Earth Observation

Space Station Camera Captures Flooding in Calgary

When Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield installed a new “disaster cam” in the Destiny module window on the International Space Station (ISS) in January 2013, little did he know that one of the first disasters photographed would come from his homeland. The camera known as ISERV–the ISS SERVIR Environmental Research and Visualization System–snapped digital images of downtown Calgary as it was inundated by floodwaters in June …

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Fires in Quebec

On June 19, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of a large wildfire burning in western Quebec, near the shoreline of Hudson Bay.

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Fires in Northern Saskatchewan

NASA’s Aqua satellite collected this natural-color image with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, MODIS, instrument on June 05, 2013. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red. All three fires noted here are more than 100 hectares in size (>247 acres).

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Gulf of Saint Lawrence – MODIS Image of the Day

Every year, Arctic sea ice shrinks and grows, reaching its minimum in September and its maximum in February or March. As sea ice nears its maximum, it often begins to form in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence. That’s likely what was happening when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this true-color image on February 11, 2013.

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CSA Releases 2011 State of the Canadian Space Sector Report

State of the Canadian Spaced Sector 2011

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) released it’s annual State of the Canadian Space Sector Report earlier this month with its usual lack of notification. The report was supposedly released on December 3rd just days after the Aerospace Review report was released and just a couple of days before the Aerospace Summit. The question is why didn’t the CSA issue a press release about the report?

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