Norway funds satellite map of world's tropical forests

Norway pays for a monthly satellite dataset to track the state of the world's tropical forests.

Oct. 22, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: earth-science rainforests space-exploration earth-observation norway

Satellites picture methane across the globe

The GHGSat company releases a tool to show how methane varies in the atmosphere across the world.

Oct. 21, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: earth-science climate-change methane space-exploration earth-observation

Europe's small Vega rocket returns to action

After a flight failure in 2019, the Vega rocket executes a flawless deployment of 53 satellites.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 3, 2020 ~4 min

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

Esa and Nasa line up satellites to measure Antarctic sea-ice

Aligning polar satellites will enable the first ever reliable maps of Antarctic sea-ice thickness.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: earth-science antarctic nasa arctic space-exploration oceans european-space-agency earth-observation

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
July 5, 2020 ~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

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