How many satellites orbiting the Earth in 2019?

Download this page in PDF format This is our update on the satellites currently orbiting the Earth at the start of 2019. How many satellites are orbiting the Earth? According to the Index of Objects Launched into Outer Space, maintained … Continue reading

What Does 2019 Hold For Earth Observation Satellites?

Download this page in PDF format 2018 ended with the launch of over twenty Earth Observation (EO) satellites on the 27th December, onboard the Russian Soyuz rocket from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. Amongst its payload were: Kanopus-V 5 and 6 – … Continue reading

Did you read the top Pixalytics blogs of 2018?

Download this page in PDF format This week we’re looking back at most popular posts of the last twelve months. Question is, how many have you read? 2018 was a really successful one for our website. The number of view … Continue reading

Advent-ures in Remote Sensing

Download this page in PDF format Time flies when you’re having fun, that’s why my first month at Pixalytics passed so fast. Like other students who have been here before me, I’m writing these words about my first impressions of … Continue reading

Highlights from the 14th Appleton Space Conference

Download this page in PDF format The 14th Appleton Space Conference took place last week on Thursday 6th December at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at Harwell. This annual one-day conference is an opportunity to hear the latest developments relevant to … Continue reading

Is there life on Mars?

Download this page in PDF format On November 26th 2018 at 19:52:59 GMT, Mars welcomed the arrival of its latest inhabitant, the ‘Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport’ lander, or InSight for short. This marks the 8th … Continue reading

Developing a Drought & Flood Mitigation Service for Uganda

Download this page in PDF format It’s an exciting week as I’m in sunny Kampala in Uganda helping demonstrate the Beta version of the Drought and Flood Mitigation Service (DFMS) we’re part of developing. We’ve already had a number of … Continue reading

Could Balloons Be Part Of Earth Observation’s Future?

Download this page in PDF format Reports from the United States last week highlighted the potential of stratospheric balloons to become part of the space in which the satellite industry operates. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA, … Continue reading

Monitoring the Impact of Glacial Melt With Satellites

Download this page in PDF format Two interesting, and indirectly linked, articles were published in the last few weeks looking at how satellite imagery and remote sensing techniques are being used to monitor changes in glaciers across the globe. Firstly, … Continue reading