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SWiCA Conference Technology today won the Prolight + Sound Sinus Systems Integration Award for its work on EUMETSAT's new control room.
DLR and the University of Stuttgart test the transmission of Earth observation data using laser communications
03 April 2019
Data from space using lasers
Earth observation satellites play a key role in weather forecasting, climate research, monitoring of the planet's surface and the detection of forest fires. These tasks require satellites to transmit very large amounts of data to the ground for analysis. Today's radio systems are reaching their limits in this area.
Two of the UK's leading Space sector companies, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) and Oxford Space Systems (OSS) have been awarded National Space Technology Programme funding to develop an innovative and stowage-efficient Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload.
29 March 2019
In Alaska, 5 percent of the land is covered by glaciers that are losing a lot of ice and contributing to sea level rise. To monitor these changes, a small team of NASA-funded researchers has been flying scientific instruments on a bright red, single-engine plane since spring 2009.
"Sometimes, I just sit here, scrolling through my phone, playing a game or making calls."
26 March 2019
ESA and the EU are looking for new innovative ideas and scripts for the Sentinel Hub EO Browser. The EO Browser offers data from Copernicus Sentinel and ESA missions, with tools to visualise, analyse and process that wealth of data.
The Copernicus In Situ Coordination team conducted a survey to analyse sustainability of in situ measurements and infrastructures for ocean, atmosphere and met services.
Anyone working in the UK public sector can now receive free access to more than a thousand high-resolution satellite images of Britain, the UK Space Agency announced today (21 March 2019).
20 March 2019
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency launched MagQuest, a $1.2 million global open innovation challenge. NGA calls upon solvers to submit novel approaches to geomagnetic data collection for the World Magnetic Model.
20 March 2019
On 19 March 2019, the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' was activated in response to flooding in Indonesia. This marks the 600th activation of the Charter since it became operational in November 2000.
A British consortium funded by the UK Space Agency on Tuesday launched a pioneering dengue forecasting system in Vietnam, in the hope of curbing the spread of the deadly mosquito-borne disease that has afflicted the south east Asian nation for generations.
19 March 2019
The Earth observation industry is continually evolving, anticipating a seamless integration of new technologies, sensing modalities and unconventional data sources.
Nearly two months after Maxar dropped out of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program to demonstrate satellite servicing, the agency is continuing to develop the servicing technology as it examines options to get it into space.
Space communications service provider, Audacy has signed a memorandum of understanding with earth observation company ICEYE for working together to explore the possibility of using Audacy's inter-satellite data relay network for continuous satellite communications for SAR satellite constellation of ICEYE.
15 March 2019
The Water Research Commission (WRC), the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and the Department of Science and Technology on Friday released a report showing the potential of a new project to monitor cyanobacteria blooms and eutrophication in South Africa's fresh waterbodies.
08 March 2019
Today, big data is being collected thousands of miles up in space by a whole host of orbiting satellites. The increase in data volumes continues to grow exponentially as more satellites are launched. According to a report by Sparks and Honey, 6,200 small satellites are expected to be launched over the next 10 years.
ISRO and CNES have decided to set up a network of satellites for matitime surveillance to safeguard the Indian waters. CNES president Jean-Yves Le Gall and Isro chairman K Sivan signed an agreement in this regard in Bengaluru.
After a steady march of snow and rain storms across the country between December 2018 and the end of February 2019, it's no surprise that the contiguous U.S. marked its wettest winter on record.
01 March 2019
Satellite manufacturing might be somewhat in limbo right now as operators look to see how the upcoming mega-constellations change the world of satellite communications.
Satellogic, a geospatial analytics company headquartered in Buenos Aires, plans to remap the planet at one meter of resolution every week and dramatically reduce the cost of high-frequency geospatial analytics. This has the possibility of initiating new pathbreaking developments in Earth Observation and enabling new developments in analytics as well.
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