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.
Year-old Proba-V charting global greenery07 May 2014
Year-old Proba-V charting global greenery07 May 2014 A year after its launch, ESA’s Proba-V is set to make a giant leap for a minisatellite: formally taking over the task of continuously charting our planet’s global vegetation.
Sharp-eyed Proba-V works around the clock18 February 2014
Sharp-eyed Proba-V works around the clock18 February 2014 More than 5000 images, 65 daily global maps and six 10-day global syntheses, plus a quick peek at the Olympics: in its first two months of work, the vegetation-monitoring Proba-V minisatellite has yielded a valuable harvest for around a hundred scient...
Proba-V data ready for use03 December 2013
Proba-V data ready for use03 December 2013 Less than seven months after launch, Earth-watcher Proba-V is ready to provide global vegetation data for operational and scientific use.
Italy in an espresso cup22 August 2013
Italy in an espresso cup22 August 2013 This cloudless view of central and northern Italy, the snow-capped Alps and the European heartland was snapped by an experimental camera, smaller than an espresso cup, aboard ESA’s minisatellite Proba-2.
Proba-2 eye-to-eye with Typhoon Soulik17 July 2013
Proba-2 eye-to-eye with Typhoon Soulik17 July 2013 The swirling eye of Typhoon Soulik as it approached Taiwan last Friday is caught by a tiny espresso cup-sized camera on one of ESA’s smallest satellites, Proba-2.