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

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

UK Earth Observation Satellites Launched Beneath No Deal Brexit Shadow

Download this page in PDF format It’s been a bit of rollercoaster week for the UK Space Industry. The positive news is that on Sunday, 16th September, at 16.38 GMT two UK satellites were launched onboard the Polar Satellite Launch … Continue reading

Life-size Statues: Ancient and Modern

Download this page in PDF format We’ve had an interesting couple of days exploring the juxtaposition of the ancient and modern worlds on a short holiday in Liverpool. The city is currently home to the ‘China’s First Emperor and the … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Earth Observation!

Download this page in PDF format This week, arguably, marks the birth of the modern Earth Observation (EO). On the 23rd July 1972, the first Landsat satellite was launched – although at the time it was called Earth Resources Technology … Continue reading

Is China Becoming the Worlds Earth Observation Power?

Download this page in PDF format Whilst Europe’s Earth Observation (EO) community was focussed on the successful launch of Sentinel-3B last week, you may have missed that it was also an exciting few days for the Chinese EO and space … 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

Can You See The Great Wall of China From Space?

Download this page in PDF format Dating back over two thousand three hundred years, the Great Wall of China winds its way from east to west across the northern part of the country. The current remains were built during Ming … Continue reading

China’s Geo-Information Survey

Download this page in PDF format The first national geo-information study of China was released last week at a State Council Information Office press briefing. The study, also referred to as the national census of geographic conditions, was originally announced … Continue reading

Four reasons why 2016 will be big for Earth observation

Download this page in PDF format 2016 has caught its first few rays of sunlight, but is already shaping up to be an exciting year for Earth observation (EO). Here are four reasons why: Reason One China launched the world’s … Continue reading