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ISS Presentation 2011

February 17, 2011

Political Evolution of the International Space Station: Prospects for Future Success” was presented by Space Foundation research analyst Mariel John at the International Space University (ISU) annual three-day symposium in Strasbourg, France, Feb. 17, 2011. The theme of the symposium was “The International Space Station: Maximizing the Return from Extended Operations.” Political Evolution of the…

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Disease and Pandemic Early Warning

September 1, 2010

Data from remote sensing satellites can be used to provide warning of certain disease outbreaks and pandemics. Researchers create predictive software models by studying the link between environmental factors observable from space and epidemiological data for the population at risk. Several such systems are already in operation around the world, but there are many more…

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Solutions from Space: Faster, Safer, Greener Commercial Aviation

February 1, 2010

Space systems and technology offer a wide variety of benefits to the aviation community, ranging from improved navigation to in-flight entertainment. As the U.S. air traffic management system is modernized, airline passengers should experience fewer delays and safer flights due to satellite positioning, navigation, and timing. New air traffic control procedures will also help to…

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Solutions from Space: Space Applications for International Development

November 18, 2009

The first publication in our Solutions from Space series, this white paper discusses how space systems and applications can be used to enhance international development efforts. Satellite communications and remote sensing capabilities, in particular, have a great deal to offer developing nations. View presentations from the panel event on November 18, 2009 The first publication in our…

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