Key components of tree-counting Biomass radar cleared for space 16 October 2018
Key components of tree-counting Biomass radar cleared for space 16 October 2018 How many trees are there on Earth? ESA’s Biomass mission will perform a global forest survey, harnessing the longest radar wavelength to pierce through woodland canopies. New microwave transistors made with the most promising semiconductor since silic...
Three Earth Explorer ideas selected21 September 2018
Three Earth Explorer ideas selected21 September 2018 As part of ESA’s continuing commitment to realise cutting-edge satellite missions to advance scientific understanding of our planet and to show how new technologies can be used in space, three new ideas have been chosen to compete as the tenth Earth E...
Two new Earth Explorer concepts to understand our rapidly changing world15 November 2017 ESA has chosen two concepts, FORUM and SKIM, to be developed further and compete to be the ninth Earth Explorer mission.
Call for new Earth Explorer mission ideas25 September 2017
Call for new Earth Explorer mission ideas25 September 2017 As part of ESA’s commitment to realise new satellite missions that advance our understanding of Earth, benefit society and demonstrate innovative space technologies, a call is now open for new Earth Explorer ideas.
Mapping the world’s forests20 September 2017
Mapping the world’s forests20 September 2017 Using satellite radar data, scientists have created a global map that quantifies the amount of wood in our forests – a key to understanding Earth’s carbon cycle and, ultimately, climate change.
Deal signed for FLEX’s fluorescence finder07 November 2016
Deal signed for FLEX’s fluorescence finder07 November 2016 ESA has selected Italian company Leonardo to build the main instrument for the upcoming FLEX satellite to study the health of Earth’s vegetation.