First Copernicus satellite now operational06 October 2014
First Copernicus satellite now operational06 October 2014 With the commissioning of Sentinel-1A completed and the satellite’s transfer to the team in charge of its exploitation, its data are available as of today to all users. This marks the beginning of the satellite’s operational life, delivering radar co...
New toolboxes make using Sentinel data easy30 September 2014
New toolboxes make using Sentinel data easy30 September 2014 The Sentinel satellites are built primarily to deliver information for environmental services through Europe’s Copernicus programme, but they will also be used to advance our scientific understanding of Earth. Paving the way for easy scientific exploi...
Fifty years of European cooperation in space29 July 2014
Fifty years of European cooperation in space29 July 2014 A new book by eminent historian John Krige details fifty years of European collaboration in space, from the origins of the space programmes of the early 1960s, to the many activities and rich complexity of ESA today.
Doubling radar vision of Earth17 July 2014
Doubling radar vision of Earth17 July 2014 Following a contract signed with Arianespace today, the second Sentinel-1 satellite is now set to join its identical twin sister in orbit in early 2016, optimising the mission’s global coverage to manage the environment and improve everyday lives.
Monitoring climate change from space13 June 2014
Monitoring climate change from space13 June 2014 How do measurements from satellites flying above Earth provide essential information on the effects of climate change on our planet? Scientific and political organisations considered the question in London today.
Satellites improving lives in rural Africa02 June 2014
Satellites improving lives in rural Africa02 June 2014 An ESA-supported project is showing how satcoms can help farmers, voters and educators in rural Africa.