Finland Launch Commercial Radar Satellite Services Through miniaturization of the SAR technology for satellites, the Finnish start-up company, ICEYE, has launched the first micro radar satellite in a constellation, which within a short time can deliver high quality pictures with a response time of six hours and a resolution of three metres. The first […]
Space Tech Expo Europe – the Meeting Place for Suppliers of Very Small Units All instruments, satellites included, that have been sent to space consist of a very large number of small units, developed and manufactured by specialized companies worldwide. The last week of October, some of these companies, mainly European, participated in the […]
Two principal questions have circulated in the media in an otherwise quiet summertime, in terms of space activities. First, do we need a spare planet, secondly, is artificial intelligence a danger to our existence? As an introduction to the Starmus Festival in Norway last spring, the physician Steven Hawkins said that if the […]
Few people saw the consequences of lack of environmental efforts in the early start of the space era, but rubbish in space has now become a serious problem.Â Through more than fifty years of launching an increasing number of objects the most used orbital plane, Low Earth Orbit, or LEO, has so much space […]
Fact; Sweden and Norway Both Plan to Launch Small Satellites.
When a satellite is about to be pushed into space, it is almost certain that a Swedish injector provides that final push. For decades, through development and production, the Swedish Ruag Space has gained excellent expertise and knowledge and now stands as the preferred supplier of satellite adapters and separation systems for nearly all […]
“Make the Invisible Visible”
Time for rethinking of what focus the next symposium must have?
The users’ need for detailed satellite pictures all hours of the day, has forced the satellite data suppliers to rethink old ways of usage and think of new ways. Optical sensors can only see the Earth’s surface parts of a day, the remaining time the surface is hidden by darkness during the nights or bad […]
When the communication equipment EDRS-A on board the Eutelsat 98 communication satellite is finally operative, it will brighten every day for users of earth observation data. Today, the users often wait for data from one of the main ground stations, however, with the new technology data in very near real time from the whole […]