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August 8, 2017

Arianespace Rocket Delivers Two New Satellites

On Aug. 2, 2017, Arianespace launched a Vega rocket carrying two Earth-observation satellites for Italy, France and Israel. It took 97 minutes to deliver the Optsat-3000 and Venμs satellites into their planned orbits.

August 1, 2017

Proba-V Monitors African Sahel

The European Space Agency (ESA) Proba-V minisatellite recorded the seasonal changes in Africa’s sub-Saharan Sahel, which stretches more than 5,000 kilometers across Africa, from the Atlantic Ocean (Senegal, Mauritania) to the Red Sea (Sudan).

June 20, 2017

Malta from Space via Laser

This image of Malta, captured by the European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite, is one of the first sets of images delivered via Alphasat, which is in geostationary orbit 36,000 kilometers above Earth.

June 13, 2017

Pre-Landslide Movements Found on Radar

On May 20, 2017, more than a million tons of dirt and rock buried part of California’s Highway 1 along the Pacific coastline in the state’s Big Sur region. In addition to cutting off the route, the landslide added some 12 acres of land to the shoreline.

June 5, 2017

Great Barrier Reef

The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite collected an image of part of the Great Barrier Reef off Australia’s northeast coast on April 1, 2017.

May 30, 2017

Monitoring Grasslands for Agricultural Subsidies

Grasslands cover approximately 37 percent of Earth’s land surface when calculated with shrub-lands and savannas. In Western Europe, grasslands comprise 40 percent of agricultural land. And now European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel satellites are being used to detect and better evaluate management practices of grasslands in Estonia.

May 9, 2017

Satellites, Study Track Antarctic Ice Loss

More than two decades of observations by five radar satellites show the acceleration of ice loss of 30 glaciers in Western Palmer Land in the southwest Antarctic Peninsula.

May 2, 2017

Complexities of the Bering Sea

The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite collected this image of the Bering Sea, north of the Alaska Peninsula, on March 26, 2017.

April 18, 2017

Satellites Locate Optimal Shipping Paths

With approximately 90 percent of world trade carried by ships, ensuring a vessel follows the fastest route has obvious economic benefits. By merging measurements from different satellites, the European Space Agency (ESA) is providing key information on ocean currents to make shipping more efficient and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

April 11, 2017

The Fertile Soils of Serbia

The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite captured this image of the Vojvodina region of northern Serbia. The area lies in the southern part of a region previously covered by the Pannonian Sea from two million to 23 million years ago. Today, the land boasts a fertile soil, as evidenced by the many agricultural fields visible as geometric shapes.

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