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

Middle Earth Observation!

Download this page in PDF format The 2018 UK National Earth Observation (EO) Conference took place last week, and this review is our highlights of three days in Birmingham! The conference was a joint collaboration between the Remote Sensing & … Continue reading

How many Earth observation satellites are in space in 2018?

Download this page in PDF format Earth Observation (EO) satellites currently account for over one third of the operational satellites orbiting the Earth. As we described two weeks ago, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) satellite database there … Continue reading

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

Earth, Wind and Fire Satellites

Download this page in PDF format We’re looking at current satellite launches interested in measuring the Earth, wind and fire: Earth China launched its Gaofen-11 satellite, via the Long March 4B rocket, on the 30th July from the Taiyuan Satellite … Continue reading

Future UK Satellite Launches?

Download this page in PDF format Over the last few years the number of satellites being launched has increased dramatically, driven by the rise of smaller satellites. This increase has also led to a logjam in available launch vehicles, which … Continue reading

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

Sentinel 3B Sets Forth

Download this page in PDF format The latest Sentinel satellite in the Copernicus programme, 3B, launched on the 25th April from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Lift-off was at 18.57 (BST) and you could have watched the event live on … Continue reading

Chinese Satellites Going Up, Chinese Satellite Coming Down

Download this page in PDF format It’s been a busy weekend for the Chinese space industry! On Saturday the China National Space Administration (CNSA) launched three new high resolution Gaofen-1 optical Earth Observation satellites from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre … Continue reading

Celebrating Landsat & the Winter Olympics

Download this page in PDF format The Landsat programme achieved a couple of significant milestones over the last two weeks. Firstly, the 11th February marked the five year anniversary of the launch of Landsat 8 which took place at the … Continue reading