the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite to provide real-time solar wind monitoring.  After traveling for more than 100 days the satellite...
New Horizons image of Pluto and Charon
July 14, 2015
After more than 9 years and 3 billion miles NASA’s New Horizon mission is now doing a flyby of Pluto and Charon.  The satellite has passed within 8,000 km of the former...