Tags : remote sensing

End of Mission for Sentinel-1B

On 23 December 2021, Copernicus Sentinel-1B experienced an anomaly related to the instrument electronics power supply provided by the satellite platform, leaving it unable to deliver radar data. Since then spacecraft operators and engineers have been working tirelessly to rectify the issue. Unfortunately, despite all concerted efforts, ESA and the European Commission announce that it […]Read More

SAR for change detection in Mariupol

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) from space is particularly well suited for change detection on the ground. With its ability to look through clouds and darkness, SAR remote sensing consistently produces high quality, well calibrated imagery with good geolocation accuracy. This article is part of our series on SAR space data applications and our series on […]Read More

SAR Satellites for Agriculture

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging from space is in its golden age. With an increasing number of space-based SAR sensors in operation, and an increasingly growing temporal and spatial resolution, combined with the characteristics of SAR: independent from daylight, cloud coverage and weather conditions, we are seeing a fast growth of applications. One of the […]Read More

20 Space Acronyms That Help Farmers

Agriculture is one of the key application areas of satellite data. We have all heard about precision farming using satellite navigation signals and a large array of Earth Observation techniques that help farmers identify soil characteristics and crop health. In this article we describe these techniques in a list of space data ‘indices’ that describe […]Read More

SAR in Support of the War in Ukraine

Radar satellite imagery (SAR) offers great opportunities for assisting humanitarian operations during war, offering support to displaced people in their own and in hosting countries, like the current situation in Ukraine. It helps relief organizations to closely follow the number of people in need and their locations, by monitoring the areas affected by the war. […]Read More

Why Big Data is crucial for modern agriculture

To keep pace with the expected population growth on Earth, modern agriculture production must increase up to 70 percent by 2050, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Addressing this food production challenge will require solutions that improve agricultural methods and radically adapt them to environmental pressures. Big data, machine learning and […]Read More

Change Detection in Cities Using SAR Images

The rise in population in the last 100 years has led to a rapid expansion of the world’s cities.  As a consequence, there are big infrastructure developments and construction projects, leading to urban change, which requires monitoring. Similarly, natural disasters or war can cause quick changes to a city infrastructure. Remote sensing by imaging radar […]Read More

How Satellites are Managing Wildfires

Spring and summer are the peak seasons for wildfires. Its consequences can be devastating, ranging from significant loss of forest areas and risks to residential areas, to animal deaths and severe air pollution. One of the best tools to monitor these wildfires are satellites. Observing Fire from Space Satellite images and weather data help not […]Read More

Earth Observation: Space for Ukraine

From the first days of the invasion of Russian troops into the territory of Ukraine, we have written about the possibilities of using satellite data technologies to support the people of Ukraine. This week marks three months since the beginning of the war.  Space for Ukraine: the Latest News about Satellite Data Technology During the […]Read More