From the Magazine
The evolving quality and quantity of Earth observation data enables an ever-increasingly profound knowledge of the climate crisis, enhancing the efficacy of mitigation strategies as well as the management of risk and natural or human-made disasters.
The United States is expected to play a supporting role in an international campaign to monitor greenhouse gas emissions from space.
Many different organizations within NOAA monitor climate change with data and imagery captured by ground-based, airborne, maritime and satellite sensors. NOAA officials then gauge the accuracy of the information, analyze it and compare it with historical observations to detect trends.
Big Data is boosting Earth Observation demand, creating new applications and changing traditional business models. As a disruptive innovation, it keeps changing the way EO data is being used.
Satellites are leading the charge in the battle against climate change, providing critical insights about Earth that can only be gained from space. But are they also contributing to the problem?
Does it make sense for the Pentagon to spend billions of dollars buying and maintaining satellites when there are now private companies that can provide space-based capabilities as a service? That’s the question at the heart of an ongoing debate about the role of private space enterprise in national security.
Three important intersections for the Earth and environmental information sector as it relates to re-imagining and rebuilding a new economy include ensuring that a “whole of government” approach translates to “whole of Earth,” engaging and supporting business, and realizing a national Earth predictive capability to win the future.
ESG, which stands for environment, social and governance, is a set of nonfinancial criteria that community-minded and bottom-line investors alike are increasingly using to value businesses.
China has experienced an explosion of commercial space companies since 2014, driven by the government opening up the space sector to private capital.
Recruiting in trying times: How Lockheed Martin Space hired thousands (plus 700 interns) in a pandemic
Almost overnight, Lockheed Martin Space with about 23,000 employees switched from its traditional in-person approach to virtual recruitment, interviewing and training.
Op-ed | Blank checks c/o the stars: Market analysis given short shrift as companies cash in on SPAC spree
This time, there’s no moon-or-bust crash program driving the influx of capital. Instead, we are seeing a rush to write blank checks without detailed consideration for what commercial enterprises worldwide value most: the market.
When Joe Biden was elected president, many expected NASA would shift direction, emphasizing climate change over human spaceflight. Three months into Biden's term, it’s increasingly clear those changes aren’t nearly as radical as some might have thought.
Since the White House announced its nomination of former senator Bill Nelson to lead the agency March 19, there’s been a wave of endorsements from political figures and industry.
It’s been 20 years since the last big round of satellite bankruptcies. With Intelsat, OneWeb, Speedcast, and Global Eagle filing for bankruptcy, and several others teetering, 2020 will be known as the new year of reckoning for many satellite companies.