Taking gravity from strength to strength20 March 2019
Taking gravity from strength to strength20 March 2019 Ten years ago, ESA launched one of its most innovative satellites. GOCE spent four years measuring a fundamental force of nature: gravity. This extraordinary mission not only yielded new insights into our gravity field, but led to some amazing discove...
New observations for the new economy08 March 2019
New observations for the new economy08 March 2019 We all listen to weather forecasts and know they rely on satellite data. What may not be so obvious is that many other aspects of our lives depend on robust satellite data, from growing crops to tackling the major issue of climate change. The socio-ec...
Shrinking heart13 February 2019
Shrinking heart13 February 2019 This heart-shaped body of water may look cute for Valentine’s Day but just as love sometimes fades, this emerald sea is withering away.
Loving big12 February 2019
Loving big12 February 2019 Since it’s Valentine’s Day soon, we’re all feeling romantic and so we bring you this image of a heart-shaped lake in Argentina – and like all love, it’s special.
EarthCARE mission to improve weather forecasts12 February 2019
EarthCARE mission to improve weather forecasts12 February 2019 Earth observation satellite data are crucial for generating accurate weather predictions. They provide a global picture of the current state of the atmosphere, which is used as the starting point for creating a forecast. But our knowledge of that curr...
Taking Aeolus to the next level11 February 2019
Taking Aeolus to the next level11 February 2019 Since ESA’s Aeolus satellite was launched in August, engineers and scientists have been carefully checking the information that this pioneering mission is delivering on the world’s winds – and now it’s time for the next phase.