MetOp-C launch campaign kicks off09 July 2018
MetOp-C launch campaign kicks off09 July 2018 The MetOp-C launch campaign has kicked off with the first of three Antonovs landing at Cayenne Airport, French Guiana on 20 June.
Full steam ahead for Aeolus launch 06 July 2018
Full steam ahead for Aeolus launch 06 July 2018 Having set sail from France on 15 June - Global Wind Day, ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite has arrived safe and sound at the launch site in French Guiana.
Earth’s squishy interior gives rapid rise to Antarctica22 June 2018 Parts of Earth’s crust are rising very slowly owing to post-glacial rebound, but using GPS, researchers have found that West Antarctica is rising faster than almost anywhere else in the world. And, ESA’s GOCE gravity mission has, in turn, helped them...
Aeolus sets sail15 June 2018
Aeolus sets sail15 June 2018 Today is Global Wind Day, which couldn’t be more apt for ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite to begin its voyage to the launch site in French Guiana. And, while almost all satellites journey by aircraft, Aeolus is different, it’s going by ship.
Antarctica hikes up sea level13 June 2018
Antarctica hikes up sea level13 June 2018 In a major collaborative effort, scientists from around the world have used information from satellites to reveal that ice melting in Antarctica has not only raised sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992, but, critically, almost half of this rise has occurre...
New view of Antarctica in 3D11 May 2018
New view of Antarctica in 3D11 May 2018 Thanks to ESA’s CryoSat mission, a new map of Antarctica provides the most accurate 3D view ever of the continent’s vast ice sheet and floating ice shelves.