News of the week
16 October 2015
40 years ago, on 16 October 1975, NOAA's first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Known as GOES-A when it launched, the satellite was designated GOES-1 once operational.
Earth Observation Missions
15 October 2015
Before the latest satellite for Copernicus is packed up and shipped to the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia for launch at the end of the year, the media and specialists were given the chance to see this next-generation mission centre-stage in the cleanroom.
16 October 2015
Taiwan's FormoSat-5, an ultra-high-resolution Earth observation satellite operated by the Hsinchu City-headquartered National Space Organization, is scheduled for launch in February 2016, according to the NSPO.
07 October 2015
China launched a group of four satellites on 7 October at noon for commercial remote-sensing services, an important step in the development of remote-sensing space technology.
Research and Applications
The sea ice cover of the Southern Ocean reached its yearly maximum extent on 6 October. At 7.27 million square miles (18.83 million square kilometres), the new maximum extent falls roughly in the middle of the record of Antarctic maximum extents compiled during the 37 years of satellite measurements - this year's maximum extent is both the 22nd lowest and the 16th highest.
20 - 24 June 2016
Organisation: European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL)
Location: Bonn, Germany
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.