Image of the week
This image from the Landsat-8 satellite brings us over part of the Middle East, with the Jordan Rift Valley running north to south.
The most prominent feature in this image is the Dead Sea: the lowest point on Earth's surface, more than 420 m below sea level. The extremely high salinity means fish cannot live in this water body, although there are bacteria and fungi.
Earth Observation Missions
06 November 2014
A decommissioned Soviet-era ballistic missile - adapted for space launches instead of nuclear war - rocketed out of an underground silo and sent five Japanese Earth observing satellites into orbit Thursday.
Research and Applications
07 November 2014
New software developed by the JRC is being tested in two maritime operational centres in Kenya and the Seychelles to help fight piracy and improve maritime security.
Policy & Legislation
With the first Copernicus satellite now operational, ESA and the DLR German Aerospace Center have signed an arrangement on managing and accessing Sentinel data.
Did you know?
05 November 2014
Only four months following launch, the CanX-4 and CanX-5 dual satellite formation flying mission has been accomplished ahead of schedule.
09 - 13 November 2015
Contact: COSPAR Secretariat c/o CNES - firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisation: Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
Location: Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
COSPAR has initiated a new series of scientific meetings, the Symposia, aimed at promoting space research at a regional level and to be organised in countries with medium or small size space infrastructures. The theme of the 2nd Symposium will be "Water and Life in the Universe". It will feature plenary lectures as well as parallel sessions and poster sessions.
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.