News of the week
07 December 2014
An Earth-watching satellite developed by China and Brazil lifted off on a Long March 4B rocket Saturday, replacing an environmental craft lost in a launch mishap last year.
Earth Observation Missions
04 December 2014
For more than 18 months, engineers have been carefully piecing together the many components that make up ESA's Sentinel-3A satellite. Now hosting an array of instruments to provide a wealth of information about Earth's oceans and land, the satellite is complete, standing proud for testing.
Research and Applications
NASA/JAXA's TRMM satellite and the RapidScat instrument provided rainfall and wind data of Super Typhoon Hagupit on approach to the Philippines, while NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the storm. In the Philippines, Hagupit is known locally as "Typhoon Ruby."
Policy & Legislation
03 December 2014
Over the last two years, the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy has made gathering visible and invisible information about the Earth a priority. Now, the office is looking for a way to capture that data from the sky for less.
Did you know?
04 December 2014
Airbus Defence and Space has agreed to sell its SPOT 7 medium-resolution optical Earth observation satellite, which just finished in-orbit checkout, to Azerbaijan's Azercosmos space agency as part of a long-term partnership in commercial remote sensing, Airbus and Azercosmos announced 2 December.
12 - 17 April 2015
Organisation: European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Location: Vienna, Austria
The EGU General Assembly 2015 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.
EO Missions Database
Visit the eoPortal database to find out about spaceborne EO missions and sensors to discover more about past, operational and future missions. This is complemented with detailed articles of airborne sensors.
This database is based on the book of Herbert J. Kramer Observation of the Earth and its Environments and describes over 600 missions in detail. Online updated version of "Earth Observation History of Technical Introduction" available as of January 02, 2017.