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August 24, 2020

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24 August 2020 — 29 August 2020

September 21, 2020

SPIE Europe’s Remote Sensing symposium
EICC in Edinburgh , United Kingdom
21 September 2020 — 24 September 2020

September 28, 2020

ESA Phi-week
Frascati , Italy
28 September 2020 —  2 October 2020

October 08, 2020

Copernicus Industry Workshop
Brussels , Belgium
8 October 2020

October 13, 2020

13 October 2020 — 15 October 2020

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Tunis, Tunisia ,
20 October 2020 — 22 October 2020

October 26, 2020

Kigali, Rwanda ,
26 October 2020 — 30 October 2020

November 02, 2020

Port Elizabeth ,
2 November 2020 —  5 November 2020

December 07, 2020

European Space Week
Bonn , Germany
7 December 2020 — 11 December 2020
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News Resources

Dauria Aerospace Secures Deal to Provide Full Daily Coverage with Earth Observation Imagery

In a joint venture with Elecnor Deimos, Dauria Aerospace is looking to “bring to commercial markets the capability of providing imagery of the entire arable surface of the Earth, utilizing cloud-based technologies, for the most efficient use of an unprecedented daily revisit time,” according to Mikhail Kokorich, founder and president of Dauria Aerospace. In this conversation with Editor in Chief Joe Francica, Kokorich provides more details on the technical specifications of the satellite constellation the venture will launch and the market strategy for delivering daily coverage to consumers.

SSTL announces the successful launch of KazEOSat-2

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) today announced the successful launch of KazEOSat-2, a medium resolution Earth observation satellite for the Republic of Kazakhstan, at UTC 19:11:1. The spacecraft was launched into a 630km sun-synchronous orbit on board a DNEPR rocket from Yasny in Russia.

Platform brings air monitoring a step closer

(27 May 2014) The first mission dedicated to monitoring global air quality for Europe’s Copernicus programme has passed an important milestone: the Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite platform is complete, ready to meet its Tropomi instrument.

SSTL announces TechDemoSat-1 launch date

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is announcing the launch of TechDemoSat-1, an in-orbit technology demonstration mission for innovative UK spacecraft equipment and software, planned for 28th June 2014 by a Soyuz-2 launch vehicle with a Fregat upper stage from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Huntsville's Dynetics will build Earth-observing satellites to image entire planet every day

Dynetics Inc. of Huntsville will build up to 18 small satellites in Huntsville for a new partnership aimed at orbiting “a constellation” of Earth-observing instruments capable of creating “the next generation of Big Data” about the planet for business and government.

Satellite analysis reveals massive size of Afghan landslide

08 May 2014, Geneva, Switzerland – Heavy rains that begun in April in northern Afghanistan have caused flooding and one catastrophic landslide that killed an unknown number of people. Additional flash floods and landslides continue to affect tens of thousands of people in many parts of the northern region while forecasts indicate more bad weather is to be expected.

Proteus Delivers Phase 1 of Abu Dhabi Land/Marine Mapping Ahead of Schedule

Proteus, a provider of satellite-derived mapping and classification services, has delivered ahead of schedule the first phase of a fine-scale terrestrial and marine land use/land cover (LULC) and habitat mapping project for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Contracted by Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), Proteus completed Phase 1, or roughly one-third of the project, in just nine months delivering maps that exceeded accuracy specifications.

U.S. Could Lift Commercial Satellite Imagery Restrictions

U.S.-based commercial satellite imagery providers could get a break from the government soon if a bid to pull back federal controls on image resolution comes to fruition. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said April 15 that laws limiting the pixel resolution of satellite images have been reviewed, and that officials at intelligence agencies are endorsing reduced restrictions. Lifting the ban would allow U.S. companies to sell higher-resolution imagery than they currently are allowed – which would improve competition with overseas companies, according to some.

Hyperspectral imaging by CubeSat on the way

(14 April 2014) A new hyperspectral camera able to fit in the palm of a hand, compact enough to fly on CubeSat-sized missions, is being developed by ESA.

Smaller satellites a growing trend for new constellations

[Via Satellite 03-04-2014] Small satellite trends are shifting away from one-time stints and moving toward more regular use in a constellation setting. Sierra Nevada Corporation Vice President of Business Development John Roth told Via Satellite that the company has noticed an increase in the desire to mass produce low-weight satellites. While currently working on Orbcomm’s new constellation of communications satellites (OG2), several potential customers have come to the company with ideas about constellations.

New techniques to measure & monitor wildfires from Space

Fires in forests and grasslands are a natural phenomenon, and ecosystems such as tropical savannahs and the boreal forests of North America have evolved with wildfires an important component of their makeup. However, devastatingly large or severe wildfires, or fires considered to be burning too close to human habitation, can be a regular event in many parts of the world, and the majority of them are started by human activity. At the same time, fire is a regular tool used in the clearing and deforestation of the rainforests, and many agricultural areas use burning as a way to clear crop residues left after harvesting, in preparation for new planting.

First S'pore-Made Commercial Satellite To Be Put Into Orbit Next Year

SINGAPORE: The first Singapore-made commercial satellite will be put into orbit in the fourth quarter of next year.

France To Make Older Spot Images Available to Researchers for Free

PARIS — The French government has agreed to open its Spot optical Earth observation data archive and distribute, free of charge to noncommercial users, Spot satellite data that are at least five years old.

France To Make Older Spot Images Available to Researchers for Free

(23Jan 2014) PARIS — The French government has agreed to open its Spot optical Earth observation data archive and distribute, free of charge to noncommercial users, Spot satellite data that is at least five years old.

EOMAP to Deliver High Resolution Environmental Information for the Entire Maya Coast

EOMAP, a value-added service provider of satellite data was contracted by the Mexican National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO) to deliver high resolution environmental information for the entire Maya coast.

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