News of the week
22 February 2018
The Spanish Earth observation satellite PAZ was successfully launched on 22 February 2018 at 15:17 CET from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, United States, on board a Falcon 9 rocket.
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Earth Observation Missions
Research and Applications
20 February 2018
Recent changes to vegetation cover are causing the Earth's surface to heat up. Activities like cutting down evergreen forests for agricultural expansion in the tropics create energy imbalances that lead to higher local surface temperatures and contribute to global warming.
Policy & Legislation
23 February 2018
NASA and the non-profit Conservation International are partnering to use global Earth observations from space to improve regional efforts that assess natural resources for conservation and sustainable management.
Did you know?
When Orbital ATK's Antares rocket blasts off from Wallops Island, Virginia, this fall on its way to the International Space Station, the rocket's second stage will carry an unusual payload: one cubesat and 63 ThinSats, miniature satellites shaped like a slice of bread.
18 - 19 April 2018
Location: Bochum, Germany
Earth Observation & Copernicus Technologies and Solutions for User Applications - This free event is planned as a marketplace that will enable knowledge transfer between technology experts, service providers and manufacturers as well as users from selected application fields. The goal is to stimulate the development and marketing of new "Copernicus"related products, services and solutions. The event will build on findings and experience from the German technology network "CopServ" and aims to transfer valuable technological know-how to European level in the framework of the EEN.
The event will offer thematic workshops to exchange ideas on technology trends, identify market demand and raise awareness among end users towards the importance of Earth observation and Copernicus technologies and their potential. A B2Match event for bilateral meetings is included.
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.