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.
500 new European companies from space 18 September 2017
500 new European companies from space 18 September 2017 Thousands of new jobs and boosted local economies are the direct results from ESA’s investment in young companies through its business incubators, which have now fostered more than 500 start-ups that adapt space technology and satellite services for u...
Travel app wins top prize at App Camp18 September 2017
Travel app wins top prize at App Camp18 September 2017 An app that uses satellite imagery to give flight travellers an interactive, bird’s-eye view of their routes took the top prize at this year’s Space App Camp at ESA’s centre in Frascati, Italy.
Earth through different eyes15 September 2017
Earth through different eyes15 September 2017 In the 1960s, photographs of Earth taken by the first astronauts captured the imaginations of people across the world. The pictures not only became icons for space exploration, but also the fragility of our planet. But astronauts were not the only one...
Sentinel-5P launch preparations in full swing14 September 2017
Sentinel-5P launch preparations in full swing14 September 2017 With liftoff set for 13 October, engineers at Russia’s Plesetsk launch site are steaming ahead with the task of getting Europe’s next Copernicus satellite ready for its journey into orbit.
Italy’s drought seen from space05 September 2017
Italy’s drought seen from space05 September 2017 Despite the welcome showers at the weekend, abnormally low soil-moisture conditions persist in central Italy. Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped the country.