October 18, 2016
Airbus Defence and Space, The Forest Trust (TFT) and SarVision developed the Starling service, which enables companies to provide evidence of how they’re implementing their No Deforestation commitments. Starling uses a combination of high-resolution optical satellite and radar imagery to provide unbiased monitoring of forest-cover change.
June 27, 2016
The twin Sentinel-1A and 1B satellites, orbiting 180-degrees apart at an altitude of almost 700 kilometers, provided their first combined radar image, demonstrating a capability to reveal small deformations in Earth’s surface.
February 22, 2016
Every 20 to 30 minutes, somewhere in the world, a person – often a child – steps on a landmine. It is estimated that over 100 million anti-personnel mines are buried worldwide and a further 200 to 250 million are thought to remain in military storage facilities. This means they pose a constant threat, even
September 21, 2015
On 16 September 2015, an 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck the coast of central Chile, triggering tsunami warnings and coastal evacuations. Lasting three minutes, this powerful earthquake occurred along the boundary of the Nazca and South American tectonic plates. By combining Sentinel-1A radar scans from 24 August and 17 September, the rainbow-coloured patterns in the image
September 11, 2015
The agreement envisions cooperation in the field of Earth Observation through the Italian “COSMO-SkyMed” radar satellite constellation. Post-doctoral scholarships for Italian researchers will also be available in the United States. Washington, September 9, 2015– The Italian Space Agency and NASA signed an important agreement today on elaboration and analysis of Earth Observation data. NASA will
July 15, 2015
July 15, 2015—A tangle of treetops and branches, through which just the occasional clear area provides glimpses of the trunks and roots growing below. Whether it is woodland with German spruces or a tropical rainforest, very few sensors are able to see through this green carpet and clearly visualise the underlying structures. The German Aerospace
June 16, 2015
This interferogram was created by combining two Sentinel-1A radar scenes from March 2 and March 14, 2015, over the Danube Delta in Romania, which covers more than 4,000 square kilometers and plays important roles in water supply and biodiversity.
June 9, 2015
In recent years, a new breed of LiDAR system has emerged, enabling collection from much higher altitudes and at higher resolutions. These Geiger-mode sensors differ in several ways from the traditional linear-mode LiDAR commonly used in commercial airborne systems.
May 11, 2015
ESA and Airbus Defence and Space today signed a €177 million contract to develop the Jason-CS / Sentinel-6A satellite mission for Europe’s Copernicus programme. The mission will use a radar altimeter to observe changes in sea-surface topography with centimetre precision, providing insights into global sea levels, the speed and direction of ocean currents and ocean heat
May 11, 2015
Washington, D.C., May 11, 2015—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory, announced today the transition of the final prototype of the Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER) technology to the commercial market. FINDER is a radar