Middle Earth Observation!

Download this page in PDF format The 2018 UK National Earth Observation (EO) Conference took place last week, and this review is our highlights of three days in Birmingham! The conference was a joint collaboration between the Remote Sensing & … Continue reading

How many satellites are orbiting the Earth in 2018?

Download this page in PDF format If you’d like to see the 2019 update, please click here. This is our annual update on the satellites currently orbiting the Earth. How many satellites are orbiting the Earth? According to the Index … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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 AdĂ©lie … Continue reading

Flywheels Spinning At Data.Space

Download this page in PDF format The Data.Space Conference took place last week in Glasgow. It was an interesting, thought-provoking and useful event, which felt very friendly and was distinguished by the seniority of the attendees with a lot of … Continue reading

Big Data From Space

Download this page in PDF format Last week I attended the 2017 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS’17) that was held in Toulouse, France. The conference was co-organised by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Joint Research Centre (JRC) … 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