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March 14, 2017

No Obstacles for Airports Using Satellites

Thanks to the European Space Agency (ESA), airports now can use satellites to identify and manage obstacles that could pose a risk to flight safety.

March 7, 2017

Sentinel-2B Satellite Launch

The European Space Agency (ESA)-developed Sentinel-2B satellite was launched on March 7, 2017, doubling the coverage of high-resolution optical imaging in the Sentinel-2 mission for the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.

February 28, 2017

Tandem Sensors Collect 3D Data

A novel airborne experiment over the flat agricultural landscape of The Netherlands recently simulated, for the first time, images that could be taken by radar satellites orbiting in tandem.

February 21, 2017

Ötztal Alps in False-Color Beauty

The shadows across this image taken by the European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite image may play tricks on the human eye, making the valleys—the green areas—look like they stand higher than the light blue mountains. Sometimes rotating the image so the shadows fall in a different direction can “fix” this optical illusion.

February 6, 2017

Beautiful Persian Bay

The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite captured this image of Iran’s Musa Bay on the northern end of the Persian Gulf on Jan. 13, 2017.

January 20, 2017

Airbus Ready to Ship Aeolus for Final Testing Ahead of Launch

Stevenage, 20/01/2017- Aeolus, the European Space Agency’s wind sensing satellite, is leaving Stevenage, UK, in the next few days on the first part of its journey to space. It will be shipped to Toulouse, France, for final testing before it travels to French Guiana towards the end of the year ready for launch on a

January 5, 2017

Massive Mountain Range in China

The European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-2A satellite collected this false-color image over northwestern China near the border with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The featured Tian Shan mountain range stretches about 2,800 kilometers across this border region, making it one of the longest mountain ranges in Central Asia.

December 20, 2016

Swarm Satellites Discover ‘Jet Stream’ in Earth’s Core

Using data from the European Space Agency’s three Swarm satellites—which measure the different magnetic fields that stem from Earth’s core, mantle, crust, oceans, ionosphere and magnetosphere—scientists discovered a jet stream deep below Earth’s surface that’s increasing in speed.

December 13, 2016

Australia’s Wolfe Creek Crater National Park

The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite captured this image over the northern part of Western Australia in the Wolfe Creek Crater National Park.

December 6, 2016

ESA Commits 10 Billion Euros to Space Activities

In early December 2016, the European Space Agency (ESA) held a two-day council meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, where ministers from ESA’s 22 member states plus Slovenia and Canada allocated €10.3 billion for space activities and programs based on the vision of a “United Space in Europe in the era of Space 4.0.”

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