ESA calls for Sentinel-4/-5 Mission Advisory Group15 May 2013 In accordance with the continuing development of the Sentinel-4 and Sentinel-5 missions for Europe’s GMES initiative, ESA is re-establishing the Mission Advisory Group. The Agency invites members of the Earth observation user community with relevant...
ESA calls for Biomass Mission Advisory Group08 May 2013
ESA calls for Biomass Mission Advisory Group08 May 2013 Following ESA’s Earth Observation Programme Board’s selection of the Biomass mission as the seventh Earth Explorer, the Mission Advisory Group is being re-established. Scientists from the Earth science community are invited to apply for membership.
Taking two bites at ocean salinity 22 April 2013
Taking two bites at ocean salinity 22 April 2013 The saltiness of the oceans is being closely monitored from space by both ESA’s SMOS and NASA’s Aquarius missions, but in slightly different ways. By joining forces, researchers are exploiting these complementary missions to benefit climate science...
90 million laser shots bring wind satellite back on track16 April 2013 Developing new ways of monitoring Earth is always demanding, but ESA’s Aeolus mission has faced some particularly difficult technical challenges. However, with the success of intense high-energy tests on its novel laser there is now light at the end o...
Water mission extends its talents to carbon22 March 2013
Water mission extends its talents to carbon22 March 2013 ESA’s SMOS satellite is not only proving its worth by mapping soil moisture and ocean salinity, this multifaceted satellite has now shown that it can ‘see’ through vegetation to monitor wetlands for a better understanding of Earth’s carbon cycle.
GOCE: the first seismometer in orbit08 March 2013
GOCE: the first seismometer in orbit08 March 2013 Satellites map changes in Earth’s surface caused by earthquakes but never before have sound waves from a quake been sensed directly in space – until now. ESA’s hyper-sensitive GOCE gravity satellite has added yet another first to its list of successes.