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

UKSEDS National Student Space Conference 2017

Download this page in PDF format The 2017 UKSEDS National Student Space Conference took place last weekend at the University of Exeter and I was delighted to be asked to give a presentation. UKSEDS, the acronym of the ‘UK Students … Continue reading

Have you read the top Pixalytics blogs of 2016?

Download this page in PDF format As this is the final blog of the year we’d like to take a look back over the past fifty-two weeks and see which blog’s captured people’s attention, and conversely which did not! It … Continue reading

Small Satellites Step Forward

Download this page in PDF format We’re all about small satellites with this blog, after looking at the big beast that is GOES-R last week. Small satellites, microsatellites, cubesats or one of the other myriad of names they’re described as, … Continue reading

Earth observation: Launches Gone, Launches Due & Launches Planned

Download this page in PDF format September is a busy month for Earth observation satellites, and so here is a round-up of the month. Launches Gone The Indian Space Research Agency (ISRA) launched the INSAT-3DR weather satellite on September 8th … Continue reading

Earth observation satellites in space in 2016

Download this page in PDF format If you’d like the 2017 update, please click here. Earth Observation (EO) satellites account for just over one quarter of all the operational satellites currently orbiting the Earth. As noted last week there are … Continue reading

Remote Sensing and the DIKW Pyramid

Download this page in PDF format Satellite remote sensing industry is evolving and anyone working in it needs to become familiar with the Data, information, Knowledge, Wisdom (DIKW) pyramid as this is one map, albeit simplistic, of the industry’s and … Continue reading

Monitoring ocean acidification from space

Download this page in PDF format What is ocean acidification? Since the industrial revolution the oceans have absorbed approximately 50% of the CO2 produced by human activities (The Royal Society, 2005). Scientists previously saw this oceanic absorption as advantageous, however … Continue reading

Is the remote sensing market an urban legend?

Download this page in PDF format The remote sensing/Earth observation (EO) market is like the Yeti or the Loch Ness Monster – there are plenty of people out there who tell you it exists, but very few companies have seen … Continue reading

Is This The Worst Global Coral Bleaching Event Ever?

Download this page in PDF format It was announced last week that 93% of the Great Barrier Reef has been hit by coral bleaching due to rising sea temperatures from El Niño and climate change. We first wrote about the … Continue reading