Earth Observation

China launches Gaofen-8 Earth Observation satellite

Satellite image of Northern China (Image: ESA)

China carried out on June 26 the unexpected launch of a new Earth Observation satellite called Gaofen-8 from the Taiyuan Satellite launch Center in Shanxi province.

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Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:15

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Deimos-2 satellite´s first anniversary

Iberian Peninsula satellite image (Image: ESA)

Deimos-2, Spain’s first Very High Resolution

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Thu, 25/06/2015 - 14:37

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Report forecasts boom for nano and microsatellite industry

FASTSAT, a minisatellite designed by NASA (Image: NASA)

A new report by the international consulting firm Northern Sky Research (NSR) forecasts a boom for nano and microsatellites by 2024, which would lead to a significant diversification of the satellite industry. The report, entitled “Nano and Microsatellite Markets, 2nd Edition”, states that the market for sub-100 kg space artifacts has nearly doubled between 2013 and 2014, and operators have multiplied by three in just five years.

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Thu, 25/06/2015 - 10:35

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New remote sensing satellite to be developed by Russia and Belarus

Belarus satellite image (Image: NASA)

Russia and Belarus announced that they are aiming to develop a new remote sensing satellite in two or three years. This

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Wed, 24/06/2015 - 09:43

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ESA’s Sentinel 2A successfully launched and set in orbit

Sentinel 2A on the point of being launched (Image:ESA)

Sentinel 2A, the new satellite developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Airbus, was successfully launched from the European Spaceport in Kourou (French Guiana) on 23 June 2015 at 01:52 GMT. It separated from the stage into flight 54 minutes after the launch, its solar panel has already been deployed but it will only begin its missions in three or four months.

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Tue, 23/06/2015 - 15:50

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UrtheCast to launch new Earth Observation constellation

SAR satellites observing the Earth (Image: DLR)

The Canadian company UrtheCast announced its plans to develop a constellation of brand-new Earth Observation satellites.

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Tue, 23/06/2015 - 12:43

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Roscosmos to expand its satellite fleet

Resurs satellite (Image:ROSCOSMOS)

Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, is about to launch more satellites in order to create a new centre for global imaging that could enhance Earth remote sensing activities. The project includes setting in orbit various satellites between 2016 and 2025, so that the total fleet would increase to 20.

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Fri, 19/06/2015 - 12:27

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Agreement between Australia and Europe on Earth Observation research

Great Barrier Reef in Australia seen from space (Image: USGS/ESA)

An agreement has been signed between the Australian CSIRO research institute and the European Space Agency (ESA) which will allow Australia to get access to European satellite data, while ESA would benefit from Australia’s research expertise during joint projects on space technology and applications.

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Thu, 18/06/2015 - 08:42

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#whyspacematters: UNOOSA and NASA social media contest

Astronaut Scott Kelly will post the winning picture of the month in Instagram from the ISS

UNOOSA and NASA have launched a global social media campaign to raise awareness about the impact of the outer space on our daily lives and its importance for a sustainable development on Earth.

The #whyspacematters photography contest aims to collect pictures showing why outer space matters to our everyday life. Astronaut Scott Kelly, stationed on the International Space Station for a one-year mission, will be posting the winning photo through his Instagram account every month.

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#whyspacematters: UNOOSA and NASA social media contest

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Bangladesh – National training course

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