Preserving Earth Observation Datasets

Download this page in PDF format The opportunity to go back through history is one of the amazing strengths of satellite data. To decide in a morning that you want to go back and look what a place on the … Continue reading

Celebrating 3 Years of Sentinel-3!

Download this page in PDF format On February 16th 2016, just before 6 pm, the third Sentinel of the Copernicus programme, Sentinel-3A was launched. It was joined in space by its twin, Sentinel-3B, twenty-six months later on the 25 April … Continue reading

Is the UK Space Industry In Good Health in 2018?

Download this page in PDF format The UK Space Agency’s biennial ‘Size & Health of the UK Space Industry’ report for 2018 was issued last week. This is put together with the help of London Economics through online questionnaires with … Continue reading

Could Balloons Be Part Of Earth Observation’s Future?

Download this page in PDF format Reports from the United States last week highlighted the potential of stratospheric balloons to become part of the space in which the satellite industry operates. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA, … 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

Ice and Wind Measurements

Download this page in PDF format NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) is the latest Earth observation (EO) satellite mission to launch. It left Vandenberg Air Force Base in the United States at 13.02 GMT last Saturday. It’s … 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

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

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