Posts tagged as satellite

Earth observation satellite with AI ready for launch

A few months from now will see the launch of the first European satellite to demonstrate how onboard artificial intelligence can improve the efficiency of sending earth observation data back to earth. Dubbed ɸ-Sat, or PhiSat, this artificial intelligence technology will fly on one of the two cubesats that make up the FSSCat mission – […]

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 […]

Radio frequency satellite constellation receives further funding

HawkEye 360 Inc., which uses formation flying satellites to create a radio frequency (RF) data and data analytic products, has announced that it has secured $70-million in Series B financing. This financing capitalises the company’s plan to include buildout and launch of its commercial satellite constellation and development of its line of RF analytic products […]

Second SpaceDataHighway satellite successfully launched

The EDRS-C satellite, the second node of the SpaceDataHighway network (also known as the European Data Relay System (EDRS)), has been successfully launched into geostationary orbit at 31° East. After testing, it will double transmission capacity of the system in order to serve two observation satellites simultaneously and provide redundant back-up for the SpaceDataHighway. This […]

Satellites to measure sea-level under construction

Taking measurements of the height of the sea surface is essential to monitoring sea level rise – and the Copernicus Sentinel-6 mission is on the way to do just this. The mission will be a constellation of two identical satellites that are launched sequentially. Over the next decade, the Copernicus Sentinel-6A and then Sentinel-6B satellites […]

Using satellite imagery and machine learning to protect elephants

African elephants are at risk in the majority of the countries where they live because of poaching. To plan long-term sustainable solutions to the stresses elephants are experiencing, it is necessary to have accurate data on elephant numbers and their geographical range to identify high-risk areas. There are several methods used to conduct elephant surveys, […]

Satellite imagery shows Cyclone Idai flood waters receding

It is thought that well over a million people have been affected by what is probably the worst storm on record to hit the southern hemisphere. Making landfall on 15 March 2019, Cyclone Idai affected Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, destroying buildings and roads and inundating entire towns, villages and swathes of farmland. The human death […]