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

Four Key Earth Observation Trends For 2018

Download this page in PDF format This week we’re looking at this year’s key trends in Earth Observation (EO) that you need to know. Rise of the Data Buckets! EO data is big! Anyone who has tried to process EO … Continue reading

Brexit Biting for UK Space Industry

Download this page in PDF format UK companies involved in European Commission space programmes face an uncertain future according to media reports over the last week. The Financial Times reported that the European Commission wanted two key clauses in the … Continue reading

Sentinel To Be Launched

Download this page in PDF format Sentinel-2B was launched at 01:49 GMT on the 7th March from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. It’s the second of a constellation of optical satellites which are part of the European Commission’s Copernicus Programme. Its … Continue reading

Space Strategy For Europe

Download this page in PDF format A Space Strategy for Europe was issued last week by the European Commission (EC), based around four strategic goals. Maximising the Benefits of Space for Society and the European Union (EU) Economy Fostering a … Continue reading

Sentinel’s Milestone and Millstone

Download this page in PDF format There was be a significant milestone achieved for the European Commission’s Copernicus Programme with the launch of the Sentinel-1B satellite. It was the fourth satellite launched, and will complete the first of the planned constellations as the … Continue reading

Satellite Data Continuity: Hero or Achilles Heel?

Download this page in PDF format One of satellite remote sensing’s greatest strengths is the archive of historical data available, allowing researchers to analyse how areas change over years or even decades – for example, Landsat data has a forty … Continue reading

Sentinel-3 Sets Sail

Download this page in PDF format At 17.57 GMT yesterday (16th February 2016) Sentinel-3 set sail from the Plesetsk Space Centre in Russia, heading for its 814 km sun-synchronous low Earth orbit. Like all the other Sentinel launches, we were … Continue reading