Environment

Image taken from an aircraft with an engineering model of Satellite Vu's space camera compared with typical optical photographs. Credit: Satellite Vu

Infrared imaging satellite to monitor energy efficiency at scale

Satellite Vu has raised a £3.6m seed round to launch a satellite constellation capable of imaging the thermal footprint of any building on the planet every 1 to 2 hours

Wind measurement satellite with custom CCD lifts off

The European Space Agency’s Aeolus satellite containing a powerful UV laser and custom CCD detector for measuring wind speed has been launched into space yesterday. It will provide detailed profiles of the Earth's winds to improve weather forecasts

Disaster analysis

Jessica Rowbury looks at how satellite imagery and other remote sensing technology is used to study natural disasters

Spectroscopy meets imaging

Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging techniques, which combine spectroscopy and imaging, are opening up a range of applications from environmental monitoring and agricultural research to automation of plastic recycling, as Greg Blackman discovers

Imaging on impact

Greg Blackman assesses the equipment characteristics required to provide vision solutions in harsh environments

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