Five years of soil moisture, ocean salinity and beyond03 November 2014
Five years of soil moisture, ocean salinity and beyond03 November 2014 ESA’s SMOS satellite has clocked up more than one billion kilometres orbiting Earth to improve our understanding of our planet’s water cycle. Marking its fifth birthday, all the data collected over land and ocean have been drawn together to show how m...
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.
CryoSat unveils secrets of the deep03 October 2014
CryoSat unveils secrets of the deep03 October 2014 ESA’s ice mission has been used to create a new gravity map, exposing thousands of previously unchartered ‘seamounts’, ridges and deep ocean structures. This vivid new picture of the least-explored part of the ocean offers fresh clues about how contin...
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...
A wing for Sentinel-2A 01 September 2014
A wing for Sentinel-2A 01 September 2014 Imaging Earth’s land with unprecedented speed and resolution has come another step closer as the next Sentinel satellite has been given its solar wing and started a strenuous six-month test campaign to make sure that it is fit for launch next April.