New sites will boost European search and rescue 17 November 2014
New sites will boost European search and rescue 17 November 2014 A trio of stations has taken shape on three islands at the far corners of our continent, ready to pick up distress calls via satellite from all across Europe and its surrounding waters.
Copernicus Sentinel-1: making our seas safer22 October 2014
Copernicus Sentinel-1: making our seas safer22 October 2014 Within the first days of its operational life, the Sentinel-1A satellite has provided data for marine services in the Arctic.
Innovative products given chance to hitch-hike to space02 October 2014
Innovative products given chance to hitch-hike to space02 October 2014 Is your company or research group working on a novel technology or product that would benefit from early testing in space? Then ESA would like to hear from you – and perhaps offer you a ride.
VIDEO: Found at sea— How the International space station can save lives on Earth05 September 2014 The International Space Station (ISS) is probably best known for its potential to help us learn more about our terrestrial world and our galaxy through scientific experiments, but Eirikur Johannsson of Norway is one example of how the ISS is helping s...
Sentinel-1 poised to monitor motion26 August 2014
Sentinel-1 poised to monitor motion26 August 2014 Although it was only launched a few months ago and is still being commissioned, the new Sentinel-1A radar satellite has already shown that it can be used to generate 3D models of Earth’s surface and will be able to closely monitor land and ice surface...
Ice sheet highs, lows and loss20 August 2014
Ice sheet highs, lows and loss20 August 2014 Measurements from ESA’s CryoSat mission have been used to map the height of the huge ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica and show how they are changing. New results reveal combined ice volume loss at an unprecedented rate of 500 cubic kil...