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February 21, 2015

ESA’s Biomass Satellite Goes Ahead

Following the initial selection in 2013 for Biomass to become ESA’s seventh Earth Explorer mission and the completion of preparatory activities, ESA Member States yesterday gave the green light for its full implementation for launch in 2020. The mission addresses one of the most fundamental components in the Earth system: the status and dynamics of

February 18, 2015

Intelsat and Azercosmos Partner to Deliver New Satellite at 45 Degrees East

LUXEMBOURG & BAKU, Azerbaijan , Feb.18, 2015— Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), the world’s leading provider of satellite services, and Azercosmos OJSCo., the national satellite operator of Azerbaijan, today announced that the two companies have signed a strategic agreement at the 45 degrees East orbital position. The two companies will closely collaborate on the design of

February 17, 2015

DISCVR Satellite Launches with an Eye on Space Weather and Earth

The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DISCVR) satellite successfully launched aboard SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket on Feb. 11, 2015, will provide an unprecedented understanding of space weather while providing illuminated full-Earth imagery.

February 3, 2015

Successful SMAP Launch Means More Moisture Measurements

The successful launch of NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite on Jan. 31, 2015, promises more accurate measurements of soil dampness. Using microwave pulses, the instrument is able to detect how much moisture is in the ground, because the moisture affects how many microwaves bounce back.

December 27, 2014

Satellites Guide Sailor from Treacherous Waters

Dec. 19, 2014—While sailing south of Africa on an around-the-world voyage, Matteo Miceli was suddenly alerted to a massive iceberg in his path. Almost 4 km long, the iceberg drifting near the Prince Edward Islands was detected and tracked by European satellites. “According to our experience, at these latitudes the big icebergs undergo strong fragmentation.

December 27, 2014

Five Years of Sea-Surface Salinity from Space

Measurements of salt held in surface seawater are becoming ever-more important for us to understand ocean circulation and Earth’s water cycle. ESA’s SMOS mission is proving essential to the quest. The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite, SMOS, is monitoring changes in the amount of water held in the surface layers of soil and concentrations

December 21, 2014

Airbus Defence and Space Breaks World In-orbit Longevity Record

Inmarsat-2 F2, the second Eurostar satellite designed and built by Airbus Defence and Space, was retired from operational service and safely decommissioned this week after completing a record breaking flawless commercial mission in geostationary orbit of 23.5 years. It takes the record away from Airbus Defence and Space’s first ever Eurostar satellite, Inmarsat-2 F1 which

December 12, 2014

Astrosat Hailed for Satellite System that Pinpoints Landslide Dangers

As landslides caused by heavy rain again closed roads across Scotland this autumn an innovative Scottish company has won a prestigious European competition for a satellite monitoring application which could help alleviate the ongoing transport problem. At an impressive awards ceremony in Berlin, Stevenson Astrosat, one of Scotland's most ambitious space technology companies, was awarded

December 8, 2014

Sentinel-3 Fully Formed

Dec. 4, 2014—For more than 18 months, engineers have been carefully piecing together the many components that make up ESA’s Sentinel-3A satellite. Now hosting an array of instruments to provide a wealth of information about Earth’s oceans and land, the satellite is complete, standing proud for testing. Scheduled for launch at the end of 2015,

December 2, 2014

Airbus Defence and Space Announces the Commercial Launch of SPOT 7 Satellite

Dec. 2, 2014—SPOT 7, the Earth-observation satellite designed and built by Airbus Defence and Space, is commercially launched today, making its high-resolution imagery available to all users. Together with SPOT 6, Pléiades 1A & 1B, TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X, SPOT 7 makes Airbus Defence and Space the first operator in the world to offer customers a

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