First applications from Sentinel-2A27 July 2015
First applications from Sentinel-2A27 July 2015 From agricultural monitoring to charting changing lands, early images from Europe’s new Sentinel-2A satellite show how the ‘colour vision’ mission’s critical observations can be used to keep us and our planet safe.
Gabon on the radar22 July 2015
Gabon on the radar22 July 2015 Mapping forest biomass from space poses a huge technical challenge, but ESA is building a new satellite to do just that. To make sure its novel measuring technique is accurate over a wide range of forest types, scientists headed over to Gabon in Centr...
ICE: a hot topic for satcoms15 July 2015
ICE: a hot topic for satcoms15 July 2015 ESA’s latest public–private partnership, ICE, gives European industry the opportunity to shape future mobile satellite services on land, at sea and in the air.
Europe advances with safer air travel14 July 2015
Europe advances with safer air travel14 July 2015 A safer airspace over Europe by 2018 is materialising as ESA’s Iris precursor project today began development with the unlocking of a further €7.6 million of funding.
ESA teams ready for Europe’s next weather satellite09 July 2015 Ground control teams are ready to shepherd Europe’s next weather satellite through its critical first days in orbit, ensuring it is working and healthy in the harsh environment of space.
Helping Europe prepare for asteroid risk30 June 2015
Helping Europe prepare for asteroid risk30 June 2015 Each year, astronomers worldwide discover over 1000 new asteroids or other space rocks that could strike our planet. And if one is spotted heading towards Earth, experts working in ESA and national emergency offices need to know who should do what, an...