Earth Explorer

Satellite Images: Detecting Vegetation Health through Fluorescence

ESA potential satellite to map fluorescence

A potential new ESA satellite could use the fluorescence in plants to track health and productivity of vegetation worldwide. A likely candidate for the eighth ESA Earth Explorer, the Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) would thus provide data for global maps of vegetation.

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Wed, 12/02/2014 - 11:03

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Wed, 02/12/2014

ESA: Seventh Earth Explorer mission to be selected

This March marks an important milestone in the Earth observation calendar. Scientists from all over Europe will be gathering in Graz, Austria, to scrutinise three innovative satellite concepts.

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Tue, 22/01/2013 - 09:49

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Tue, 01/22/2013

SMOS water mission turns hurricane hunter

ESA’s Earth Explorers have again shown how they are surpassing expectations. Designed to map soil moisture and ocean salinity, the versatile SMOS satellite has demonstrated that it can also offer unique information to improve hurricane forecasts.

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Mon, 13/02/2012 - 15:20
Mon, 02/13/2012
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