50th Anniversary of First Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

Download this page in PDF format A celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE) takes place in Vienna next week. Since the first one in 1968, … Continue reading

First Image and First Orbits

Download this page in PDF format Last week the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a fantastic shot of the Earth, shown on the left, from the GOES-17 satellite. The satellite was launched on the 1st March 2018 and … Continue reading

Stung By Unauthorised Launches

Download this page in PDF format Unauthorised satellite launches caught our eye this week. According to reports the US firm Swarm Technologies Inc. launched four satellites in January without the permission of the US satellite regulator, the Federal Communications Commission … Continue reading

Next Satellites Twins Ready For Launch

Download this page in PDF format The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) twin satellite mission is scheduled for launch on Monday, 21st May, from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It will be aboard the SpaceX Falcon … Continue reading

Will You Have To Pay For Landsat Data?

Interesting discussions are taking place in the US on the position of free-to-access data which has the potential to affect everyone working in the downstream industry. Continue reading

Is China Becoming the Worlds Earth Observation Power?

Download this page in PDF format Whilst Europe’s Earth Observation (EO) community was focussed on the successful launch of Sentinel-3B last week, you may have missed that it was also an exciting few days for the Chinese EO and space … Continue reading

Sentinel 3B Sets Forth

Download this page in PDF format The latest Sentinel satellite in the Copernicus programme, 3B, launched on the 25th April from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Lift-off was at 18.57 (BST) and you could have watched the event live on … Continue reading

Picking Up Penguins From Space

Download this page in PDF format World Wildlife Day is the 3rd March, and so fittingly this blog is looking at how satellite imagery and remote sensing techniques were used to recently discover an unknown colony of 1.5 million Adélie … Continue reading

Four Key Earth Observation Trends For 2018

Download this page in PDF format This week we’re looking at this year’s key trends in Earth Observation (EO) that you need to know. Rise of the Data Buckets! EO data is big! Anyone who has tried to process EO … Continue reading