Astronaut plus Proba minisats snap solar eclipse 20 March 2015
Astronaut plus Proba minisats snap solar eclipse 20 March 2015 As today’s partial solar eclipse crossed Europe, it was also visible from space. ESA’s Proba-2 captured a near-total eclipse from orbit, at the same time as its sister minisatellite Proba-V peered down to snap the shadow of the eclipse on Earth.
ESA minisatellites to follow Europe’s solar eclipse13 March 2015
ESA minisatellites to follow Europe’s solar eclipse13 March 2015 On Friday morning, 20 March, Europe will experience a partial solar eclipse. Only a partial solar eclipse will be visible from continental Europe, but the Agency’s Sun-watching Proba-2 minisatellite, up in its 820 km-altitude orbit, will see two perio...
Scanning Earth, saving lives06 March 2015
Scanning Earth, saving lives06 March 2015 A high-speed camera for monitoring vegetation from space and combating famine in Africa is being adapted to spot changes in human skin cells, invisible to the naked eye, to help diagnose skin diseases like cancer.
Proba-3 double-satellite nearer to space08 December 2014
Proba-3 double-satellite nearer to space08 December 2014 A pair of satellites flying in close formation to cast an artificial eclipse is now being turned into space-ready reality by ESA’s industrial partners.
Five years in space: one satellite, three missions02 November 2014
Five years in space: one satellite, three missions02 November 2014 ESA's Proba-2 celebrates five years in orbit today. From technology demonstrator to solar observatory and now space weather platform, the mission has provided triple value to European scientists.
Not just cool – it’s a gas 12 September 2014
Not just cool – it’s a gas 12 September 2014 In space, a new way of producing gas is being tested for steering satellites. On Earth, it is now fighting fires without harming the environment – and business insiders say it could be revolutionary.