Rocket Lab: Latest mission from New Zealand lost in flight

An Electron rocket launched from New Zealand's North Island fails in flight, destroying its satellites.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
yesterday ~3 min

Tags: new-zealand space-exploration british-space-programme earth-observation communications-satellites

Red pandas tracked by satellite in conservation 'milestone'

Red pandas in Nepal are being monitored in their last stronghold in the mountainous forests of Nepal.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
June 12, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: conservation wildlife nepal earth-observation

Planet's satellites aim for still sharper view of Earth

Some locations on Earth, such as the UK, will be pictured at high resolution up to 12 times a day.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science space-exploration earth-observation

Methane observing firm eyes UK for key base

Canadian firm GHGSat, which carries out methane monitoring from space, looks to set up a UK hub.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science canada space-exploration european-space-agency greenhouse-gas-emissions earth-observation

Space radar movies track motion on Earth's surface

Finnish satellite operator Iceye makes movies of activity on the ground through cloud and at night.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science space-exploration finland earth-observation

UK firm plans ultra-high definition space videos

London-based Sen already has some cameras in orbit and now plans a dedicated satellite network.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 5, 2020 ~3 min

Tags:  space-exploration  earth-observation

Space radar company chases persistent vision

The American start-up Capella says it's now ready to deploy its fleet of all-weather Earth observers.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Jan. 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: engineering astronomy space-exploration earth-observation

Taal volcano lake all but gone in eruption

Satellites continue to monitor the Philippines volcano which has experienced a lull in activity.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Jan. 16, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: earth-science geology philippines volcanoes space-exploration earth-observation

Stars align for epic space missions

Athena and Lisa, two major astronomy projects of the 2030s, should launch within a year of each other.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Nov. 28, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: spain space-exploration european-space-agency earth-observation

Satellites to monitor whale strandings from space

Scientists are developing the techniques to spot mass stranding events from orbit.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Oct. 17, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: space-exploration whales chile earth-observation british-antarctic-survey

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