The Advanced Land Observing Satellite-4 (ALOS-4) is a satellite to observe the Earth's surface using its onboard phased array type L-band synthetic aperture radar (PALSAR-3). The L-band radar technology has continuously been developed in Japan. With further improved observation performance compared to the predecessor PALSAR-2 aboard the DAICHI-2 (ALOS-2), JAXA and its prime contractor, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, are developing the satellite aiming at achieving both high resolution and a broader observation swath.

ESA Set to Launch Φsat-2: Harnessing AI for Advanced Earth Observation

In a significant advancement for space technology, the European Space Agency (ESA) is set to launch Φsat-2, a cutting-edge Earth observation satellite designed to demonstrate the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI). Scheduled to liftoff in July 2024, Φsat-2 represents a new era in real-time, AI-powered Earth observation.

martin.hilljegerdes Thu, 11 Jul 2024 - 14:19

United Nations World Space Forum 2024 - "Sustainable Space for Sustainability on Earth"

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12/03/2024, 12:00am - 12/05/2024, 12:00am
UN Campus Bonn
Registration Opens for the World Space Forum 2024 in Bonn, Germany

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), in collaboration with the German Space Agency at DLR, the United Arab Emirates, and Peru, has officially opened registration for the World Space Forum 2024. Scheduled to take place at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, from 3-5 December 2024, the event will center on the theme "Sustainable Space for Sustainability on Earth."

martin.hilljegerdes Fri, 5 Jul 2024 - 13:39
JAXA Launches ALOS-4 Satellite to Revolutionize Disaster Management

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-4 “DAICHI-4” (ALOS-4) on 1 July 2024 aboard the third H3 Launch Vehicle (H3 F3) from the Tanegashima Space Center. This new satellite is set to play a crucial role in disaster management and environmental monitoring.

martin.hilljegerdes Wed, 3 Jul 2024 - 11:51

Flood in Uruguay

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Weeks of heavy rainfall in South America caused floods in Uruguay.

Nine provinces were affected, including Treinta y Tres, Paysandu, Durazno, and Salto. The floods affected over 4000 people, many of whom had to be evacuated.

The floods were exacerbated in some areas by the high water levels on the Uruguay River, which caused floods in neighbouring Brazil and Argentina.

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER requested the activation on behalf of the National Emergency System (SINAE) of the Presidency of Uruguay.