Aeolus sets sail15 June 2018
Aeolus sets sail15 June 2018 Today is Global Wind Day, which couldn’t be more apt for ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite to begin its voyage to the launch site in French Guiana. And, while almost all satellites journey by aircraft, Aeolus is different, it’s going by ship.
Antarctica hikes up sea level13 June 2018
Antarctica hikes up sea level13 June 2018 In a major collaborative effort, scientists from around the world have used information from satellites to reveal that ice melting in Antarctica has not only raised sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992, but, critically, almost half of this rise has occurre...
Wind satellite shows off05 June 2018
Wind satellite shows off05 June 2018 Before ESA’s Aeolus satellite is packed up and shipped to French Guiana for liftoff in August, media representatives had the chance to see this wind measuring Earth Explorer satellite standing proud in the cleanroom.
New view of Antarctica in 3D11 May 2018
New view of Antarctica in 3D11 May 2018 Thanks to ESA’s CryoSat mission, a new map of Antarctica provides the most accurate 3D view ever of the continent’s vast ice sheet and floating ice shelves.
CryoSat reveals retreat of Patagonian glaciers02 May 2018 While ESA’s CryoSat continues to provide clear insight into how much sea ice is being lost and how the Antarctic and Greenlandic ice sheets are changing, the mission has again surpassed its original scope by revealing exactly how mountain glaciers are...
Swarm turns to whistlers and storms13 April 2018
Swarm turns to whistlers and storms13 April 2018 The batch of new results from ESA’s Swarm mission has not only included the highest-resolution map of the magnetic field generated by Earth’s crust and a map of the tiny magnetic signals from the oceans, but also, remarkably, some unexpected insight i...