Sentinel-1 speeds up crop insurance payouts17 August 2017
Sentinel-1 speeds up crop insurance payouts17 August 2017 For the first time in India, a state government is using satellites to assess lost crops so that farmers can benefit from speedy insurance payouts.
ESA’s Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses 17 August 2017
ESA’s Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses 17 August 2017 Astrophysicists are joining sightseers in watching Monday’s total solar eclipse across North America but, in the decade to come, they will be viewing eclipses that last for hours instead of a few minutes – thanks to a pioneering ESA space mission.
Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System 15 August 2017
Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System 15 August 2017 Ten spacecraft, from ESA’s Venus Express to NASA’s Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the Solar System while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective on this space weather event.
Preserving the stress of volcanic uprise on Mars10 August 2017
Preserving the stress of volcanic uprise on Mars10 August 2017 An ancient mountain range on Mars preserves a complex volcanic and tectonic past imprinted with signs of water and ice interactions.
Vega lofts two satellites on second launch this year02 August 2017
Vega lofts two satellites on second launch this year02 August 2017 This morning Arianespace launched a Vega rocket carrying two Earth observation satellites for Italy, France and Israel encased in Vega’s lighter protective fairing.
The flying kettle31 July 2017
The flying kettle31 July 2017 A warm meal was quickly delivered by a drone from an ESA business incubator start-up to the last inhabitant in a remote village in Portugal.
ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli starts third mission on Space Station29 July 2017 ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik and Roscosmos commander Sergei Ryazansky were launched into space yesterday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 15:41 GMT (17:41 CEST). Their Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft circled Earth four...
One plant at a time 27 July 2017
One plant at a time 27 July 2017 Precision farming is set to become even more precise with a new camera drawing on satellite imaging. Thanks to research with ESA on new cameras, hyperspectral cameras flying on drones are now able to see details as small as 4–5 cm.
Rovers drive through Tenerife darkness19 July 2017
Rovers drive through Tenerife darkness19 July 2017 A pair of ESA rovers trundled around a Moon-like area of Tenerife by both day and night during a nine-day test campaign, gathering terabytes of data for follow-up analysis.
LISA Pathfinder: bake, rattle and roll13 July 2017
LISA Pathfinder: bake, rattle and roll13 July 2017 The final days of the LISA Pathfinder mission are some of the busiest, as controllers make final tests and get ready to switch off the gravitational pioneer next Tuesday.
Tributes to wetter times on Mars13 July 2017
Tributes to wetter times on Mars13 July 2017 A dried-out river valley with numerous tributaries is seen in this recent view of the Red Planet captured by ESA’s Mars Express.
Sentinel satellite captures birth of behemoth iceberg12 July 2017 Over the last few months, a chunk of Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf has been hanging on precariously as a deep crack cut across the ice. Witnessed by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, a lump of ice more than twice the size of Luxembourg has now brok...