Nipping Fleet Problems in the Bud with GPS

Satellite GPS tracking data is helping to recover stolen automobiles and increase employee accountability. General Motors has installed a Stolen Vehicle Slowdown capability in 1.7 million of its new vehicles…

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Benefiting the GLOBE By Working Together

Since 1995, NASA, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) have operated the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)…

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Measuring Industrial Emissions

In another example of space spinoff technology in the environmental and energy sector, German company ESCUBE produces sensors to monitor emissions from industrial heating systems. The company uses technology originally…

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Powder Keeps Oil Spills in Check

Space technology plays a role in monitoring and responding to environmental disasters unfolding in real time, such as the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. During the oil spill response,…

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Mapping “Hot Spots” to Fight Fires

The same wide perspective that allows satellites to track the effects of an insect infestation helps forest managers and emergency response agencies to monitor and respond to forest and wildfires.…

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