News of the week
23 August 2017
Scientists are investigating why mountain slopes can slip slowly for years and then suddenly speed up, with potentially fatal effects. Using improved sensor technology and help from the latest satellites these slow moving ground motions can be identified and studied.
Earth Observation Missions
25 August 2017
Flying with an exceptionally lightweight payload, a Falcon 9 rocket delivered a multipurpose research satellite into a nearly 450-mile-high orbit on 24 August for Taiwan following a smooth countdown and liftoff from California's Central Coast.
Research and Applications
22 August 2017
Researchers extend long-term aerosol records to the past 40 years by combining two existing algorithms to process satellite data over both land and sea.
Policy & Legislation
23 August 2017
The plummeting cost of satellite data in the past decade has made earth observation (EO) and geospatial information more attractive than ever for addressing poverty, monitoring environmental changes, and stimulating economic growth – among other objectives. It is especially valuable in developing countries, which often do not have adequate monitoring systems to track progress on the Sustainable Development Goals and other global and national goals.
09 - 10 October 2017
Location: Noordwijk, Netherlands
The objective of the workshop is to identify potential synergies between High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) and satellites in the domains of Earth Observation, Telecommunication and Navigation.Contributions to the following topics are invited:
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.