Proba-V maps world air traffic from space07 May 2015
Proba-V maps world air traffic from space07 May 2015 As ESA’s Proba-V works quietly on its main task of monitoring vegetation growth across Earth, the minisatellite is also picking up something from a little higher: signals from thousands of aircraft.
Proba-2 looks Typhoon Maysak in the eye02 April 2015
Proba-2 looks Typhoon Maysak in the eye02 April 2015 Typhoon Maysak churning across the Pacific Ocean, as snapped from space by an experimental ESA camera smaller than an espresso cup.
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.