News of the week
The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) has been successfully integrated onboard NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite. The VIIRS instrument, built by the Raytheon Company in El Segundo, California, is the third instrument to be integrated on the spacecraft by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, Colorado.
Earth Observation Missions
09 March 2015
Fresh off the recent successful deployment of its 20-foot (6-metre) reflector antenna and associated boom arm, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully completed a two-day test of its science instruments.
Research and Applications
04 March 2015
There is a potential treasure trove of scientific knowledge in the variety and amount of data collected through remote Earth observation. But the potential is only half the story - developing ways to effectively use that data is another challenge.
Did you know?
05 March 2015
The UK Space Agency's next CubeSat mission, AlSat Nano, is starting to take shape, following the selection of the mission's payloads.
26 - 31 July 2015
Organisation: IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
Location: Milan, Italy
The main theme of this conference highlights the role of remote sensing for assessing, monitoring, and managing risks related to natural disasters. IGARSS is a premier event in remote sensing and provides an ideal forum for obtaining up-to-date information about the latest developments, exchanging ideas, identifying future trends, and making networking with the international geoscience and remote sensing community. The IGARSS 2015 technical program will include the following themes:
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.