Tiny CubeSat tracks worldwide air traffic07 April 2016
Tiny CubeSat tracks worldwide air traffic07 April 2016 Since its launch six months ago, a satellite small enough to fit in an airline passenger’s carry-on bag has been tracking aircraft in flight across the entire globe.
Space keeps us safe as air travel rises 08 March 2016
Space keeps us safe as air travel rises 08 March 2016 ESA and UK satellite operator Inmarsat are forging ahead with the development of air–ground communications via satellite as part of Europe’s plan to keep our skies safe as air traffic increases.
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.
How to tackle migration issues?02 March 2016
How to tackle migration issues?02 March 2016 Migration, as a result of war, terrorism, poverty or economic crisis, is an increasing concern of our 22 Member States and one of the greatest challenges they currently face. Satellites already play a role in migration issues, and they could play an e...
Keeping transport systems on track29 February 2016
Keeping transport systems on track29 February 2016 Operators of UK transport networks are the first who are set to benefit from Live Land, a satellite-based land monitoring system developed through ESA.
ESA in partnership with Europe’s railways22 February 2016
ESA in partnership with Europe’s railways22 February 2016 Europe’s railway network plays a vital role in keeping our continent on the move. A new ESA initiative is considering the ways that space can add value to the network as it enters its third century of operations.