Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
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August 8, 2017

Arianespace Rocket Delivers Two New Satellites

On Aug. 2, 2017, Arianespace launched a Vega rocket carrying two Earth-observation satellites for Italy, France and Israel. It took 97 minutes to deliver the Optsat-3000 and Venμs satellites into their planned orbits.

July 17, 2017

Norway Launches NORsat Microsatellites

On July 14, 2017, the Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) successfully launched two Norwegian microsatellites developed and built by SFL for the Norwegian Space Centre with support from the Norwegian Coastal Authority, Space Norway and the European Space Agency.

July 11, 2017

Satellites See One Fire, Two Plumes

In July 2017, sweltering temperatures and strong winds fueled intense wildfires in southern California. The fires forced thousands of people to flee their homes, charred dozens of structures, closed roads and darkened skies throughout the region with thick smoke.

July 11, 2017

Winds Trigger Pond Growth

A new study shows that winds are responsible for the widespread growth of ponds in three watersheds along the Mississippi River.

June 27, 2017

UNITAR-UNOSAT and Radiant.Earth Partner for Greater Impact from Earth Observations

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), through its Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT), and Radiant.Earth agreed to explore new Earth observation data innovations supporting humanitarian disaster management, global health, climate change, sustainable water management and cultural heritage.

June 13, 2017

Pre-Landslide Movements Found on Radar

On May 20, 2017, more than a million tons of dirt and rock buried part of California’s Highway 1 along the Pacific coastline in the state’s Big Sur region. In addition to cutting off the route, the landslide added some 12 acres of land to the shoreline.

June 5, 2017

Great Barrier Reef

The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite collected an image of part of the Great Barrier Reef off Australia’s northeast coast on April 1, 2017.

May 30, 2017

Satellites Provide Insight to Burundi Coffee Growers

Earth-i teamed with WeatherSafe to support coffee farmers of Burundi through Earth-i’s ACCORD program, which combines high-resolution satellite imagery with crop analysis to provide stakeholders with critical insights on key coffee farming decisions to improve crop quality, thereby supporting sustainable growth for coffee farmers large and small.

May 30, 2017

Monitoring Grasslands for Agricultural Subsidies

Grasslands cover approximately 37 percent of Earth’s land surface when calculated with shrub-lands and savannas. In Western Europe, grasslands comprise 40 percent of agricultural land. And now European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel satellites are being used to detect and better evaluate management practices of grasslands in Estonia.

May 2, 2017

World’s Largest Satellite Fleet Owner Joins Geological Remote Sensing Group

The Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG) expanded its membership as Planet—owners and operators of the world’s largest commercially operated fleet of satellites—became the group’s latest corporate member.

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