Earth Observation

ASAL's satellite ALSAT-2A turned 5 years in orbit

Extract from ALSAT-2A image of Benabdelmalek Ramdane in Mostaganem Province, Algeria (Image: ASAL)

ALSAT-2A, the optical Earth observation satellite of the Algerian Space Agency (ASAL), Regional Support Office of UN-SPIDER, reached five years in orbit on July 12.

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ISRO has successfully launched three new Earth observation satellites

The new satellites have been launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India (Image: ISRO)

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched on Friday, July 10, three 1 meter resolution optical

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New collaboration between the Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency and MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates

Satellite image of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Source: ESA)

MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) has obtained three contracts from the Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA) related to RADARSAT-2 satellite.

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China launches Gaofen-8 Earth Observation satellite

Satellite image of Northern China (Image: ESA)

China carried out on June 26 the unexpected launch of a new Earth Observation satellite called Gaofen-8 from the Taiyuan Satellite launch Center in Shanxi province.

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Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:15

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Deimos-2 satellite´s first anniversary

Iberian Peninsula satellite image (Image: ESA)

Deimos-2, Spain’s first Very High Resolution

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Thu, 25/06/2015 - 14:37

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Report forecasts boom for nano and microsatellite industry

FASTSAT, a minisatellite designed by NASA (Image: NASA)

A new report by the international consulting firm Northern Sky Research (NSR) forecasts a boom for nano and microsatellites by 2024, which would lead to a significant diversification of the satellite industry. The report, entitled “Nano and Microsatellite Markets, 2nd Edition”, states that the market for sub-100 kg space artifacts has nearly doubled between 2013 and 2014, and operators have multiplied by three in just five years.

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Thu, 25/06/2015 - 10:35

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New remote sensing satellite to be developed by Russia and Belarus

Belarus satellite image (Image: NASA)

Russia and Belarus announced that they are aiming to develop a new remote sensing satellite in two or three years. This

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Wed, 24/06/2015 - 09:43

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ESA’s Sentinel 2A successfully launched and set in orbit

Sentinel 2A on the point of being launched (Image:ESA)

Sentinel 2A, the new satellite developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Airbus, was successfully launched from the European Spaceport in Kourou (French Guiana) on 23 June 2015 at 01:52 GMT. It separated from the stage into flight 54 minutes after the launch, its solar panel has already been deployed but it will only begin its missions in three or four months.

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UrtheCast to launch new Earth Observation constellation

SAR satellites observing the Earth (Image: DLR)

The Canadian company UrtheCast announced its plans to develop a constellation of brand-new Earth Observation satellites.

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Roscosmos to expand its satellite fleet

Resurs satellite (Image:ROSCOSMOS)

Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, is about to launch more satellites in order to create a new centre for global imaging that could enhance Earth remote sensing activities. The project includes setting in orbit various satellites between 2016 and 2025, so that the total fleet would increase to 20.

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Fri, 19/06/2015 - 12:27

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