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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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UN-SPIDER participates in Asia-Europe Meeting Roundtable on Disaster Rescue

UN-SPIDER's expert, Dr Shirish Ravan, addressed the use of Space-based info

The "Roundtable Meetings on Innovations in Technologies for

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Mon, 15/12/2014 - 12:11

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Satellites help in the assessment of risk of epidemics

With Vecmap researchers will be able to map high-risk areas

A new method has been developed to assess the risk of potential epidemics with the help of satellites. It has been developed by a consortium led by Avia-GIS in Belgium and supported by ESA.

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Thu, 04/12/2014 - 17:42

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ESA: Laser link offers high-speed delivery of Earth Observation data

Berlin from Sentinel-1A via laser

ESA has successfully linked up the Sentinel-1A and Alphasat satellites by laser. The satellites were linked up from a distance of almost 36 000 km between them.

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Fri, 05/12/2014 - 08:00

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GOCE satellite data will improve our understanding of ocean currents

Ocean currents from GOCE

Satellite data collected by ESA’s Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) have been used to create a more accurate gravity map of global ocean currents. Users can register and access the data through ESA's website for free.

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Mon, 01/12/2014 - 11:00

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EUMETSAT to provide space data and support to Copernicus programme

EUMETSAT to provide space data and operational support to Copernicus programme

The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) will provide space data and operational support to Copernicus marine, atmosphere and climate change serv

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Wed, 12/11/2014 - 08:50

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EU launches INCREO project: Earth Observation for civil protection and disaster management

Increasing Resilience through Earth Observation

The Increasing Resilience through

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Thu, 23/10/2014 - 10:40

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