News of the week
23 October 2014
The Swedish government has agreed to finance the construction and launch of a 50-kilogram satellite into low Earth orbit to conduct optical studies of mesospheric gases for two years, the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) said 22 October.
Image of the week
The Operational Land Imager on the Landsat 8 satellite acquired this natural-colour view of Bermuda. The image was acquired on 18 October, a day after Hurricane Gonzalo passed through, and shows the effect the storm had on the sediment surrounding Bermuda.
Earth Observation Missions
While space debris was the uncontrolled adversary in the award-winning space thriller film "Gravity," space debris, also known as "space junk," is an ongoing real-life concern for teams managing satellites orbiting Earth, including NOAA-NASA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership, or Suomi NPP, satellite.
Research and Applications
24 October 2014
The first satellite-based service for extensive and uninterrupted monitoring and mapping of land stability has won the top prize in the European Earth-monitoring competition.
Did you know?
23 October 2014
On 10 September, "Vital Signs: Pulse of Our Planet" premiered at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, Washington, showcasing some of NASA's most exciting Earth observations of our dynamic planet. These science visualisations act as a time capsule of our Earth system, bringing storms, global fires, Arctic sea ice loss and the behaviour of carbon to life on screen.
23 - 25 February 2015
Organisation: SPAR Point Group
Location: Denver, Colorado, United States of America
The three-day technical conference & exhibition focuses on data acquisition, fusion, processing and point clouds for airborne, terrestrial and underwater LiDAR used to support transport, urban modeling, coastal zone mapping, utility asset management and more.
LiDAR professionals from all over the world attend the annual event to learn about the latest advances in technology and hear about industry changes and developments first-hand from industry experts.
Airborne, Terrestrial & Bathymetric LiDAR, Coastal Zone, Defense & Flood Plain LiDAR, Corridor & Utilities Mapping, Data Classification, GIS, Data Modeling/Management, Mobile Mapping, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Technology Development & Trends.
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.