In July 2019, selected top notch European Earth Observation scientists gathered at cosine in Warmond to assess the scientific value of small satellite missions. cosine organized this workshop with partners TU Delft and ISISpace.
The study, for ESA’s Earth Observation department, aims to investigate operational and scientific use of miniaturized optical instruments for Earth Observation. Experts on remote sensing discussed several exciting missions for observations of land, atmosphere and oceans from space.
Many participants noted the added value of a constellation of small satellites for scientific research in addition to larger missions. The larger the constellation of satellites, the less time in between passes and the more frequent the updates of the targeted area.
cosine continues to develop miniaturized optical instruments for applications in space and on Earth, such as HyperScout.