One plant at a time 27 July 2017
One plant at a time 27 July 2017 Precision farming is set to become even more precise with a new camera drawing on satellite imaging. Thanks to research with ESA on new cameras, hyperspectral cameras flying on drones are now able to see details as small as 4–5 cm.
Pandora measures fire fumes over Rome28 June 2017
Pandora measures fire fumes over Rome28 June 2017 While a fire at a rubbish depot was detected from space by the Copernicus Sentinel-3A and ESA’s Proba-V satellites, pollutants in the plume of thick smoke were measured by instruments that will be used to validate information from the upcoming Sentine...
Proba-V images Portuguese forest fire21 June 2017
Proba-V images Portuguese forest fire21 June 2017 ESA’s Proba-V minisatellite has captured the forest fire raging in central Portugal, revealing blackened scars and columns of smoke as well as pinpointing active fire hotspots.
Proba-V eyes Bolivia’s vanishing lake08 February 2016
Proba-V eyes Bolivia’s vanishing lake08 February 2016 Monitoring Earth’s surface every day, ESA’s Proba-V minisatellite has had a ringside seat as the second largest lake in Bolivia gradually dried up. Lake Poopó has now been declared fully evaporated.
Proba-V maps world air traffic from space07 May 2015
Proba-V maps world air traffic from space07 May 2015 As ESA’s Proba-V works quietly on its main task of monitoring vegetation growth across Earth, the minisatellite is also picking up something from a little higher: signals from thousands of aircraft.
Scanning Earth, saving lives06 March 2015
Scanning Earth, saving lives06 March 2015 A high-speed camera for monitoring vegetation from space and combating famine in Africa is being adapted to spot changes in human skin cells, invisible to the naked eye, to help diagnose skin diseases like cancer.