News of the week
25 February 2015
The lead spacecraft in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation (EO) programme is built and ready to go into orbit.
Earth Observation Missions
26 February 2015
Like a cowboy at a rodeo, NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite, the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP), has triumphantly raised its "arm" and unfurled a huge golden "lasso" (antenna) that it will soon spin up to rope the best soil moisture maps ever obtained from space.
Research and Applications
New research by a team from the University of Leicester, the Hungarian Academy of Science and others shows how water quality can be checked from satellite images.
Policy & Legislation
The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the United Nations University (UNU) have agreed to continue to strengthen their cooperation. Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of the DLR Executive Board, and Jakob Rhyner, Vice Rector of UNU in Europe and Director of the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) in Bonn, signed an agreement to this effect on 23 February 2015.
Did you know?
26 February 2015
According to Euroconsult's newly released research titled Prospects for the Small Satellite Market, a total of 510 small satellites, or SmallSats (meaning nanosats, cubesats, microsats and minisats) are to be launched in the next five years, a two-third increase in the average number of SmallSats per year versus that of the past decade.
15 - 19 June 2015
Organisation: European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL)
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
EARSeL is a scientific network of European remote sensing laboratories, coming from both academia and commercial/industrial sector, which covers all fields of geoinformation and earth observations through remote sensing. All scientists, professionals and researchers involved or interested in the field of the symposium are strongly encouraged to present their papers in many subjects including:
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.