Satellites Could Revolutionize the Way Governments Monitor Rural Development
In many countries, national well-being is often monitored through on-the-ground household surveys, but new technology could change that.
Inside the Company Making California's New Climate Satellite
A hip factory in downtown San Francisco is producing miniature satellites with major implications for climate research and environmental preservation—and also for privacy.
How an Innovative Night Imaging System Could Help Curb Illegal Fishing
Global Fishing Watch, a non-profit group, is using new technology to fill in a major gap in its monitoring data.
This Satellite-Based Monitoring System Could Be a Game-Changer for Coral Reef Conservation
An innovative monitoring system would allow researchers, policymakers, and environmentalists to track reef damaging events across the globe in near-real time.
A Group of Scientists Is Helping to Determine the Future of America's Satellites
An influential new survey will help government agencies decide which satellite capabilities to fund.
India Launches Satellite Aboard Most Powerful Rocket in Country's History
The rocket helped propel a three-tonne GSAT-19 satellite into orbit, the country's largest to date.
We Can Now Detect Earthquakes From Space—and Maybe Venusquakes Too
Quakes may offer scientific clues about planets' interiors.
Snagging Free-Range Solar Power in Space Is An Option
Floating solar cells far above Earth and beaming the energy to the grid has shifted from loony to funded.
Space Probe to Measure How Sloshed Mother Earth Is
A European satellite scheduled to launch today will provide hard data on rising seas.