May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015 — The launch of DIRECTV 15, the United States’ most powerful television broadcasting satellite, is scheduled for 27 May from Kourou on board an Ariane 5 launcher. Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, is the prime contractor for both the Ariane 5 launcher and DIRECTV 15. DIRECTV 15 is
May 19, 2015
NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) are teaming up to build and launch a dual-frequency synthetic aperture radar satellite to observe natural processes and hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and landslides.
May 12, 2015
Turkey’s GÖKTÜRK-1 high-resolution Earth observation satellite has been transferred to Turkish Aerospace Industries for environmental tests in preparation for launch, including vibration, acoustic, solar array, thermal vacuum, electromagnetic interference and other tests.
May 11, 2015
ESA and Airbus Defence and Space today signed a €177 million contract to develop the Jason-CS / Sentinel-6A satellite mission for Europe’s Copernicus programme. The mission will use a radar altimeter to observe changes in sea-surface topography with centimetre precision, providing insights into global sea levels, the speed and direction of ocean currents and ocean heat
May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015—At the 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment in Berlin, the European Space Agency (ESA) and Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, signed the development and production contract for the Jason-CS/Sentinel-6A satellite. Jason-CS/Sentinel-6 is a mission to carry out high-precision measurements of ocean surface topography. The contract is worth 177 million
May 4, 2015
DENVER, May 4, 2015 — Using a 10-ton crane, Lockheed Martin engineers and technicians gently lowered the system module of the U.S. Air Force’s first next generation GPS III satellite into place over its propulsion core, successfully integrating the two into one space vehicle. GPS III space vehicle one (SV 01) is the first
April 21, 2015
Plans are under way for Landsat 9, continuing the legacy of the U.S. satellite imagery resource. In addition, there are dollars in President Obama’s budget to expand Landsat data’s usability and accessibility.
April 21, 2015
April 21, 2015 —The GEO Illustration Challenge is asking participants to give our planet a new face. The theme is "Transcending Borders – and Changing the Earth's Image". From illustrators and designers to keen Photoshoppers, everyone is invited to participate. The grand prize: a VIP invitation to a 2016 ESA satellite launch at Guiana Space
April 17, 2015
April 17, 2015 — Going far above and beyond its original mission objectives, results from the GOCE gravity satellite are now being used to produce maps for geothermal energy development. Geothermal energy is heat from under Earth’s surface. From hot springs to magma, this energy provides a clean, sustainable resource that can be used to generate