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.
Boosting marine traffic monitoring via satellite15 July 2014
Boosting marine traffic monitoring via satellite15 July 2014 ESA will improve the identification and tracking of seafaring vessels anywhere on Earth from 2018 under a public–private partnership with LuxSpace of Luxembourg and exactEarth of Canada, signed today at the UK’s premier airshow.
How does a beer cooler help understand climate?09 July 2014
How does a beer cooler help understand climate?09 July 2014 While engineers have almost finished building the first Sentinel-3 satellite for ocean forecasting and marine safety, a beer cooler has an unusual role in supporting the long-term record of sea-surface temperatures.
Sharper images, better blades03 July 2014
Sharper images, better blades03 July 2014 Software developed to handle distortions in satellite images is now bringing the search for cracks in wind turbines into the 21st century.
Monitoring climate change from space13 June 2014
Monitoring climate change from space13 June 2014 How do measurements from satellites flying above Earth provide essential information on the effects of climate change on our planet? Scientific and political organisations considered the question in London today.