Implications of new trends in small satellite development

  • Rainer Sandau
Part of the Yearbook on Space Policy book series (YEARSPACE)


Space-borne Earth observation has become a valuable tool for sustainable management and global environmental monitoring because of its unique capability to acquire measurements of various environmental data over large areas of the Earth’s surface. The important need for Earth observation missions in order to improve the related data is perhaps most clearly seen in the great number of current initiatives for international co-operation in the field of environment monitoring, in which measurements from Earth observation (EO) satellites are an essential element. This is especially true in cases where we need to acquire, analyse and use data to document the condition of the Earth’s resources and environment on a long-term (or permanent) basis.


Small Satellite Ground Sample Distance Satellite Earth Observation Data Distribution Structure Global Environmental Monitoring 
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