Fire & Ice

Download this page in PDF format NASA has produced a couple of articles in the last few weeks demonstrating how Earth Observation (EO) data can help monitor both ends of the temperature spectrum. Beginning with the heat, they’ve produced a … Continue reading

Is the UK Space Industry In Good Health in 2018?

Download this page in PDF format The UK Space Agency’s biennial ‘Size & Health of the UK Space Industry’ report for 2018 was issued last week. This is put together with the help of London Economics through online questionnaires with … Continue reading

UK Earth Observation Satellites Launched Beneath No Deal Brexit Shadow

Download this page in PDF format It’s been a bit of rollercoaster week for the UK Space Industry. The positive news is that on Sunday, 16th September, at 16.38 GMT two UK satellites were launched onboard the Polar Satellite Launch … Continue reading

Drones: Useful Earth observation platform, or an expensive toy?

Download this page in PDF format Commercial drones have undergone a sharp rise in popularity over the past decade. At the beginning of 2015, 133 drones were registered in the US for commercial purposes. By the end of the same … 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

Do the British have weather worth talking about?

Download this page in PDF format Everyone knows the British like to talk about the weather. But last week even NASA was talking about the British weather – so you know something must be happening! Well, it’s been hot. Now … Continue reading

UK Focusing on Agri-tech

Download this page in PDF format Agri-tech has long been seen as an exploitable opportunity for Earth Observation (EO). This was highlighted again last week by Greg Clark MP, the Business Secretary, at his speech at the National Farmers’ Union … Continue reading

Brexit: Science & Space

Download this page in PDF format Brexit currently dominates UK politics. Whilst it’s clear the UK is leaving the European Union (EU) in March 2019, the practical impact, and consequences, are still a confused fog hanging over everything. The UK … Continue reading

Brexit Biting for UK Space Industry

Download this page in PDF format UK companies involved in European Commission space programmes face an uncertain future according to media reports over the last week. The Financial Times reported that the European Commission wanted two key clauses in the … Continue reading