Category Archives: Misc. Information

India’s new RISAT-1 SAR returns it’s first images

Better late than never (sorry for being a bit slow). As reported by Flight Global’s Hyperbola blog (on May 14th) the first images from the Indian RISAT-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) have been released by the ISRO. RISAT-1 SAR is a … Continue reading

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PhD thesis on the remote sensing of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Malin Johansson defended her thesis on the remote sensing of the Greenland Ice Sheet on April 20th. Her thesis is titled: Remote sensing of supra-glacial lakes on the west Greenland Ice Sheet ABSTRACT The Greenland Ice Sheet is the largest … Continue reading

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How not to plan for the future: the European Commission and Europe’s most ambitious EO program

On the 10th Nov. I wrote about a conflict brewing between ESA and the European Commission about the long term funding of the Sentinel missions. The Commission’s position has been outlined in a statement. It can be summarised as: individual … Continue reading

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Africa’s Forthcoming Green Revolution (?)

I read an interesting article in the Financial Times today on Kofi Annan’s campaign promoting a new Green Revolution for Africa. There is a pervasive spectre of [highly damaging] climate change. The article is only available to registered users I am … Continue reading

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Another Soyuz failure raises questions about ISS safety.

Jonathan Amos, BBC science correspondent, catalogues  the recent failures of the Russian launch sector in an article on  the recent failure of a Soyuz 2.1b. The Soyuz are now the mainstay of International Space Station support. Few alternatives exist, yet Russian … Continue reading

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“So long and thanks for the… ” data: missions that failed during 2011

It’s been a year of goodbyes for the EO community it seems. So here is a summary of some of the missions we said goodbye to in 2011. ALOS PALSAR: Japan’s L-band SAR mission stopped operations in May when the … Continue reading

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Kudos till Lantmäteriverkets informationtjänst, GeoLex

Från Lantmäteriets hemsida om Ny nationell höjdmodell: Även i Lantmäteriets informationstjänst GeoLex (nytt fönster) kan genomförd skanning och efterföljande bearbetning följas med veckovis uppdatering. Klicka på länka för att få följande meddelande: Tjänsten stöder endast Windows Internet Explorer, ladda hem den här. Informationstjänst? … Continue reading

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