Fire & Ice

Download this page in PDF format NASA has produced a couple of articles in the last few weeks demonstrating how Earth Observation (EO) data can help monitor both ends of the temperature spectrum. Beginning with the heat, they’ve produced a … Continue reading

Earth Day Observations

Download this page in PDF format The 22nd April is the globally celebrated annual Earth Day co-ordinated by the Earth Day Network and celebrated by 192 countries. This is the forty-ninth Earth Day, and this year the theme is ‘To … Continue reading

New Lasers and Aircraft

Download this page in PDF format There have been some interesting first steps within the Earth Observation industry this week. Firstly, NASA provided the first data from it’s Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) mission – pronounced Jedi!! The mission was … Continue reading

Greening Our World

Download this page in PDF format We’re so used to seeing headlines about humans destroying the rainforests, swaths of deforestation and our activities affecting the climate; seeing a report suggesting we are making the planet the greener caught our attention. … Continue reading

Is there life on Mars?

Download this page in PDF format On November 26th 2018 at 19:52:59 GMT, Mars welcomed the arrival of its latest inhabitant, the ‘Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport’ lander, or InSight for short. This marks the 8th … Continue reading

NASA in Plymouth!

Download this page in PDF format It was great to be invited to give the introductory talk at the inaugural Plymouth NASA Space Apps Challenge last weekend. Space Apps is a two-day international hackathon hosted in cities around the world, … Continue reading

Celebrating Space Industry Milestones!

Download this page in PDF format Sixty years ago on the 1st October 1958 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA as most people refer to them, began operations. Ten days later they launched their first unmanned mission, Pioneer … Continue reading

Ice and Wind Measurements

Download this page in PDF format NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) is the latest Earth observation (EO) satellite mission to launch. It left Vandenberg Air Force Base in the United States at 13.02 GMT last Saturday. It’s … Continue reading

Earth, Wind and Fire Satellites

Download this page in PDF format We’re looking at current satellite launches interested in measuring the Earth, wind and fire: Earth China launched its Gaofen-11 satellite, via the Long March 4B rocket, on the 30th July from the Taiyuan Satellite … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Earth Observation!

Download this page in PDF format This week, arguably, marks the birth of the modern Earth Observation (EO). On the 23rd July 1972, the first Landsat satellite was launched – although at the time it was called Earth Resources Technology … Continue reading