Posts tagged as SAR

New satellite technologies receive development funding

UrtheCast Corp has been selected to receive $2–million from the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) Space Technology Development Program (STDP), in two separate agreements of $1–million each, for the development of new satellite technologies. The work is expected to start immediately and will be carried out over the next three years. The first CSA STDP contribution […]

Expanded access to SAR data for machine learning

Capella Space, an information services company that provides on-demand earth observation imagery, has partnered with SpaceNet, a non-profit organisation dedicated to accelerating open source, artificial intelligence (AI) applied research for geospatial applications. Capella joins the collaborative SpaceNet partnership alongside In-Q-Tel’s (IQT) CosmiQ Works, Maxar Technologies, Intel AI and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company’s addition […]

Unlocking affordable soil moisture management for local farmers

The South African Agricultural Research Council (ARC) and Institute for Geodesy and Cartography (IGIK) in Poland recently signed a collaborative research agreement investigating the use of Sentinel-1 radar imagery for soil moisture management on farms as well as monitoring crop development and yield prediction. The development of an affordable new system to locate hidden soil […]

SAR handbook for forest monitoring and biomass estimation

The SAR Handbook: Comprehensive Methodologies for Forest Monitoring and Biomass Estimation is the culmination of a two-year collaboration between NASA, Servir and SilvaCarbon. The book can downloaded free of charge in its entirety, or explored as individual chapters, trainings and one-pager quick reference guides which highlight key concepts derived from the book. Five trainings, led […]

Extra precision added to Sentinel-3 altimetry

A highly precise MicroWave Radiometer (MWR) built by Airbus is ready to start operations after the launch of the Sentinel-3B satellite built by Thales Alenia Space. Sentinel-3 is the Copernicus operational wide-swath medium resolution ocean and land mission, and is designed to provide continuity to optical and altimetry data of the Airbus built Envisat mission, […]

Radar satellite launch successful

The Airbus-built PAZ radar satellite has been successfully launched and will be positioned at a 514 km orbit. The satellite is equipped with advanced active synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology designed for high flexibility and the capability to operate in multiple modes with different image sizes and resolutions. It will take images 24/7 and in […]