Sentinel-3B launch preparations in full swing23 March 2018
Sentinel-3B launch preparations in full swing23 March 2018 With the Sentinel-3B satellite now at the Plesetsk launch site in Russia and liftoff set for 25 April, engineers are steaming ahead with the task of getting Europe’s next Copernicus satellite ready for its journey into orbit.
Automated sea vehicles for monitoring the oceans22 March 2018
Automated sea vehicles for monitoring the oceans22 March 2018 A new company from ESA’s UK business incubator has developed an autonomous boat that is propelled by the waves and carries ocean sensors powered by solar energy.
Safeguarding our most precious resource: water22 March 2018
Safeguarding our most precious resource: water22 March 2018 According to this year’s Global Risk Report by the World Economic Forum, water crises are one of the five biggest risks to society. ESA is working with development banks to help water-resource authorities use information from satellites to manage this...
Join us for #Sentinel3 launch21 March 2018
Join us for #Sentinel3 launch21 March 2018 Be a part of Europe’s Earth observation revolution by applying to join experts at one of two Sentinel-3B launch #SocialSpace activities on 25 April.
Earth’s atmosphere: new results from the International Space Station 20 March 2018 With ESA’s help, the latest atmosphere monitor on the International Space Station is delivering results on our planet’s ozone, aerosol and nitrogen trioxide levels. Installed last year on the orbital outpost, NASA’s sensor tracks the Sun and Moon to p...
ESA's next science mission to focus on nature of exoplanets20 March 2018 The nature of planets orbiting stars in other systems will be the focus for ESA’s fourth medium-class science mission, to be launched in mid 2028.
Sentinels helping to map minerals20 March 2018
Sentinels helping to map minerals20 March 2018 The traditional way of mapping Earth’s geology and mineral resources is a costly and time-consuming undertaking. While satellites cannot entirely replace the expert in the field, they can certainly help – as a recent effort in Africa shows.
ESA testing detection of floating plastic litter from orbit19 March 2018 The millions of tonnes of plastic ending up in the oceans every year are a global challenge. ESA is responding by looking at the detection of marine plastic litter from space, potentially charting its highest concentrations and understanding the gigan...
Getting to know Steve16 March 2018
Getting to know Steve16 March 2018 Steve – a strange shimmering ribbon of purple light in the night sky – was discovered in 2016, but now, thanks to ESA’s Swarm mission, more is known about this weird feature of the aurora.
Full house for EDRS13 March 2018
Full house for EDRS13 March 2018 The EDRS–SpaceDataHighway has now begun regularly relaying Earth images from Sentinel-2A, which marks the last of four Copernicus satellites in orbit being brought under the EDRS service.
Voyaging for the Sentinels09 March 2018
Voyaging for the Sentinels09 March 2018 Two recent expeditions that took scientists 26 000 km across the Atlantic Ocean have returned critical information to make sure that the Copernicus Sentinel satellites are delivering accurate data about the state of our oceans.
BepiColombo gets green light for launch site09 March 2018
BepiColombo gets green light for launch site09 March 2018 Europe’s first mission to Mercury will soon be ready for shipping to the spaceport to begin final preparations for launch.