To Copernicus & beyond!

Download this page in PDF format In the second part of our ESA Living Planet Symposium review, we’re going to concentrate on the Copernicus Programme as it’s one of the main factors driving innovation in the Earth Observation industry at … Continue reading

ESA 2019 Living Planet Symposium Review – Part 1

Download this page in PDF format Last week saw over 4 200 Earth Observation (EO) enthusiasts from over 80 countries travel to Milan to attend ESA’s Living Planet Symposium. With a total of 187 scheduled scientific sessions, as well as … Continue reading

Satellite Marine Applications Making Waves

Download this page in PDF format Last week I was invited to talk at an evening event organised by the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), which took place at the Met Office. It was titled ‘Satellite data for marine applications’ and … Continue reading

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

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. Ven”s 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