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New Lasers and Aircraft

Download this page in PDF format There have been some interesting first steps within the Earth Observation industry this week. Firstly, NASA provided the first data from it’s Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) mission – pronounced Jedi!! The mission was … Continue reading

Preserving Earth Observation Datasets

Download this page in PDF format The opportunity to go back through history is one of the amazing strengths of satellite data. To decide in a morning that you want to go back and look what a place on the … Continue reading

New Hyperspectral Satellite!

Download this page in PDF format The latest Earth Observation (EO) satellite to go into orbit is the Italian PRISMA satellite that was launched from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana at 0150 GMT on 22nd March 2019. … Continue reading

British Science Week 2019!

Download this page in PDF format We’re in the middle of the 2019 British Science Week! It’s an annual event promoting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) across the UK and, slightly contrary to its name runs for ten days, … Continue reading

Anti-slavery and Forest Protection with Earth Observation

Download this page in PDF format Land classification has long been a key staple of the Earth Observation industry, and at the end of January, an exciting paper was published on how satellite data could be used to support work … Continue reading

Egypt’s Latest Earth Observation Satellite Launched

Download this page in PDF format EgyptSat-A, also known as MisrSat-A, was launched on Thursday 21st February from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan by the Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat rocket. This is Egypt’s third Earth observation satellite following EgyptSat-1 and EgyptSat-2. which were … Continue reading

Celebrating 3 Years of Sentinel-3!

Download this page in PDF format On February 16th 2016, just before 6 pm, the third Sentinel of the Copernicus programme, Sentinel-3A was launched. It was joined in space by its twin, Sentinel-3B, twenty-six months later on the 25 April … Continue reading

Greening Our World

Download this page in PDF format We’re so used to seeing headlines about humans destroying the rainforests, swaths of deforestation and our activities affecting the climate; seeing a report suggesting we are making the planet the greener caught our attention. … Continue reading

Is the UK Space Industry In Good Health in 2018?

Download this page in PDF format The UK Space Agency’s biennial ‘Size & Health of the UK Space Industry’ report for 2018 was issued last week. This is put together with the help of London Economics through online questionnaires with … Continue reading

Finding Space in Glasgow

Download this page in PDF format The Data.Space 2019 Conference took place in Glasgow last week, with the key messages of the event focused on new developments in the space industry, need for more transparent pricing for purchasing satellite data … Continue reading