Versatility extends life of water mission18 July 2014
Versatility extends life of water mission18 July 2014 SMOS is not only delivering key information on soil moisture and ocean salinity for science, but its data are also being used for a growing number of practical applications. Reflecting this versatility along with new synergistic opportunities, the mis...
How does a beer cooler help understand climate?09 July 2014
How does a beer cooler help understand climate?09 July 2014 While engineers have almost finished building the first Sentinel-3 satellite for ocean forecasting and marine safety, a beer cooler has an unusual role in supporting the long-term record of sea-surface temperatures.
Swarm reveals Earth’s changing magnetism19 June 2014
Swarm reveals Earth’s changing magnetism19 June 2014 The first set of high-resolution results from ESA’s three-satellite Swarm constellation reveals the most recent changes in the magnetic field that protects our planet.
Ten year-old Dragon gains new strength30 May 2014
Ten year-old Dragon gains new strength30 May 2014 As ESA and China mark a decade of cooperation, imagery over China’s Poyang lake is testament to the new Sentinel satellite’s promise of continued radar data acquisition for a multitude of applications.
Water mission boosts food security 21 May 2014
Water mission boosts food security 21 May 2014 ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission has gone beyond its original scientific brief of delivering critical information for understanding the water cycle – this versatile satellite is now being used to predict drought and improve crop yield...
CryoSat finds sharp increase in Antarctica’s ice losses19 May 2014 Three years of observations from ESA’s CryoSat satellite show that the Antarctic ice sheet is now losing 159 billion tonnes of ice each year – twice as much as when it was last surveyed.