Earth Observation Missions
12 February 2016
NASA's Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission has reached a new milestone in its goal of improving hurricane forecasts. Southwest Research Institute has finished assembling one of the eight microsatellites for the constellation at its facility in San Antonio, Texas.
Research and Applications
19 February 2016
If rain falls on an ocean and nobody's there to see it, how can we determine its effect on the Earth's climate? A new study shows us how space-based radar could help.
17 February 2016
The 'Ocean Change' expedition is receiving support from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR). The crew of the expedition vessel, which is currently navigating the Antarctic Peninsula, is receiving high-resolution radar images acquired by TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X.
Did you know?
16 February 2016
Last November in the skies north of Las Cruces, New Mexico, a U.S. Air Force pilot ejected from his F-16 fighter jet. When he safely reached the ground, the signal from his personal locator beacon, or PLB, was promptly picked up by NOAA satellites; the same spacecraft that help predict and track weather in the United States. That distress signal set into motion a coordinated rescue mission that brought him safely back to his family.
24 - 28 October 2016
Organisation: African Association of Remote Sensing Environment (AARSE)
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Application submission deadline: July 2016
The AARSE 2016 conference is expected to bring together about 700 global delegates entailing scientists, academicians, practitioners, policy makers, technology developers/experts and business entities from various interdisciplinary fields of geo-information science, hazard and disaster science, humanitarian assistance, geography, engineering, geology, water, ecology, agriculture, social sciences and space science to deliberate on issues of enhancing and accelerating sustainable development in Africa in the midst of natural resource degradation, conflict, global environmental changes and rapid demographic changes.
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.