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ASTERIA Wins Small Satellite Mission of the Year Award

August 15, 2018

The ASTERIA mission has earned the Small Satellite Mission of the Year award from the Small Satellite Technical…
Satellites paint a detailed picture of maritime activity

January 22, 2018

ESA has helped coastal authorities to track up to 70% more ships and pick up nearly three times…
ESA’s next satellite propelled by butane

December 21, 2017

ESA’s next miniature satellite will be its first able to change orbit. Thanks to a compact thruster resembling…
CERES Radiation Budget Instrument Launches Aboard JPSS-1

November 21, 2017

A bright flash. A streak of light against a dark sky. The roar of the United Launch Alliance…
Novel use of satnav saves precious water

May 13, 2017

Water conservation is a growing concern globally, and particularly for farmers in the USA, where decades of irrigating…
Second ‘colour vision’ satellite for Copernicus launched

March 7, 2017

7 March 2017 The ESA-developed Sentinel-2B satellite was launched today, doubling the coverage of high-resolution optical imaging in…
NASA’s TDRS-M Space Communications Satellite Begins Final Testing

February 14, 2017

The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) project has begun final testing on a new satellite that will…
NOAA’s GOES-16 Satellite Sends First Images to Earth

January 24, 2017

GOES-16, the first spacecraft in NOAA’s next-generation of geostationary satellites, has sent the first high-resolution images from its…
NASA Analyzes Heavy Rainfall Over Southern Thailand

January 14, 2017

Widespread flooding has recently caused the deaths of dozens of people in southern Thailand. Frequent and persistent downpours…
Space Laser Reveals Boom-and-Bust Cycle of Polar Ocean Plants

December 21, 2016

A new study using a NASA satellite instrument orbiting Earth has found that small, environmental changes in polar…
Teaching an old satellite new tricks

December 9, 2016

XMM-Newton is one of Europe’s longest-flying and most productive orbiting observatories, investigating the hot X-ray Universe. Thanks to…
TIMED: 15 Years Exploring Our Interface to Space

December 8, 2016

Launched Dec. 7, 2001, NASA’s TIMED spacecraft has spent 15 years observing the dynamics of the upper regions…
NASA Directly Observes Magnetic Reconnection for 1st Time

May 13, 2016

Like sending sensors up into a hurricane, NASA has flown four spacecraft through an invisible maelstrom in space,…
From petabytes to pictures

May 12, 2016

http://wpc.50e6.edgecastcdn.net/8050E6/mmedia-http/download/public/videos/2016/05/033/orig-1605_033_AR_EN.mp4 Changes in ice volume Thousands of scientists are at the Living Planet Symposium in Prague this week…
Earth’s magnetic heartbeat

May 11, 2016

With more than two years of measurements by ESA’s Swarm satellite trio, changes in the strength of Earth’s…
Now 40, NASA’s LAGEOS Set the Bar for Studies of Earth

May 5, 2016

On May 4, 1976, NASA launched a cannonball-shaped satellite that transformed studies of Earth’s shape, rotation and gravity…
Sending crude oil into space to study Earth’s depths

April 7, 2016

Containers of highly pressurised crude oil will be launched into space from China next week to help improve…
NASA Satellite Images Uncover Underground Forest Fungi

April 1, 2016

A NASA-led team of scientists has developed the first-ever method for detecting the presence of different types of…
NASA Contributes to Global Navigation Standard Update

February 25, 2016

The surface of Earth is constantly being reshaped by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, floods, changes in sea level…
Third Sentinel satellite launched for Copernicus

February 17, 2016

The third ESA-developed satellite carrying four Earth-observing instruments was launched today, ready to provide a ‘bigger picture’ for…
Sentinel mission teams prepare for critical days

February 6, 2016

Moments after Sentinel-3A separates from its rocket, a team of European mission control specialists will assume control, shepherding…
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