European Data Relay System confirms services for Copernicus in cooperation with the European Commission25 February 2015 Following the recent decision confirming the ESA/Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus DS) partnership on the European Data Relay System (EDRS), agreement has been reached with the European Commission (EC) for the provision of EDRS services to the European...
Calling on satellites in alpine rescues24 February 2015
Calling on satellites in alpine rescues24 February 2015 Emergency services rescued 1780 people in the Austrian Alps last year. They can now count on satellites to access maps, send messages, give warnings and stay in contact.
Satellites for peat’s sake26 January 2015
Satellites for peat’s sake26 January 2015 Satellites can help us to safeguard nature’s richest carbon storehouses – peatlands.
Satellites helping to assess risk of epidemics01 December 2014
Satellites helping to assess risk of epidemics01 December 2014 Learning about our enemy through satellites is helping us to combat diseases spread by insects and other pests.
Laser link offers high-speed delivery28 November 2014
Laser link offers high-speed delivery28 November 2014 Marking a first in space, Sentinel-1A and Alphasat have linked up by laser stretching almost 36 000 km across space to deliver images of Earth just moments after they were captured.
Building a safer airspace for Europe26 November 2014
Building a safer airspace for Europe26 November 2014 A partnership worth €15 million between ESA and UK satellite operator Inmarsat will ensure safer air traffic over Europe by 2018.