Flooding Forecasting & Mapping

Download this page in PDF format Media headlines this week have shouted that the UK is in for a sizzling summer with temperature in the nineties, coupled with potential flooding in August due to the La Niña weather process. The … 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

Collaborative Earth Observation

Download this page in PDF format Establishing Earth observation systems are large and expensive projects with the combination of satellite development and launch alongside the ground based infrastructure, but the direct Earth observation community itself is fairly small. Working collaboratively … Continue reading

The UK Space industry is healthy, but is it understood?

Download this page in PDF format Last week the UK Space Agency released the Executive Summary of its biennial report into the Size and Health of the UK Space Industry. It gives a positive overall picture with the industry having … Continue reading

Celebrating World Space Week!

Download this page in PDF format Did you know this is World Space Week? In 1999, the United Nations declared that World Space Week would occur between the 4th and 10th October each year. It chose these two dates because: … Continue reading

What the UK has launched into space

Download this page in PDF format Yesterday NASA announced its ambition to launch astronauts into space from American soil by 2017, and here the Government is currently assessing eight potential sites – including one in Cornwall – to be a … Continue reading

Can we launch a satellite?

Download this page in PDF format We’ve written a number of blogs about satellites being launched, and it got me wondering if anybody can launch one – in case Pixalytics ever wants to go into space. I know we’re a … Continue reading

America’s Roadmap for Earth Observations

Download this page in PDF format Have you all been keeping up with your reading of policy documents issued by the Executive Office of the President of the United States? If not, you may have missed their National Plan for … Continue reading