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

Earth Observation’s Flying Start to 2018

Download this page in PDF format Earth Observation (EO) is taking off again in 2018 with a scheduled launch of 31 satellites next Friday, 12th January, from a single rocket by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The launch will … Continue reading

Differences Between Optical & Radar Satellite Data

Download this page in PDF format The two main types of satellite data are optical and radar used in remote sensing. We’re going to take a closer look at each type using the Ankgor Wat site in Cambodia, which was … Continue reading

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little SAR

Download this page in PDF format Last week ESA released a new synthetic aperture radar (SAR) dataset from NASA’s Seasat mission; nothing unusual in that you might think, except that this data is over 36 years old. As part of … Continue reading

Copernicus ready for lift off!

Download this page in PDF format The first satellite of the European Union’s Copernicus project, Sentinel-1A, is due to be launched next Thursday, April 3rd. The project aims to create a constellation of satellites providing a range of Earth Observation … Continue reading