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UK and ESA sign agreement about access to Sentinel data

London/UK (Image: ESA)

On 18 March, the European Space Agency ESA and the UK Space Agency have signed an arrangement at ESA’s Headquarters in Paris, that establishes access to data from the Sentinel satellites, marking a significant step in their exploitation.

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Tue, 24/03/2015 - 08:41

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MYGEOSS calls for innovative apps using open data

Geoss Portal (Image: ESA)

MYGEOSS, a project of the European Commission, has launched an open call for the development of mobile or web-based applications using open or crowd-generated data relevant to environmental or social issues. Developers (individuals or companies) can apply until 30 April 2015.

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Tue, 24/03/2015 - 08:00

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Sixth Galileo satellite already in its target orbit

Corrected orbits in blue of the fifth and sixth Galileo satellites (Image: ESA)

The sixth Galileo satellite, part of the European navigation system, has now entered its corrected target orbit, after a successful

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Thu, 19/03/2015 - 09:28

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Signalert: Crowdmapping app for disaster management

Screenshot of SIGNALERT crowdmapping app (Image: Signalert SARL)

SIGNALERT is a free smartphone app that enables citizens to report, be aware and manage the experiences with natural or manmade disasters, climate change or pollution at global level.

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Fri, 06/03/2015 - 08:12

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Water quality of European lake measured from space

Satellite image of Lake Balaton (Image: Viktor Tóth)

Satellite technology allows to assess the quality of water on Earth through the visualization of pollution levels otherwise invisible to the human eye, as a recent study shows.

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Thu, 05/03/2015 - 09:39

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e-GEOS will provide satellite maps for Copernicus emergency management

Yvette storm in Southeast Europe and Balkans in 2014 (Image: NASA)

The European Commission has awarded a contract worth 12 million Euros to e-GEOS, to provide satellite maps for emergency management.

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Wed, 04/03/2015 - 10:06

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Sentinel-2: Europe's new Earth Observation satellite ready

Sentinel-2 (Image: ESA/S. Corvaja)

The lead spacecraft built within the Europe's new Earth observation (EO) programme is ready to go into orbit.

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Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:38

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TerraSAR-X satellite images help detect flooded areas in Denmark

MERIS image of Denmark, on 1 June 2003.

In order to monitor and map the spatial extent of the flooding caused by two storms passing over Denmark the weekend of 9 to 11 January 2015, radar images from TerraSAR-X satellite were employed.

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Mon, 26/01/2015 - 11:34

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ESA: Redesigning low-orbit satellite missions for cleaner outer space

Space debris in low Earth orbit

European satellite manufactures will meet in March to discuss redesigning low-orbit missions in order to combat the increasing problem of space debris.

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Fri, 23/01/2015 - 08:23

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ESA's Sentinel-3A is now complete

Sentinel-3A in the cleanroom at Thales Alenia Space in Cannes, France.

ESA has recently announced that its satellite Sentinel-3A is now fully formed, after 18 months of careful assembling.

The satellite is expected to be launched at the end of 2015. It will join in orbit Sentinel-1A, launched on April 2014, and Sentinel-2A, to be launched in spring 2015.

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Mon, 22/12/2014 - 08:51

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