UK Earth Observation Satellites Launched Beneath No Deal Brexit Shadow

Download this page in PDF format It’s been a bit of rollercoaster week for the UK Space Industry. The positive news is that on Sunday, 16th September, at 16.38 GMT two UK satellites were launched onboard the Polar Satellite Launch … Continue reading

Sentinels Watch Over Common Agricultural Policy

Download this page in PDF format A new programme was launched on the 22nd May enabling Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data to be used to support the monitoring of the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The principles of CAP were … Continue reading

EO Market Is a-Changin’

Download this page in PDF format Historically, if you wanted satellite Earth Observation (EO) data your first port of call was usually NASA, or NOAA for meteorological data, and more recently you’d look at the European Union’s Copernicus programme. Data … 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

Brexit: Science & Space

Download this page in PDF format Brexit currently dominates UK politics. Whilst it’s clear the UK is leaving the European Union (EU) in March 2019, the practical impact, and consequences, are still a confused fog hanging over everything. The UK … 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

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

Collaborative Earth Observation

Download this page in PDF format Establishing Earth observation systems are large and expensive projects with the combination of satellite development and launch alongside the ground based infrastructure, but the direct Earth observation community itself is fairly small. Working collaboratively … Continue reading

Copernicus ready for lift off!

Download this page in PDF format The first satellite of the European Union’s Copernicus project, Sentinel-1A, is due to be launched next Thursday, April 3rd. The project aims to create a constellation of satellites providing a range of Earth Observation … Continue reading