Satellites guide sailor from treacherous waters19 December 2014
Satellites guide sailor from treacherous waters19 December 2014 While sailing south of Africa on an around-the-world voyage, Matteo Miceli was suddenly alerted to a massive iceberg in his path.
Tapping into Earth observation data for international development11 December 2014 A new initiative brings ESA and the Asian Development Bank together to exploit satellite Earth observation data for sustainable growth.
Sentinel-3 fully formed04 December 2014
Sentinel-3 fully formed04 December 2014 For more than 18 months, engineers have been carefully piecing together the many components that make up ESA’s Sentinel-3A satellite. Now hosting an array of instruments to provide a wealth of information about Earth’s oceans and land, the satellite i...
On solid ground03 December 2014
On solid ground03 December 2014 Lovers of architecture and history can rest easy: the stability of historical buildings can now be monitored in real time by a new technique with its roots in space.
Laser link offers high-speed delivery28 November 2014
Laser link offers high-speed delivery28 November 2014 Marking a first in space, Sentinel-1A and Alphasat have linked up by laser stretching almost 36 000 km across space to deliver images of Earth just moments after they were captured.
Trial separation prepares for final release30 October 2014
Trial separation prepares for final release30 October 2014 Sentinel-2A is in the middle of an extensive testing programme to make sure this land-monitoring satellite is fit for launch next spring. As well as being shaken and stressed, engineers have also checked that it will separate from the rocket for its l...