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Bering Strait

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-1 radar vision over the Bering Strait, which connects the Pacific and Arctic Oceans between Russia and Alaska To source

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Earth from Space

Offering radar vision, Sentinel-1 takes us over the Bering Strait, where the sea ice is particularly low this winter To source

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Swarm trio becomes a quartet

With the aim of making the best possible use of existing satellites, ESA and Canada have made a deal that turns Swarm into a four-satellite mission to shed even more light on space weather and features such as the aurora borealis. To source

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Operations image of the week: A large radio dish at Goonhilly, UK, once used for TV broadcasts, will communicate with deep-space craft To source

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Goonhilly goes deep space

Until now, if you’re an entrepreneur planning future missions beyond Earth, you’d have to ask a big space agency to borrow their deep-space antennas. Now, thanks to the UK’s county of Cornwall and ESA, you’ll have a commercial option, too. To source

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