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Geospatial Redux: Envisat End of Mission Declared, GIS for Geocaching, Tunneling the Earth

Geospatial Redux: Envisat End of Mission Declared, GIS for Geocaching, Tunneling the Earth

With communication broken with the earth monitoring satellite since April 8, 2012, the European Space Agency (ESA) has declared an end of mission for Envisat.  The ten year old satellite has delivered over a thousand terabytes of data, doubling its expected lifespan of five years.  The lowering of its orbit back in […]

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Envisat Satellite Malfunctioning

Envisat Satellite Malfunctioning

Envisat, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) earth observation satellite, has stopped functioning properly.  Communication with the satellite was lost on April 8th when data was unable to be retrieved as it passed over the ground control station in Kiruna, Sweden.  Efforts by members of the ESA mission control team have […]