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07 February 2020
Now that the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) is observing Earth from space, the Government of Canada is looking at options for its successor. The future solution will ensure Canadians continue to benefit from the important services enabled by high-quality Earth observation data.
The Data Tailor is the first of a new portfolio of data services which provide new data access capabilities.
09 January 2020
The software makes it possible for users to subset and aggregate our data products in space and time, filter layers, generate quicklooks, project onto new coordinate reference systems, and reformat into common GIS formats (netCDF, GeoTIFF, etc.). It offers a uniform way to transform both historical and near real time satellite data provided by EUMETSAT. EUMETSAT is pleased to announce that the software is now available for download.
07 January 2020
A new centre will enable 50 fully-funded PhD researchers to harness satellite data to tackle global environmental challenges.
12 December 2019
NASA will continue to buy Earth observation data gathered by commercial satellite constellations in the wake of a pilot program, said Kevin Murphy, program executive for NASA's Earth Science Data System.
Regional workshop addresses role of Earth observation in multi-hazard disaster risk assessment and Sendai framework monitoring
12 December 2019
In order for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Member States to be able to incorporate the routine use of space technology-based solutions, there is a need to increase awareness, build national capacity and develop solutions that are customized to their needs. The regional workshop and capacity-building programme on the "Role of Earth Observation in Multi-HazardDisaster Risk Assessment and Monitoring Targets of the Sendai Framework" is the second regional event in South Asia under the umbrella of the SAARC Disaster Management Center and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its UN-SPIDER programme.
We are delighted to announce that the RemoveDEBRIS consortium has won two Awards! This is worthy recognition for the innovative RemoveDEBRIS mission which was launched in 2018 and has performed four active space debris removal technology demonstrations, testing novel technologies, representative of an operational scenario during a low-cost mission.
French propulsion startup ThrustMe unexpectedly made it into orbit early this month with its innovative propulsion system placed aboard a Chinese cubesat.
18 November 2019
In the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, New Zealand's space aspirations are starting to take flight.
13 November 2019
A new study says companies can build, launch and operate constellations to gather global Earth imagery with a resolution of one meter for $300 million.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has won an award from the Group on Earth Observations' Earth Observation for Sustainable Development Goals Initiative and the Group on Earth Observations' Sustainable Development Goals Awards Panel for its "remarkable efforts to integrate Earth observation data into a global methodology to enable the official monitoring and reporting of Sustainable Development Goal Target 6.6, Change in the extent of freshwater related ecosystems over time."
As you may already know, from 3-5 December, the European space community will congregate in Helsinki, Finland for the EU Space Week. This event will provide many opportunities to exchange with key stakeholders, business leaders, innovators and much more.
31 October 2019
Space-based Earth observations are critical in advancing both our fundamental understanding of how the planet operates and our ability to monitor, predict, and respond to changes on short and long timescales.
25 October 2019
Kazakhstan and Belarus have extended their 2017 space cooperation agreement, and have committed to exchanging satellite imagery with each other.
The anticipated GMES & Africa and Copernicus Marine Earth Observation Training geared towards teaching the underlying principles of ocean remote sensing, how to access relevant data, and how to work with it using various open-source tools will begin with its online pre-course phase from the 21st of October until the 8th of November followed by the workshop phase which will take place at the Maru Hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania from the 12th – 20th of November 2019.
10 October 2019
The September drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities touched off a frenzy of activity at Ursa Space, a satellite data and analytics company based in Ithaca, New York.
09 October 2019
In 2017, the European Space Agency launched the Sentinel 5-p satellite as part of its advanced Earth observation programme, Copernicus. The technology on board allows humans for the first time to map dozens of otherwise invisible atmospheric pollutants and their effects on the planet, establishing facts about climate change that will be critical if there's to be meaningful agreement between nations to stop it.
08 October 2019
Small satellites are playing an increasingly important role in the commercial market. Since 2013, new companies have introduced business models that use large fleets of small satellites to conduct Earth observation. Traditional remote sensing satellites like DigitalGlobe's WorldView-4 can cost upward of $450 million each. On the other hand, small remote sensing satellites can be built and launched for under $1 million.
07 October 2019
Earth observers like to 'look' at the Earth with radar sensor systems. They allow high-precision images of the surface and have a great advantage over optical cameras: images can be taken not only in excellent visibility, but also in cloudy conditions, rain or at night. Research into space-based radar technologies has a long history. A milestone was the multi-frequency radar system SIR-C/X-SAR. 25 years ago, the Space Shuttle Endeavour flew around the world twice, in April and October 1994. It was the most advanced civil radar in Earth orbit at that time – and for Earth observation it was as big a step as the transition from black-and-white to colour film in photography.
30 September 2019
A space weather and Earth observation satellite that has been offline for more than three months could be restored to normal operations with new software, but that fix is not expected to be completed until early next year.
27 September 2019
The Royal Thai Air Force has awarded a contract to ISIS - Innovative Solutions In Space B.V. to realize their next satellite mission, based on an ISISpace 6U CubeSat. This will be the second Earth Observation satellite of the Royal Thai Air Force, with the objective to further strengthen their independent space operations for Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) purposes.
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