News tagged with satellite mission

Three Earth Explorer ideas selected

As part of ESA's continuing commitment to realise cutting-edge satellite missions to advance scientific understanding of our planet and to show how new technologies can be used in space, three new ideas have been chosen to ...

dateSep 26, 2018 in Space Exploration
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New kid on the block picks up relay for ozone

For more than 20 years, changes in ozone over Antarctica have been carefully monitored by a succession of European satellites. This important long-term record is now being added to by the Copernicus Sentinel-5P mission, which ...

dateSep 17, 2018 in Environment
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Aeolus wows with first wind data

Just one week after ESA's Aeolus satellite shone a light on our atmosphere and returned a taster of what's in store, this ground-breaking mission has again exceeded all expectations by delivering its first data on wind – ...

dateSep 13, 2018 in Space Exploration
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The satellite on the edge of space

GOCE (pronounced go-chay), the Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer, was one of ESA's most remarkable missions. Operating in the lowest-ever orbit of any Earth observation satellite, GOCE was on the edge ...

dateAug 30, 2018 in Space Exploration
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Copernicus 20 years on

This week marks 20 years since the manifesto was signed that gave rise to Europe's Copernicus environmental programme. With seven Sentinel satellites already in orbit delivering terabytes of data every day, Copernicus is ...

dateJun 22, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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Sentinel-3 flies tandem

The key to monitoring Earth's changing environment and to guaranteeing a consistent stream of satellite data to improve our daily lives is to take the same measurements over the course of decades. But how do you know that ...

dateJun 20, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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Just five things about GRACE follow-on

Scheduled to launch no earlier than May 22, the twin satellites of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission, a collaboration between NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), ...

dateMay 21, 2018 in Space Exploration
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