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

Brexit and the Earth Observation Market

Download this page in PDF format Last week the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU). For us it was sad day, evidenced by the fact that on voting day Sam was at the European Association of Remote Sensing … 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

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-2A Data Released Into The Wild

Download this page in PDF format Sentinel -2A is already producing some fantastic images, and last week ESA announced the availability of Sentinel-2A orthorectified products in the Sentinel Data Hub. This will enable Sentinel-2 data to be accessed more widely, … Continue reading

How many satellites are orbiting the Earth in 2015?

Download this page in PDF format If you’d like the updated details for 2016, please click here. A satellite can be defined as an artificial body placed in orbit around a planet in order to collect information, or for communication. … Continue reading

Is space a good investment?

Download this page in PDF format Space is an expensive, and uncertain, environment to work in, and decisions to invest in space technology and missions are frequently questioned in the current global economic climate. Headline figures of tens of millions, … Continue reading