Earth observation is an area of the space sector with many applications. Access to regularly updated basic imagery is very useful – how many times…View More What is it like being an Earth observation analyst?
Every year, space junk seems to be attracting more attention. As the number of satellites orbiting Earth grows, the chances increase of some of them…View More How big a deal is space junk and what should we do about it?
There is an ever-increasing number of satellites in orbit around Earth. There are more firms every day that are using satellite-provided Earth observation imagery to…View More How does the business of selling Earth observation data work?
Much fanfare is made about successful spacecraft missions. But what about those spacecraft that were never built? They deserve interest, too. We spoke to Samuel…View More What interesting spacecraft missions never happened?
Many manmade objects are in orbit around Earth. How do we know which are which? The problem is, we don’t. Not always, anyway. Oftentimes, we…View More How would ELROI let us know which satellites are which?
Mercury, one of Earth’s rocky neighbors, is one of our Solar System’s most enigmatic planets. It is notoriously difficult to study due to its close…View More How did MESSENGER revolutionize our understanding of Mercury?
Robots are critical for expanding humanity off-planet. They help not just with exploring distant parts of the universe, but also with advancing our economic activity…View More How will robotics advance the space economy?
Robotic emissaries explore the universe for us. Whether traveling to our moon, to other planets, or beyond the Solar System, robots are sometimes much more…View More How will robotic exploration of the universe evolve?
How does the Earth system function? The Earth system is incredibly complex, and understanding how it works is important for the survival of our species.…View More How does artificial intelligence advance Earth system modelling?
Blockchains are decentralized systems of ledgers that record transactions. They contain chains of “blocks”, batches of validated transactions, which cannot be altered without also altering…View More How do blockchains help space exploration?