Author: HSAT

Satellite: SENTINEL-2

SENTINEL-2, part of ESA's Copernicus program, is actually two separate two satellites -  SENTINEL-2A and SENTINEL-2B.  S-2A was launched on June 23rd, 2015 and 2B was launched two years later on March 7th, 2017.  Both 2A and 2B are optical satellites, with multiple wavelength detectors,...

Satellite: ESA SENTINEL-1

COPERNICUS AND SENTINEL-1  - BACKGROUND With the ambitious aim of creating a better understanding of the Earth, the European Space Agency (ESA) started the Copernicus program – “Europe's eye on the earth”. This was much more than just collecting high-quality data, this was about providing...

Satellites: SENTINEL-5

SENTINEL-5 Overview SENTINEL-5, launched in 2020,  is ESAs fifth mission as part of the Copernicus Programme.  Like its predecessor SENTINEL-4, it is focused on monitoring the climate and air quality – providing data on a wide range of areas, from pollutants such as NO2 to…

Europe sees drop in NO2 due to Lockdown

European cities have seen a dramatic drop in Nitrogen Dioxide (No2) levels as a result of the lockdown -  the simple act of reducing transport has transformed the environment. The same impact has been seen in China as the lockdown came into force. In China,...

NO2 Plummets During Lockdown in China

Satellite images from around the world have shown a dramatic reduction in NO2 (Nitrogen Dioxide) during the lockdown. The images of China (see below) show the immediate impact of reducing transport has on pollutants  – including NO2. During the lockdown, the NO2 levels plummeted, in…

Satellites and Coral

Corals are crucial to animals and humans around the world. They cover more than 280.000 square km of the ocean floor and provide a home to more than 25% of all marine species. Corals don’t just provide habitats for a quarter of the marine species…

Aquaculture – Investing in Solutions

AQUACULTURE INVESTING IN SOLUTIONS Satellite technology is offering new ways to monitor and improve aquaculture. HSAT is a Norwegian based start-up that was founded with the objective of using the very latest satellite technology with cutting edge analytics to help businesses. HSAT is looking for...