A new satellite to understand how Earth is losing its cool24 September 2019
A new satellite to understand how Earth is losing its cool24 September 2019 Following a rigorous selection process, ESA has selected a new satellite mission to fill in a critical missing piece of the climate jigsaw. By measuring radiation emitted by Earth into space, FORUM will provide new insight into the planet’s radiation...
Save the date: Earth Explorer 9 User Consultation Meeting30 January 2019
Save the date: Earth Explorer 9 User Consultation Meeting30 January 2019 The date has been set for the Earth observation science community to come together and discuss the merits of the two satellite concepts competing to be ESA’s next Earth Explorer.
Thales Alenia Space leads the build of photosynthesis mission18 January 2019 A new contract seals the deal for Thales Alenia Space to lead the consortium that is building ESA’s photosynthesis mission: FLEX.
Key components of tree-counting Biomass radar cleared for space 16 October 2018
Key components of tree-counting Biomass radar cleared for space 16 October 2018 How many trees are there on Earth? ESA’s Biomass mission will perform a global forest survey, harnessing the longest radar wavelength to pierce through woodland canopies. New microwave transistors made with the most promising semiconductor since silic...
Three Earth Explorer ideas selected21 September 2018
Three Earth Explorer ideas selected21 September 2018 As part of ESA’s continuing commitment to realise cutting-edge satellite missions to advance scientific understanding of our planet and to show how new technologies can be used in space, three new ideas have been chosen to compete as the tenth Earth E...
Two new Earth Explorer concepts to understand our rapidly changing world15 November 2017 ESA has chosen two concepts, FORUM and SKIM, to be developed further and compete to be the ninth Earth Explorer mission.