Using Kinetic Energy to Place Satellites in Orbit

A new startup, SpinLaunch, hopes to catapult satellites in orbit by 2025 using a kinetic energy launch system.

Satellite Imagery Data

Historically, satellite observations of the Earth’s atmosphere, land, and oceans have been acquired via satellites operated by federal agencies and space programs. Commercial sources are increasingly available and can supply very high resolution imagery to users for a fee. Both real-time and archived data are available from a variety of public sources.

Landsat timelapse of Wisconsin’s fastest growing city (and other ways to kill some time)

Website lets users visualize landsape change anywhere on Earth based on 30 years of Landsat imagery.

Landsat 8 satellite fully operational

The much-anticipated Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) entered operational status yesterday, May 30th.

Landsat 8 to launch February 11, 2013

The Landsat era that began in 1972 will continue with the launch of Landsat 8 next month.

Landsat 5 update

Landsat 5 continues to suffer from technical problems limiting image acquisition capabilities.

Landsat 5 satellite on brink of failure

According to a US Geological Survey news release, the Landsat 5 satellite could be nearing the end of its life.

Satellite imagery aids flood response effort

To quickly understand the magnitude of this year’s flooding, the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs turned to several unique mapping sources as tools to improve its coordination and information roles.

Feds announce free Landsat for all

The U.S. Geological Survey is set to make their entire Landsat satellite imagery archive available for free by February 2009.

Earth Observations Day

The importance of using Remote Sensing to monitor the Earth and its environments will be recognized with an official ‘Earth Observations Day’ named by the USGS and AmericaView on September 21st, 2006. Earth Observations Day …