Satellites help understand what fuels the twilight zone27 September 2016
Satellites help understand what fuels the twilight zone27 September 2016 The deep, dark twilight zone a kilometre down in the ocean is home to most of the world’s fish, but how they get enough food has largely been a mystery. Now, thanks to satellites and floating sensors, scientists have worked out how much energy is bein...
Vega to launch ESA’s wind mission07 September 2016
Vega to launch ESA’s wind mission07 September 2016 Today, ESA and Arianespace signed a contract to secure the launch of the Aeolus satellite. With this milestone, a better understanding of Earth’s winds is another step closer.
Aladin wind probe ready for Aeolus02 August 2016
Aladin wind probe ready for Aeolus02 August 2016 It has been years in the making, but one of the trickiest pieces of space technology ever developed is finally ready to join its satellite for launch by the end of next year. With this milestone, we are another step closer to a better understanding of...
Uncovering what lies beneath 01 August 2016
Uncovering what lies beneath 01 August 2016 A key feature of the James Webb Space Telescope is helping to shed light on what goes on underneath boats in stormy weather and around the structures of offshore oilrigs.
SMOS tracks Pacific fresh water pools27 July 2016
SMOS tracks Pacific fresh water pools27 July 2016 ESA’s SMOS satellite has found a rise in fresh water in the tropical Pacific Ocean during last year’s El Niño event.
CryoSat sets new standard for measuring sea levels 26 July 2016
CryoSat sets new standard for measuring sea levels 26 July 2016 Trying to measure sea levels around rugged coastlines is not always an easy task. ESA’s CryoSat satellite is making a difference with its radar altimeter.