Ready to build the Biomass forest mission 03 May 2016
Ready to build the Biomass forest mission 03 May 2016 ESA and Airbus Defence and Space UK signed a €229 million contract on 29 April to build the next Earth Explorer: the Biomass satellite, due to begin its mission in 2021.
Focus on Gabon forests for Biomass03 March 2016
Focus on Gabon forests for Biomass03 March 2016 With deforestation accounting for 10% of greenhouse gas emissions, satellite observations have an important role to play in mapping this changing ecosystem. ESA is therefore going to great lengths to make sure a new sensor will live up to its promise.
ESA issues call for new Earth Explorer proposals23 November 2015
ESA issues call for new Earth Explorer proposals23 November 2015 ESA is announcing an opportunity for scientists involved in Earth observation to submit proposals for the next potential Earth Explorer satellite mission.
New satellite to measure plant health19 November 2015
New satellite to measure plant health19 November 2015 ESA plans to track the health of the world’s vegetation by detecting and measuring the faint glow that plants give off as they convert sunlight and the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide into energy.
Reports on Earth Explorer candidates CarbonSat and FLEX now available30 June 2015 As a critical input to the decision-making process that will lead to the selection of ESA’s eighth Earth Explorer mission, the Reports for Mission Selection of the two candidate opportunity missions – CarbonSat and FLEX – are now available.
Save the date: selection of ESA’s eighth Earth Explorer13 March 2015 The date has been set for the Earth observation science community to meet and discuss the merits and express their views of the FLEX and CarbonSat mission concepts before one is finally selected to be built as ESA’s next Earth Explorer satellite.