Archive for April, 2015

Celestial fireworks celebrate Hubble’s 25th anniversary

  The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resembles a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary of the NASA Hubble space telescope image – commemorating a quarter century of exploring the solar system and beyond since its launch on 24 April 1990. Hubble has completely transformed our view of the universe, revealing […]

Satellite data supports disaster response in Nepal

  In response to the devastating 7,8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Nepal on 25 April 2015, DigitalGlobe has made high resolution satellite imagery of the affected areas freely available online to all groups involved in the response and recovery effort. This imagery can be accessed via (username: nepal, password: forcrisis​). DigitalGlobe activated FirstLook, the […]

Utility accelerates power station plant maintenance

  Eskom reports that is has successfully performed the first part of its planned maintenance drive, which began on 24 April 2015, without load shedding, and that it will continue with its maintenance schedule over weekends. Eskom’s acting chief executive, Brian Molefe, says that the utility’s maintenance teams were able to perform planned maintenance on 2303 MW […]