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

Drones: Useful Earth observation platform, or an expensive toy?

Download this page in PDF format Commercial drones have undergone a sharp rise in popularity over the past decade. At the beginning of 2015, 133 drones were registered in the US for commercial purposes. By the end of the same … 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

Chinese Satellites Going Up, Chinese Satellite Coming Down

Download this page in PDF format It’s been a busy weekend for the Chinese space industry! On Saturday the China National Space Administration (CNSA) launched three new high resolution Gaofen-1 optical Earth Observation satellites from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre … Continue reading

First Light Images

Download this page in PDF format Two of the satellites launched on 12th January by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) have released their first images. We wrote about the launch two weeks ago, and wanted to follow up on … Continue reading

Have you read the top Pixalytics blogs of 2017?

Download this page in PDF format In our final blog of the year, we’re looking back at our most popular posts of the last twelve months. Have you read them all? Of the top ten most read blogs, nine were … Continue reading

Earth observation satellites in space in 2017?

Download this page in PDF format Earth Observation (EO) satellites currently account for just over a third of all the operational satellites orbiting the Earth. As we described two weeks ago, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists database there … Continue reading

Flip-Sides of Soil Moisture

Download this page in PDF format Soil moisture is an interesting measurement as it can be used to monitor two diametrically opposed conditions, namely floods and droughts. This was highlighted last week by maps produced from satellite data for the … 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. Venµs and OPTSAT-3000 were put … Continue reading

Queen’s Speech Targets Space

Download this page in PDF format Last week was the State Opening of Parliament in the UK following the General Election, this included the Queen’s Speech which set out the legislation the Government intends introduce in the coming Parliament. As … Continue reading