International Aeronautical Federation Spring Meeting

Landing in Paris, I was surprised to see cherry blossoms lining along the streets. Charles de Gaulle was busy as usual, if not even busier. It started off with parallel meetings at the International Academy of Astronautics catching up on meetings and the latest developments over the year. Running parallel across the river was the… Continue reading International Aeronautical Federation Spring Meeting

Environment and space

source: phys.com Human actions have had an indisputable impact on the Earth’s natural environment. Human activities have contributed to deforestation, desertification, soil degradation, depletion of the ozone layer and climate change. Space-based technologies, such as remotely sensed data, have enhanced scientific understanding of water cycles, air quality, forests and other aspects of the natural environment.… Continue reading Environment and space

2019 URSI Asia Pacific Radio Science Conference 9-15 March 2019, New Delhi

The International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Radio science encompasses the knowledge and study of all aspects of electromagnetic fields and waves. The International Union of Radio Science (Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale), a non-governmental and non-profit organisation under the International Council for Science, is responsible for stimulating and co-ordinating, on an international basis, studies, research, applications,… Continue reading 2019 URSI Asia Pacific Radio Science Conference 9-15 March 2019, New Delhi

Precision Agriculture Feeding the world

Imagine that by year 2050, the world’s population would rise to 10 billion and feeding the population means increasing global food production by 70%. source: ESA According to ESA, the agritech sector is a $5 trillion global business and is anticipated to grow.  Around 38% of the world’s land and 70% of the world’s water… Continue reading Precision Agriculture Feeding the world

Drones

In late November 2018 the European Commission, European and national authorities together with the industry adopted the Amsterdam declaration to advance safe, secure and green drone operations in Europe. The declaration focuses on smart mobility solutions that integrate aviation in wider transport policies.  These solutions should also support automated drone operations over longer distances. The Commission and… Continue reading Drones