Observing satellites

The full name of this site is "Satellite Observation: Observing Earth Observation satellites". Usually, it is meant figuratively: the articles deal with the technical, commercial or political aspects of earth observation, not with advice about how to literally observe satellites. So for this article, let's do exactly that instead. Let's look at how artificial satellites… Continue reading Observing satellites


Pleiades NEO, the Airbus Very High Resolution constellation

Airbus Defense & Space just announced it will launch a constellation of 4 Very High Resolution (VHR) optical earth observation satellites, in 2020 and 2021. This will be a follow-on to the Pléiades constellation, which comprises two agile, 70cm resolution satellites, launched in 2011 and 2012. Unlike Pléiades, which was a public-private partnership between Airbus… Continue reading Pleiades NEO, the Airbus Very High Resolution constellation