European Space Agency

Experts demonstrate versatility of Sentinel-1

From climate change monitoring to supporting humanitarian aid and crisis situations, early data applications from the month-old Sentinel-1A satellite show how the radar mission's critical observations can ...

May 09, 2014
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Iris for safer air travel

Aviation accidents sometimes highlight how much we still rely on old-fashioned radio contact by pilots and vulnerable tracking systems. But satellites are set to change sky safety, thanks to international ...

May 09, 2014
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Swarm's precise sense of magnetism

(Phys.org) —Although they were launched only five months ago, ESA's trio of Swarm satellites are already delivering results with a precision that took earlier missions 10 years to achieve.

May 08, 2014
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Exoskeleton to remote-control robot

Visionary 'rocket scientists' will share their ideas on Thursday, 8 May at the TEDx RocketMinds event at ESA's operations centre in Darmstadt, Germany.

May 08, 2014
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Ham video premiers on space station

Astronauts on the International Space Station can now talk with people on Earth with video using simple transmitters. 'Ham TV' has been set up in ESA's Columbus laboratory and already used for talking with ...

May 06, 2014
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Rosetta commissioning in final stages

All of Rosetta's 11 science instruments and the lander Philae have now been successfully switched on! But the data are still being analysed to confirm the mission's readiness for science operations, so the ...

May 02, 2014
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