News tagged with envisat

Reflecting on Earth's albedo

The amount of sunlight being absorbed or reflected by Earth is one of the driving forces for weather and climate. Satellites are providing this information with unprecedented accuracy.

dateSep 06, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Earth's northern biomass mapped and measured

The biomass of the northern hemisphere's forests has been mapped with greater precision than ever before thanks to satellites, improving our understanding of the carbon cycle and our prediction of Earth's ...

dateJun 27, 2013 in Environment
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Tracking trains with satellite precision

Taking a cue from how ESA controls satellites, Spanish railways now have their own high-tech upgrade to keep travellers abreast of when the next train is going to pull into the station.

dateFeb 26, 2013 in Engineering
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Focus on space debris: Envisat

(Phys.org)—Space debris came into focus last week at the International Astronautical Congress in Naples, Italy. Envisat, ESA's largest Earth observation satellite, ended its mission last spring and was ...

dateOct 11, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Satellite data confirms Santorini's growth

(Phys.org)—In the south Aegean Sea, the islands of Santorini have been showing signs of unrest for the first time in over half a century. Satellite data confirm that the islands have risen as much as 14 ...

dateSep 11, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Investigation on Envisat continues

(Phys.org) -- Optical, radar and laser observations of the Envisat satellite show that it is still in a stable orbit. Efforts to regain contact with the satellite have been under way since 8 April, when it ...

dateApr 23, 2012 in Space Exploration
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