The Smallsat Show-me Era

Over the last decade, small satellites have revolutionized the space industry while influencing life on Earth in ways as varied as providing broadband access, monitoring infrastructure, improving weather forecasting, and supporting the war effort in Ukraine.

Scientists are using NASA satellite data to text Bangladeshi farmers water-saving strategies

One of the many IRAS outputs that are routinely generated during the dry season at biweekly frequency using NASA data. This image of a region in Bangladesh shows the specific areas where over-irrigation has likely occurred in the two weeks prior to June 4, 2023. Over-irrigation is calculated based on comparison between actual water consumed by crops, which is estimated using Landsat data, and the crop water demand, which is estimated using weather data from GFS. (Image credit: Courtesy of Faisal Hossain)