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

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

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

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

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