ESA’s MELiSSA life-support programme wins academic recognition24 July 2017 The head of Europe’s effort to create a close-loop life support system for long-duration space missions has received a prestigious honorary doctorate – amid a busy period in the programme’s 27-year history.
Air pollution monitoring Sentinel on show20 July 2017
Air pollution monitoring Sentinel on show20 July 2017 With Sentinel-5 Precursor about to be packed up and shipped to Russia for liftoff in late September, media representatives, members of the UK Space Agency and National Centre for Earth Observation had the chance to see this Copernicus air-pollution mo...
Insight into origin of space missions18 July 2017
Insight into origin of space missions18 July 2017 Where do the detailed analyses underpinning new ESA space missions arise from? The Agency’s future-oriented basic activities support the development of new concepts and technologies for space.
See our seasons change from space06 July 2017
See our seasons change from space06 July 2017 With the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite fully fledged and its data freely available, the task of monitoring and understanding our changing planet has been made that much easier. Seeing the effect spring has on our plant life is just one of its many...
Pandora measures fire fumes over Rome28 June 2017
Pandora measures fire fumes over Rome28 June 2017 While a fire at a rubbish depot was detected from space by the Copernicus Sentinel-3A and ESA’s Proba-V satellites, pollutants in the plume of thick smoke were measured by instruments that will be used to validate information from the upcoming Sentine...
Proba-V images Portuguese forest fire21 June 2017
Proba-V images Portuguese forest fire21 June 2017 ESA’s Proba-V minisatellite has captured the forest fire raging in central Portugal, revealing blackened scars and columns of smoke as well as pinpointing active fire hotspots.