Keeping energy clean and the countryside quiet 12 June 2015
Keeping energy clean and the countryside quiet 12 June 2015 Thanks to expertise garnered building space telescopes powerful enough to see exoplanets, large wind turbines are now generating clean power without making a racket.
Call for Media: New applications for ESA’s SMOS mission18 May 2015 Media are invited to a press briefing on the scientific results and operational applications that continue to come from ESA’s water mission.
Ensuring the continuity of ocean topography data11 May 2015 ESA and Airbus Defence and Space today signed a €177 million contract to develop the Jason-CS / Sentinel-6A satellite mission for Europe’s Copernicus programme.
Preparing to launch ‘colour vision’ satellite 23 April 2015
Preparing to launch ‘colour vision’ satellite 23 April 2015 The latest satellite for the European Commission’s environmental Copernicus programme has arrived safe and sound in French Guiana for launch on 12 June. Carrying a multispectral imager, Sentinel-2A is set to give us a new perspective of our land and v...
Mapping sea surface from the Space Station16 March 2015
Mapping sea surface from the Space Station16 March 2015 A new concept that involves mounting an instrument on the International Space Station and taking advantage of signals from navigation satellites could provide measurements of sea-surface height and information about features related to ocean currents,...
SMOS on acid17 February 2015
SMOS on acid17 February 2015 With fundamental changes happening to the chemistry of the world’s oceans, salinity information from ESA’s SMOS mission is being used with other Earth observation data to obtain information on ‘the other carbon dioxide problem’ – ocean acidification.