50th Anniversary of First Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

Download this page in PDF format A celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE) takes place in Vienna next week. Since the first one in 1968, … Continue reading

Sentinels Watch Over Common Agricultural Policy

Download this page in PDF format A new programme was launched on the 22nd May enabling Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data to be used to support the monitoring of the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The principles of CAP were … Continue reading

Stung By Unauthorised Launches

Download this page in PDF format Unauthorised satellite launches caught our eye this week. According to reports the US firm Swarm Technologies Inc. launched four satellites in January without the permission of the US satellite regulator, the Federal Communications Commission … Continue reading

Will You Have To Pay For Landsat Data?

Interesting discussions are taking place in the US on the position of free-to-access data which has the potential to affect everyone working in the downstream industry. Continue reading

EO Market Is a-Changin’

Download this page in PDF format Historically, if you wanted satellite Earth Observation (EO) data your first port of call was usually NASA, or NOAA for meteorological data, and more recently you’d look at the European Union’s Copernicus programme. Data … Continue reading

Queen’s Speech Targets Space

Download this page in PDF format Last week was the State Opening of Parliament in the UK following the General Election, this included the Queen’s Speech which set out the legislation the Government intends introduce in the coming Parliament. As … Continue reading

Earth Observation Looking Good in 2017!

Download this page in PDF format 2017 is looking like an exciting one for Earth Observation (EO), judging by the number of significant satellites planned for launch this year. We thought it would be interesting to give an overview of … Continue reading

Will Earth Observation’s power base shift in 2017?

Download this page in PDF format We’re only a few days into 2017, but this year may see the start of a seismic shift in the Earth Observation (EO) power base. We’ve previously described how the sustainable EO industry really … Continue reading

Is the UK Space Industry in good health?

Download this page in PDF format Last week the UK Space Agency issued its latest report on the Size and Health of the UK Space Industry, covering 2013/14 and 2014/15. There are a number of eye-catching headlines, but this broad-brush … Continue reading

UK Government View On ESA and Space Industry

Download this page in PDF format This week we got a glimpse of the UK Government’s view on the space industry, with the publication of Satellites and Space: Government Response to the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee’s Third … Continue reading