News of the week
China released the first images captured by the nation's most sophisticated observation satellite Gaofen-4 on 3 February, including one showing the capital city Beijing amid heavy smog.
Earth Observation Missions
04 February 2016
With the launch of Sentinel-3A confirmed for 16 February, preparations for liftoff are charging full speed ahead. The tricky task of fuelling the satellite has now been ticked off the 'to do list' and the propulsion team is already decontaminating their equipment before returning home.
Research and Applications
05 February 2016
Severe weather moved through the southern U.S. on 2 and 3 February, and NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core satellite examined the violent thunderstorms.
08 February 2016
The Bolivian Government has recently placed Oruro Department under a state of natural disaster following the rapid decline of Lake Poopó. The second largest water body in Bolivia after Lake Titicaca, Poopó is a saline lake sitting at an altitude of 3,700 m, high on the Andean altipano.
Policy & Legislation
NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan has said her organisation is keen to forge closer links with weather forecasting services around the world.
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.