How many satellites are orbiting the Earth in 2018?

Download this page in PDF format This is our annual update on the satellites currently orbiting the Earth. How many satellites are orbiting the Earth? According to the Index of Objects Launched into Outer Space maintained by the United Nations … 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

How many satellites are orbiting the Earth in 2017?

Download this page in PDF format If you’d like to see the 2018 update, please click here. This is our annual update on the satellites currently orbiting the Earth. How many satellites are orbiting the Earth? According to the Index … Continue reading

Evolution of the Earth Observation Market

Download this page in PDF format The changing Earth Observation (EO) market has been a topic of office conversation this week at Pixalytics. We’re currently in the final stage of developing our own product portal, and it was interesting to … Continue reading

UKSEDS National Student Space Conference 2017

Download this page in PDF format The 2017 UKSEDS National Student Space Conference took place last weekend at the University of Exeter and I was delighted to be asked to give a presentation. UKSEDS, the acronym of the ‘UK Students … Continue reading

How many satellites are orbiting the Earth in 2016?

Download this page in PDF format If you’d liked the updated details for 2017, please click here. This is our annual update on the satellites currently orbiting the Earth. How many satellites are orbiting the Earth? According to the Index … Continue reading

Supercharging Satellite Data

Download this page in PDF format Satellite remote sensing is set for a speed turbo boost with the launch of the less than snappily named EDRS. The first node of the European Data Relay System (EDRS), which is effectively a … Continue reading

Why the Current Internet Satellite Space Race Matters?

Download this page in PDF format The starting gun fired some time ago on the race to create a global satellite internet network. Last week OneWeb, backed by the Virgin Group and Qualcomm, stretched its legs with the announcement of … Continue reading

What the UK has launched into space

Download this page in PDF format Yesterday NASA announced its ambition to launch astronauts into space from American soil by 2017, and here the Government is currently assessing eight potential sites – including one in Cornwall – to be a … Continue reading

Random Numbers from Space

Download this page in PDF format The concept of randomness, and creation of random numbers, has been part of human culture for thousands of years; in fifth century Athens, they considered elections undemocratic, everyone was considered equal and they selected … Continue reading