The Soyuz launcher has successfully orbited Pléiades 1a, the first agile, operationally responsive and very-high-resolution optical satellite, and the first of a constellation offering daily revisits to any point on the globe. Please read more here.
Due to a rapidly degrading electronic component the 27-year-old Landsat 5 satellite has stopped with acquiring images of the Earth. The Landsat 5 mission is nearing its end… read more.
The Pléiades 1 satellite will be launched on December 16, 2011 on a Soyouz rocket leaving from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana. This will be the first of two identical satellites that will image the Earth for more than 10 years, delivering 50-cm imagery products. Pléiades 1 will be joined in space by its twin, […]
The successful Critical Design Review (CDR) was completed in late August and keeps WorldView-3 on schedule for a planned launch in the middle of 2014. WorldView-3 will expand DigitalGlobe’s orbiting constellation to four remote-sensing satellites.
RapidEye is a provider of quality high-resolution satellite imagery and derived geo-information products. With a constellation of five Earth Observation satellites, RapidEye images over 4 million square kilometers of Earth every day, and amassed over 2 billion square kilometers of imagery in just over two years of commercial operation. With an unprecedented combination of wide […]
Satellite images are used for tracking oil pollution around the sinking oil plaform offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. On this radar satellite image is seen that the oil slick is just a few tens of kilometers away from the coast. The oil slick has a length of around 100 kilometers. The oils spill is […]