January 16, 2018
On Jan. 8, 2018, the European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission captured rare snowfall in northwest Algeria, on the edge of the Sahara desert—only the third time in nearly 40 years that this part of the desert has seen snow.
December 5, 2017
Launched on Oct. 13, 2017, the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-5P satellite has delivered its first images of air pollution.
October 17, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite saw the temperature at the top of Hurricane Ophelia on Oct. 15, 2017, as the storm approached the British Isles.
October 2, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite collected this false-color image over the jagged islands along the west coast of Greenland on Aug. 8, 2017.
September 25, 2017
Covering 10,500 square kilometers, Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt plain.
September 18, 2017
The province of Syracuse on the southeastern coast of the Italian island of Sicily is pictured in this image from the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-2A satellite.
September 11, 2017
The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Petermann Glacier in northwest Greenland in this false-color image captured on Aug., 16 2017.
September 5, 2017
Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped Italy in 2017. Wildfires, water scarcity and billions of euros worth of damage to agriculture are just some of the effects of this summer’s drought—not to mention the relentless heat.
August 29, 2017
For the first time in India, a state government is using satellites to assess lost crops so farmers can benefit from speedy insurance payouts.
August 8, 2017
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.