Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite hit by space particle31 August 2016
Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite hit by space particle31 August 2016 ESA engineers have discovered that a solar panel on the Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite was hit by a millimetre-size particle in orbit on 23 August. Thanks to onboard cameras, ground controllers were able to identify the affected area. So far, there...
Sentinel-1 provides new insight into Italy’s earthquake29 August 2016
Sentinel-1 provides new insight into Italy’s earthquake29 August 2016 On 24 August, an earthquake struck central Italy, claiming at least 290 lives and causing widespread damage. Satellite images are being used to help emergency aid organisations, while scientists have begun to analyse ground movement.
ESA’s Dragon cooperation with China extended to 202008 July 2016 ESA and China have launched the fourth phase of the collaborative Dragon programme in Wuhan City, on the Yangtze River, which recently experienced major floods witnessed by Europe’s Sentinel-1 satellite.
Sentinel-1 satellites combine radar vision22 June 2016
Sentinel-1 satellites combine radar vision22 June 2016 The twin Sentinel-1 satellites have – for the first time – combined to show their capability for revealing even small deformations in Earth’s surface.
Monitoring pipelines from space06 June 2016
Monitoring pipelines from space06 June 2016 Dutch company Orbital Eye has developed a service that uses satellites to monitor gas and oil pipelines. A major African pipeline operator has already signed up for the service.
Mapping that sinking feeling01 June 2016
Mapping that sinking feeling01 June 2016 For a low-lying, densely populated country like the Netherlands, monitoring subsidence is critical. Until recently, tiny displacements in the ground beneath our feet couldn’t be mapped nationally but, thanks to the Sentinel-1 mission, this is now poss...