Next-generation Earth satellite lifts off

NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) made a textbook launch at 1:02 pm EST yesterday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Oldest Earth-observing satellite to retire

The US Geological Survey is to decomission Landsat 5 - the longest-operating Earth observing satellite mission ever.

Google promises to help governments monitor deforestation

With widespread pessimism about the outcome of the Cancun climate summit this week, there's already one good thing that's come out of it - from Google.