Future UK Satellite Launches?

Download this page in PDF format Over the last few years the number of satellites being launched has increased dramatically, driven by the rise of smaller satellites. This increase has also led to a logjam in available launch vehicles, which … 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

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

UK Government View On ESA and Space Industry

Download this page in PDF format This week we got a glimpse of the UK Government’s view on the space industry, with the publication of Satellites and Space: Government Response to the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee’s Third … 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

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

Shrinking Satellites

Download this page in PDF format Satellites, like Dairy Milk, Mars Bars and Snickers, are getting smaller these days. Factors contributing to this shrinkage include new technology, continued miniaturisation of computing components and increased launch costs – whereas smaller size … Continue reading