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New Earth Mission Will Track Rising Oceans Into 2030

November 22, 2019

Earth’s climate is changing, and the study of oceans is vital to understanding the effects of those changes…
New Method Can Spot Failing Infrastructure from Space

July 9, 2019

We rely on bridges to connect us to other places, and we trust that they’re safe. While many…
New satellite keeps close watch on Antarctic ice loss

March 12, 2019

A recently-launched satellite mission has captured precision data on the elevation of the Antarctic ice sheet proving a…
Velocity changes in the slide area, March 2015 to May 2017. In winter 2015-16, slide speeds increased with the winter rains and then slowed steadily until the following winter. In winter 2016-17, heavy rains caused the landslide to accelerate twice, first in December 2016 and then again in March 2017. The scientists think the double acceleration may have been a signal of the impending collapse in May. Credit: Google/SIO/NOAA/U.S. Navy/NGA/GEBCO/Landsat/Copernicus
Drought, Deluge Turned Stable Landslide into Disaster

February 8, 2019

“Stable landslide” sounds like a contradiction in terms, but there are indeed places on Earth where land has…
NASA’s ARIA Maps California Wildfires from Space

November 13, 2018

California continues to be plagued by wildfires – including the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles and the Camp…
New Satellite Map Shows Ground Deformation After Indonesian Quake

August 9, 2018

Scientists with NASA/Caltech’s Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis project (ARIA) used new satellite data to produce a map…
Prolific Sea-Observing Satellite Turns 10

June 22, 2018

An international oceanography satellite that is tracking the ongoing rise in global sea level marks its 10th year…
Climate research boosted with a new European super satellite

May 17, 2018

ESA’s Sentinel 3B satellite was recently launched into space from Plesetsk in Russia. Together with its ‘twin’ Sentinel 3A…
Sentinel-5P brings air pollution into focus

December 4, 2017

Launched on 13 October, the Sentinel-5P satellite has delivered its first images of air pollution. Even though the…
Sentinel-1 sees through hurricanes

October 25, 2017

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been a harsh reminder of the grief and devastation brought by these…
Air quality-monitoring satellite in orbit

October 16, 2017

The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in…
Secrets of hidden ice canyons revealed

October 11, 2017

We are all aware that Antarctica’s ice shelves are thinning, but recently scientists have also discovered huge canyons…
Sentinel-5P poised for liftoff

October 10, 2017

With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk…
New era in air-quality monitoring a step away

September 5, 2017

The Sentinel-5P satellite has arrived in Plesetsk in northern Russia to be prepared for liftoff on 13 October.…
Sentinel-1 speeds up crop insurance payouts

August 22, 2017

For the first time in India, a state government is using satellites to assess lost crops so that…
See our seasons change from space

July 7, 2017

With the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite fully fledged and its data freely available, the task of monitoring and understanding…
The heat is on for Sentinel-3B

June 2, 2017

While the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite is in orbit delivering a wealth of information about our home planet, engineers…
Sentinel-2 captures coral bleaching of Great Barrier Reef

May 26, 2017

Scientists observed the bleaching of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef early this year using satellite images. While capturing these…
Satellites track Antarctic ice loss over decades

May 3, 2017

Over two decades of observations by five radar satellites show the acceleration of ice loss of 30 glaciers…
ESA helps faster cleaner shipping

April 14, 2017

With around 90% of world trade carried by ships, making sure a vessel follows the fastest route has…
Glitter helps to monitor ocean waves

March 21, 2017

The notion of glitter might appear as somewhat frivolous, but scientists are using Sun glitter in images from…
Orbiting in sunshine

March 11, 2017

Following three days of intensive work, mission control today declared the newly launched Sentinel-2B satellite fit and ready…
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…
Sentinel: Dressed to thrill

March 4, 2017

Mission teams on two continents completed a pre-launch ‘dress rehearsal’ yesterday, ensuring everything is ready for Sentinel-2B liftoff…
Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack

February 19, 2017

Following the appearance of a large crack in the ice shelf close to the Halley VI research station…
Sentinel-2B launch preparations off to a flying start

January 13, 2017

Some of us may be easing ourselves gently into the New Year, but for the team readying Sentinel-2B…
Satellites confirm sinking of San Francisco tower

November 26, 2016

The Sentinel-1 satellites have shown that the Millennium Tower skyscraper in the centre of San Francisco is sinking…
Keep an automatic eye on seismic zones

October 31, 2016

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 twin radar satellites combined with cloud computing are monitoring Europe’s earthquake zones by searching for…
Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite hit by space particle

September 1, 2016

ESA engineers have discovered that a solar panel on the Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite was hit by a millimetre-size…
Sentinel-1 provides new insight into Italy’s earthquake

August 30, 2016

On 24 August, an earthquake struck central Italy, claiming at least 290 lives and causing widespread damage. Satellite…
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