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Satellites - World Space Week

World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and the 2020 theme is “Satellites improve life.” We took this opportunity to showcase selected content published in our satellite-related books and journals - enjoy reading! 

We invite you to read and share our fascinating collection - all chapters and articles are free to read throughout October 2020; open access articles and chapters are freely available at any time.

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Take a closer look at selected free articles

© SpringerSurveys in Geophysics

An international review journal covering the entire field of earth and space sciences

Open access article: Earth Observation for Crustal Tectonics and Earthquake Hazards

© SpringerNatural Hazards

Devoted to original research work on all aspects of natural hazards

Free article: Inter-comparison of model, satellite and in situ tropical cyclone heat potential in the North Indian Ocean

© SpringerEarth, Planets and Space

Covering particularly geomagnetism, aeronomy, space science, seismology, volcanology, geodesy, and planetary science.

Open access article: Spatiotemporal behavior of a large-scale landslide at Mt. Onnebetsu-dake, Japan, detected by three L-band SAR satellites

© SpringerProgress in Earth and Planetary Science

Covering space and planetary sciences, atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences, human geosciences, solid earth sciences, and biogeosciences.

Open access article: Spatial distribution and sources of tsunami deposits in a narrow valley setting - insight from 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami deposits in northeastern Japan

© SpringerPFG – Journal of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Science

Providing a wide-ranging coverage of photogrammetry, remote sensing and geoinformation issues since 1926

Free article: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Applications Based on Satellite-Borne and ISS-Borne Remote Sensing Data for School Lessons

© SpringerKN - Journal of Cartography and Geographic Information

Dedicated to theoretical, applied and empirical approaches of cartography and geovisualization

Open access article: Identification of Archaeologically Relevant Areas Using Open Geodata

© SpringerEURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing

Open access journal highlighting the theoretical and practical aspects of signal processing in new and emerging technologies.

Open access article: Statistical test for GNSS spoofing attack detection by using multiple receivers on a rigid body

© SpringerEURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing

Open access journal covering all theoretical and practical aspects of image and video processing


Open access article: An emergency task autonomous planning method of agile imaging satellite

© SpringerSN Applied Sciences

Multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal for the disciplines of Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Materials Science and Physics

Free article: Assessment of absorbing aerosols on austral spring snow albedo reduction by several basins in the Central Andes of Chile from daily satellite observations (2000–2016) and a case study with the WRF-Chem model 

Free article: Evaluation of the AMSR2 L2 soil moisture product of JAXA on the Mongolian Plateau over seven years (2012–2018)

© SpringerEURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking

Open access journal highlighting the continued growth and new challenges in wireless technology

Open access article: User scheduling for multicast transmission in high throughput satellite systems

Open access article: Heterogeneous wireless IoT architecture for natural disaster monitorization

Explore our highlight: Handbook of Small Satellites

© Springer
Our recently published Handbook of Small Satellites is a stunning two-volume reference work on this rapidly expanding field. Institutions and researchers will find herein a comprehensive collection of overview articles on the small satellite industry, written by the international experts spearheading such efforts. The sections are multidisciplinary, covering the technology, design, regulations, economics, and diverse applications of small satellites.

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Take a closer look at more free chapters

© SpringerSatellite Orbits

Guiding through the theory and practice of satellite orbit prediction and determination

Free online chapter: Around the World in a Hundred Minutes

© SpringerInnovative Design, Manufacturing and Testing of Small Satellites

Explaining how the small satellite has dramatically changed in the past decade

Free online chapter: Small Satellites and the U. N. Sustainable Development Goals

© SpringerHandbook of Satellite Applications

Contains detailed information on the design elements used in satellite communications, remote sensing, Earth observations, geomatics, and meteorology

Free online chapter: Satellite Applications Handbook: The Complete Guide to Satellite Communications, Remote Sensing, Navigation, and Meteorology

© SpringerEarth Observation Open Science and Innovation

Open access book offering key insights into how the digital transformation is affecting the space industry

Highlight chapter: Mapping Floods and Assessing Flood Vulnerability for Disaster Decision-Making: A Case Study Remote Sensing Application in Senegal

© SpringerSpringer Handbook of Global Navigation Satellite Systems

An exhaustive reference work on next-generation Global Navigation Satellite Systems and their applications

Free online chapter: Chinese Navigation Satellite Systems

© SpringerGlobal Mobile Satellite Communications Theory

Including new chapters on satellite communication equipment and ground segments

Free online chapter: Mobile Satellite Antenna Systems

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