February was an indication of the new era of the Earth observation (EO) industry: From 3D printed rockets to proactive FAA updated drone rules and NASA’s EOSDIS cloud evolution that will allow for more efficient access of data. There are also interesting writeups on the maturing space market, its applications, and why the use of EO technology is expected to become mainstream within ten years.
Best wishes for 2019 from the EO News team! In January, the momentum on SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog continued to grow, and restrictions were lifted to operate heavy lift drone swarms. On the other hand, however, while we saw more satellite launches, the world also lost some.
Season’s greetings and Happy New year from the EO news. This month we have even more satellite launches, several EO themed events and many interesting blog posts. We wrap up with some pictures of 2018’s year in space. 2019 seems to be shaping up to be another exciting year for EO.
At the start of November, the European Space Agency held its first Phi week. Many videos from the event are available in the first link below. We have had several satellite launches this month and more are planned for later this year. Finally, an interesting article from DigitalGlobe about getting satellite data to a computer in 55 seconds.
The start of October saw new funding rounds and large contracts awarded. Throughout the month there have been announcements of more planned satellite launches, especially CubeSats. Finally, Radiant Earth Foundation, Digital Globe and Azavea announced exciting product releases.