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Old 07-13-2017, 03:26 PM   #31
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 "about a quarter the size of Wales." Wales is a small colony on the West of England...
In reality Wales is a unit of deforestation.
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:31 PM   #32
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Wow, thought i was risking it....
Strange, we did have a larger colony much, much, much further to the West. We haven't heard from it for a long time. Hope they are ok.

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Strange, we did have a larger colony much, much, much further to the West. We haven't heard from it for a long time. Hope they are ok.
You mean Canada ? Trees are going to become scarce there given the lumbermills output...

Anyways it seems that Sentinel is doing good science !
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:46 PM   #34
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Canada..it may well call itself that, good to hear from you. Do you have any news of another colony to your South?
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:43 PM   #35
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 Canada..it may well call itself that, good to hear from you. Do you have any news of another colony to your South?
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Well, the article I read said the iceberg was the size of Delaware. Maybe that's the colony you refer to.

Last time I checked the Dupont family owned half of it.
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:46 AM   #36
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The iceberg has been sold already? I was saving up for that.

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Old 09-21-2017, 08:11 AM   #37
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Witnessed by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission on 12 July 2017, a lump of ice more than twice the size of Luxembourg broke off the Larsen C ice shelf, spawning one of the largest icebergs on record and changing the outline of the Antarctic Peninsula forever. Over the following two months, systematic observations from Sentinel-1 showed that the A68 berg remained close, buffeting back and forth against the ice shelf. It was unclear what would happen to the berg because they can remain in one place for years.
However, the mission has revealed that A68 is now on the move and drifting out to sea. Images from 16 September show that there is a gap of about 18 km as the berg appears to be turning away from the shelf.
http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Ima...rg_on_the_move
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Big Antarctic iceberg edges out to sea
More ice cubes on the move:

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Old 09-25-2017, 11:51 AM   #39
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Engineers have been at Russia’s Plesetsk launch site for a month now, ticking off the jobs on the ‘to do’ list so that the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite is fit and ready for liftoff on 13 October. With the satellite now fuelled, the team has passed another milestone.
Fuelling a satellite is a particularly delicate operation. Hydrazine is extremely toxic so only a few specialists wearing ‘scape’ suits remain in the cleanroom.
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Ob...ellite_fuelled
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They were doing great. And then they took an anthem to the knee...
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Europe has begun the process of scoping an expansion to its Sentinel Earth observation network.
Six new satellite concepts will be studied, including a constellation of spacecraft that can monitor emissions of carbon dioxide.
Invitations to tender (ITTs) for the feasibility work will be sent out to industry in the coming weeks.
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http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Ima...can_land_cover

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At 20 m resolution, this land cover classification map of Africa was created using 180 000 Copernicus Sentinel-2A images captured between December 2015 and December 2016.
I'm sure the Sahara wasn't that big on our school maps,

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The air quality monitoring Sentinel-5P satellite is set for launch from Russia on 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Follow the launch via live webstream.

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On Friday, 13 October, Europe’s Sentinel-5P Earth observation mission will be lofted into space on a Russian rocket from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, with liftoff set for 09:27:30 GMT (11:27:30 CEST).
About 93 minutes later, at around 11:00 GMT, the satellite – having separated from the rocket and opened its solar panels – will transmit its first signals.
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Live from ESA’s technical heart in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, follow the event to celebrate the launch of the air quality monitoring Sentinel-5P satellite.

The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere is set for launch from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia on 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST).
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Replay of the Sentinel-5P liftoff on a Rockot from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) on 13 October 2017.
Sentinel-5P – the ‘P’ standing for ‘Precursor’ – is the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere. The satellite carries the state-of-the-art Tropomi instrument to map a multitude of trace gases such as nitrogen dioxide, ozone, formaldehyde, sulphur dioxide, methane, carbon monoxide and aerosols – all of which affect the air we breathe and therefore our health, and our climate.
http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Vid...nel-5P_liftoff

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The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.
The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today.
The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage at 3 min 3 sec and 5 min 19 sec, respectively. The upper stage then fired twice, delivering Sentinel-5P to its final orbit 79 min after liftoff.
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Ob...llite_in_orbit

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