look at the Database section by clicking on the top menu. The database includes: more than 900 operational satellites,  approximately 150 launchers,  all spaceport from where the satellites were launched,  nearly 400 key stakeholders in the sector.

Link of the week: remote sensing e-book from India

June 25th, 2010

India is one of the most active Countries in satellite remote sensing. Currently operational satellites are: IRS-1C, IRS-ID, IRS-P3, OCEANSAT-1, Technology Experimental Satellite (TES), RESOURCESAT-1, CARTOSAT-1 and 2,  RISAT (Radar Imaging Satellite).
National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) is one of the centres of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) under the Department of Space, Govt. of India, [...]

Tags: India, isro, remote sensing applications
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Soft power in the new millennium for space faring countries

May 28th, 2010

Soft power is the ability to obtain what one wants through co-option and attraction. It is in contradistinction to ‘hard power‘, which is the use of coercion and payment. The expression and related theory was coined by Joseph Nye of Harvard University in a 1990 book, Bound to Lead: The Changing Nature of American Power. [...]

Tags: charm offensive, Hillary Clinton, India, Obama, People's Republic of China, Politics, smart power
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Satellites manufacturers

April 6th, 2010

What Countries are manufacturers of orbiting satellites? In this post I include a graph for the 5 years period 2004-2008. The graph reports the number of successfully launched satellitesper year by the six major Countries (identified by main contractors). The data are from the Aerospace database in this web site.

Tags: Europe, India, Japan, People's Republic of China, Russian Federation, US
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