Amateur Space Weekly - January 18

This week's review of news from the world of amateur space exploration includes kids building hardware for Nasa, student science projects heading to orbit, crowdsourcing better weather forecasts, using balloons to look down on meteor showers, and amateur astronomy in Afghanistan.

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Amateur Space Weekly - November 28

Amateur Space Weekly - November 28

Could we crowdsource the Moon? Australian teens coding space robots. Spotting fish-poachers from space. Meteorites, exoplanets, rovers, and more news from the world of amateur space exploration in this week's recap.

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Truth from Space: Satellite images help journalists and humanitarians

Truth from Space: Satellite images help journalists and humanitarians

The Antares rocket explosion destroyed 26 satellites that were supposed to add to Planet Lab’s growing fleet in Earth orbit. Although the month ended badly, Planet Labs already has over 70 satellites in orbit. Fleets of satellites from Planet Labs and competitors like Skybox and DigitalGlobe take pictures of Earth daily. A growing number of journalists and humanitarian organizations use satellite images to uncover facts that would otherwise remain hidden. Here’s a recap of October’s satellite truth-seekers.

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Space images lets you see burning oil fields around the world and close to home

Space images lets you see burning oil fields around the world and close to home

SkyTruth’s Global Flaring Visualization project maps nighttime satellite images of the Earth to show the full extent of the oil industry’s natural gas flaring - a practice that wastes billions of dollars and adds to our carbon footprint.

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Tomnod's Crowdsourcing will let Amateurs Fight Indonesian Fires... from Space

Tomnod's Crowdsourcing will let Amateurs Fight Indonesian Fires... from Space

Global Forest Watch Fires, will use near real-time satellite images of Indonesian forests to spot illegal and out-of-control forest fires. With the Tomnod crowdsourcing service, amateur fire-spotters around the world will help assess the damage.

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Amateur Space News April 16, 2014

Today’s headlines include a human security alert based on satellite images, a contest to find new satellite imaging applications, web apps for planet hunters, and an ISS experiment built and operated by high school students.

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Amateur Space News April 7, 2014

Today's headlines include high school students sending experiments to the International Space Station, amateur satellite and rocketry projects, using satellites to document human rights abuses in South Sudan, and another profile of a Mars One candidate.

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Satellite Sentinel Project uses space to make a difference

The Satellite Sentinel Project uses satellite images to document human rights abuses and civilian casualties in South Sudan. Their analysis complements on-the-ground reports collected by the Enough Project and helps to raise awareness of atrocities committed by armed groups that prey on defenseless civilians.

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