EarthCARE mission to improve weather forecasts12 February 2019
EarthCARE mission to improve weather forecasts12 February 2019 Earth observation satellite data are crucial for generating accurate weather predictions. They provide a global picture of the current state of the atmosphere, which is used as the starting point for creating a forecast. But our knowledge of that curr...
Taking Aeolus to the next level11 February 2019
Taking Aeolus to the next level11 February 2019 Since ESA’s Aeolus satellite was launched in August, engineers and scientists have been carefully checking the information that this pioneering mission is delivering on the world’s winds – and now it’s time for the next phase.
Swarm helps pinpoint new magnetic north for smartphones08 February 2019
Swarm helps pinpoint new magnetic north for smartphones08 February 2019 Since it was first measured in 1831, we have known that the magnetic north is constantly on the move. However, its tendency to slowly roam has stepped up a pace recently – so much so that the World Magnetic Model has had to be updated urgently with th...
Save the date: Earth Explorer 9 User Consultation Meeting30 January 2019
Save the date: Earth Explorer 9 User Consultation Meeting30 January 2019 The date has been set for the Earth observation science community to come together and discuss the merits of the two satellite concepts competing to be ESA’s next Earth Explorer.
Thales Alenia Space leads the build of photosynthesis mission18 January 2019 A new contract seals the deal for Thales Alenia Space to lead the consortium that is building ESA’s photosynthesis mission: FLEX.
Greenland ice loss quickening06 December 2018
Greenland ice loss quickening06 December 2018 Using a 25-year record of ESA satellite data, recent research shows that the pace at which Greenland is losing ice is getting faster.