Europe secures new generation of weather satellites16 October 2014
Europe secures new generation of weather satellites16 October 2014 Contracts were signed today to build three pairs of MetOp Second Generation satellites, ensuring the continuity of essential information for global weather forecasting and climate monitoring for decades to come.
Romania to shed new light on the atmosphere14 October 2014
Romania to shed new light on the atmosphere14 October 2014 Romania is leading the way in an ambitious project to build an instrument to detect and monitor tiny particles suspended in the air. The new ‘lidar’– the first of its kind in Europe – is set to contribute to ESA’s satellites that focus on the atmosphe...
First Copernicus satellite now operational06 October 2014
First Copernicus satellite now operational06 October 2014 With the commissioning of Sentinel-1A completed and the satellite’s transfer to the team in charge of its exploitation, its data are available as of today to all users. This marks the beginning of the satellite’s operational life, delivering radar co...
Bardarbunga belches05 September 2014
Bardarbunga belches05 September 2014 Satellites are showing clouds of sulphur dioxide from Iceland’s restive Bardarbunga volcano.
A wing for Sentinel-2A 01 September 2014
A wing for Sentinel-2A 01 September 2014 Imaging Earth’s land with unprecedented speed and resolution has come another step closer as the next Sentinel satellite has been given its solar wing and started a strenuous six-month test campaign to make sure that it is fit for launch next April.
Sentinel-1 poised to monitor motion26 August 2014
Sentinel-1 poised to monitor motion26 August 2014 Although it was only launched a few months ago and is still being commissioned, the new Sentinel-1A radar satellite has already shown that it can be used to generate 3D models of Earth’s surface and will be able to closely monitor land and ice surface...