Satellites confirm sinking of San Francisco tower25 November 2016
Satellites confirm sinking of San Francisco tower25 November 2016 The Sentinel-1 satellites have shown that the Millennium Tower skyscraper in the centre of San Francisco is sinking by a few centimetres a year. Studying the city is helping scientists to improve the monitoring of urban ground movements, particularly...
Space agencies combine efforts for space hydrology11 November 2016
Space agencies combine efforts for space hydrology11 November 2016 Heads of space agencies are meeting today in Marrakesh, Morocco at the COP22 climate change summit to reaffirm their commitment to a coordinated approach for monitoring Earth’s climate, with particular focus on the water cycle.
Sentinel-1 helping Cyclone Roanu relief26 May 2016
Sentinel-1 helping Cyclone Roanu relief26 May 2016 Cyclone Roanu has claimed over 100 lives in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and has left tens of thousands in need of aid. Officials are looking to the sky for information on flooded areas to analyse the cyclone’s aftermath and support emergency response ac...
Big shake next for air pollution satellite25 September 2015
Big shake next for air pollution satellite25 September 2015 The launch of Sentinel-5 Precursor is planned for next spring so the satellite is being put through its paces to make sure it is fit for liftoff and life in orbit tracking air pollution. Vibration and acoustic tests are next up.
My Planet from Space exhibition draws special visitor09 September 2015
My Planet from Space exhibition draws special visitor09 September 2015 The My Planet from Space: Fragility and Beauty exhibition in New York, USA, drew to a close yesterday with a ceremony attended by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the UN.
Sentinel-2 catches eye of algal storm04 September 2015
Sentinel-2 catches eye of algal storm04 September 2015 The Sentinel-2A satellite has been in orbit for only a matter of weeks, but new images of an algal bloom in the Baltic Sea show that it is already exceeding expectations. Built essentially as a land monitoring mission, Sentinel-2 will also certainly f...