GOES-R new geostationary weather satellite launched

GOES-R the first of four high advanced weather satellites was launched on November 19, 2016 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. GOES –R, -S, -T and...

International Space Apps Challenge: The Space Science Hackathon!

Space Agencies across the world are working on some incredible projects be it India's Mars Mission or ESA's Comet Chasing Spacecraft or NASA's Internet...

Are we ready to send humans into deep space?

A question that has been asked for centuries will soon be answered! NASA's Orion is getting ready for a test flight ! For those of you...

Earth Observation Industry, International Financial Institutions and Development Agencies

This post is to address, Earth Observation Information Services as an assisting mechanism to operatively connect Earth Observation Industry, International Financial Institutions and Development...

New Horizon’s first stages of Pluto encounter

Not a long time ago, we wrote about the New Horizons mission to Pluto! You will get it right if you want to guess...

Water on Mars?

We have had this question for a while now. It is more like, someone please tell me what went on  that planet, and why...

MAVEN found its new home!

After an incredible journey of 442 million miles at a small expense of $671 million (!!?!), Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, MAVEN  has finally...

Explore the Earth from Space: Geoawesome Map of “space” photos

Pictures of the earth taken from space are always breath-taking! It's always amazing to see how vibrant and colourful our little blue planet is! Explore the world...

Rosetta’s signal after 957 days of sleep

After two-and-a-half years remaining in deep space hibernation ESA’s Operation Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, cheered the first contact with Rosetta spacecraft on 20 January...

Nepal earthquake deformations

Radar images can be used to examine deformations of the land surface. Therefore an area of interest has to be recorded before and after...

Space Race; the startups’ Insight

BACKGROUND Several startups are taking part in the space race with their notable visions to demilitarize the satellite imagery access. In 2009, Skybox Imaging thought...

Twenty years of India Lights: Mapping India’s electrification

The world's largest democracy still has the uphill task of providing basic electrification to over 300 million people. A challenge considered so important that WIRED...

Launch of Sentinel-2A tonight

The first satellite in the two-satellite-mission, Sentinel-2A, is going to be launched this night. The launch from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on...

Welcome Back Orion!

After a successful launch on Dec 5, 2014, the Orion space capsule spent four and a half hours around the planet before a triumphant...

Mapping the Moon: The Jumping-Off Point in GIS Space Exploration

The power of geographic information systems (GIS) is undisputed in every field it has been applied to. From climatologists using the software to determine...

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