Landsat Turns 45!

Download this page in PDF format Landsat has celebrated forty-five years of Earth observation this week. The first Landsat mission was Earth Resources Technology Satellite 1 (ERTS-1), which was launched into a sun-synchronous near polar orbit on the 23 July … Continue reading

AgriTech Seeds Start to Grow in Cornwall

Download this page in PDF format On Monday I attended the Jump Start AgriTech event hosted by the South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications at the Tremough Innovation Centre on the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus near Falmouth … Continue reading

Small Sea Salinity & Satellite Navigation Irrigation

Download this page in PDF format A couple of interesting articles came out in the last week relating to ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission. It caught our attention, as we’re currently knee deep in SMOS data at … 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

Remote Sensing Goes Cold

Download this page in PDF format Remote sensing over the Polar Regions has poked its head above the ice recently. On the 8th February The Cryosphere, a journal of the European Geosciences Union, published a paper by Smith et al … Continue reading

World Record Satellite Launch

Download this page in PDF format Next week the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) plans to launch 104 satellites in one go aboard its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) that will take off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, … Continue reading

Have you read the top Pixalytics blogs of 2016?

Download this page in PDF format As this is the final blog of the year we’d like to take a look back over the past fifty-two weeks and see which blog’s captured people’s attention, and conversely which did not! It … Continue reading

It’s World Space Week!!

Download this page in PDF format Did you know it’s World Space Week? It occurs between the 4th and 10th October each year, because: On 4th October 1957 the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched; and On 10th … Continue reading

Remote Sensing and the DIKW Pyramid

Download this page in PDF format Satellite remote sensing industry is evolving and anyone working in it needs to become familiar with the Data, information, Knowledge, Wisdom (DIKW) pyramid as this is one map, albeit simplistic, of the industry’s and … Continue reading

Living Planet Is Really Buzzing!

Download this page in PDF format This week I’m at the 2016 European Space Agency’s Living Planet Symposium taking place in sunny Prague. I didn’t arrive until lunchtime on Monday and with the event already underway I hurried to the … Continue reading