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

Looking To Earth Observation’s Future

Download this page in PDF format The future is very much the theme for Earth Observation (EO) in Europe this week. One of the biggest potential impacts for the industry could come out of a meeting that took place yesterday, … Continue reading

No Paraskevidekatriaphobia For Sentinel-5P!

Download this page in PDF format On Friday the latest of the Sentinel satellites, Sentinel-5P, is due to be launched at 09.27 GMT from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Friday is the 13th October, and within parts of the western world … Continue reading

Two New Earth Observation Satellites Launched

Download this page in PDF format Two new Earth observation satellites were launched last week from European Space Centre in Kourou in French Guyana, although you may only get to see the data from one. Venµs and OPTSAT-3000 were put … 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

Earth Observation Looking Good in 2017!

Download this page in PDF format 2017 is looking like an exciting one for Earth Observation (EO), judging by the number of significant satellites planned for launch this year. We thought it would be interesting to give an overview of … Continue reading

UK Government View On ESA and Space Industry

Download this page in PDF format This week we got a glimpse of the UK Government’s view on the space industry, with the publication of Satellites and Space: Government Response to the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee’s Third … Continue reading

High Noon for ESA Funding

Download this page in PDF format The future direction of the space industry in Europe is set to be debated at the European Space Agency (ESA) Ministerial Council taking place at the start of December. It will look at the … 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