Versatility extends life of water mission18 July 2014
Versatility extends life of water mission18 July 2014 SMOS is not only delivering key information on soil moisture and ocean salinity for science, but its data are also being used for a growing number of practical applications. Reflecting this versatility along with new synergistic opportunities, the mis...
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.
CryoSat finds sharp increase in Antarctica’s ice losses19 May 2014 Three years of observations from ESA’s CryoSat satellite show that the Antarctic ice sheet is now losing 159 billion tonnes of ice each year – twice as much as when it was last surveyed.
Copernicus benefitting society and the environment13 May 2014 The financial benefits of the Copernicus programme, as well as opportunities for sustainable economic growth and job creation in Europe, came into focus recently in Athens, Greece.
Sentinel-3 stacks up24 April 2014
Sentinel-3 stacks up24 April 2014 Over the last year, engineers have been carefully testing and piecing together the multitude of components that make up Sentinel-3. The recent arrival of the infrared radiometer is a milestone in the exacting process of building this upcoming Copernic...
First radar vision for Copernicus16 April 2014
First radar vision for Copernicus16 April 2014 Launched on 3 April, ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite has already delivered its first radar images of Earth. They offer a tantalising glimpse of the kind of operational imagery that this new mission will provide for Europe’s ambitious Copernicus environmen...