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

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

Monitoring Large & Small Animals From Space

Download this page in PDF format Using high resolution satellite imagery to monitor animals from space was in the news this week. We’ve written about this application of remote sensing before, but this time we’re looking at new techniques for … Continue reading

Latest Earth Observation Satellite Launches

Download this page in PDF format Earth observation (EO) satellites were amongst the payload on board the H-IIA rocket which was launched by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) at 1.08pm on Monday 29th October from the Tanegashima Space Center … Continue reading

NASA in Plymouth!

Download this page in PDF format It was great to be invited to give the introductory talk at the inaugural Plymouth NASA Space Apps Challenge last weekend. Space Apps is a two-day international hackathon hosted in cities around the world, … Continue reading

Earth Observation Ecosystem

Download this page in PDF format Last week I was in Brussels at the Copernicus Ecosystem Workshop 2018 which took place on the 9th and 10th October at the Docks Dome; an architecturally interesting building located on top of the … Continue reading

Celebrating Space Industry Milestones!

Download this page in PDF format Sixty years ago on the 1st October 1958 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA as most people refer to them, began operations. Ten days later they launched their first unmanned mission, Pioneer … Continue reading

Ice and Wind Measurements

Download this page in PDF format NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) is the latest Earth observation (EO) satellite mission to launch. It left Vandenberg Air Force Base in the United States at 13.02 GMT last Saturday. It’s … Continue reading