Sentinel-1 reveals shifts from Morocco earthquake

Following the devastating earthquake that struck Morocco on 8 September, satellite data have been made available through the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" to help emergency response teams on the ground.

Final images before Aeolus's demise

International regulations on space debris mitigation set a limit on how long a satellite should linger in orbit once its mission is complete—it mustn't be longer than 25 years.

Wildfires continue to rage in Greece, as seen by satellite

A month after fires ravaged the island of Rhodes in July 2023, more fires have ripped through Greece this week as southern Europe swelters under a late summer heat wave. This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image shows the ongoing ...

Sentinel-2 captures Portugal wildfire

With Portugal in the grip of a heat wave, a wildfire broke out on 5 August south of Odemira in the Alentejo region in southern Portugal. This image, captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite mission, shows the fire ...

Aeolus reentry: The breakdown

After a remarkable life in orbit, Aeolus is out of fuel and out of time—it's returning to Earth this week. Planned and built before any regulations were put in place on "end-of-life" disposal, the Earth explorer was designed ...

Satellites show gains in California water

After years of intense drought and diminishing groundwater, California just saw its greatest year-over-year water gains in two decades, according to data from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) ...

Handing over European service module for Artemis II

Yesterday, ESA formally gave possession of the second European Service Module to NASA for the Artemis II mission that will see four astronauts circle our moon and return to Earth.

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