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Glitter helps to monitor ocean waves

20.3.2017 13:52  

The notion of glitter might appear as somewhat frivolous, but scientists are using Sun glitter in images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to map the motion of the sea surface.

Atmospheric pollution

20.3.2017 9:52  
This special edition of Space explores how atmospheric pollution is measured by satellites

Call for Media

17.3.2017 16:34  
Scientists are convening in Banff, Canada, to discuss the latest results from the Swarm and CryoSat missions. Media are invited to attend, or follow via live webstream and listen in on the press briefing via telephone

MetOp testing

17.3.2017 15:56  
The payload module of Europe's latest weather satellite is being tested inside Europe's largest vacuum chamber

Replay from Banff

17.3.2017 12:00  
Watch the replay of the opening session for the Swarm and CryoSat Science Meetings in Banff, Canada

Replay from Banff

17.3.2017 12:00  
Watch the replay of the opening session for the Swarm and CryoSat Science Meetings in Banff, Canada

Live from Banff

17.3.2017 12:00  
Follow the joint opening session for the Swarm and CryoSat Science Meetings live from Banff, Canada, on 20 March

Calgary

17.3.2017 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of Canada's Alberta province, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Etna erupts

16.3.2017 17:10  
Sentinel-2A has imaged today’s eruption from Mount Etna in Sicily, one of Europe’s most dangerous volcanoes

Earth from Space

16.3.2017 14:08  
Join us Friday, 17 February, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week we explore the Canadian province of Alberta

A toast to Sentinel-2B

15.3.2017 17:45  
The recently launched Sentinel-2B satellite has delivered its first image: the Italian port city of Brindisi – appropriately the same word for the ‘toast’ ritual in Italian

A ‘toast’ to Copernicus Sentinel-2B as it delivers its first images

15.3.2017 15:36  

Just over a week after being lofted into orbit, the European Union’s Sentinel-2B satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the ‘colour vision’ it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.

Kamchatka

10.3.2017 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-3 image of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Orbiting in sunshine

9.3.2017 16:23  

Following three days of intensive work, mission control today declared the newly launched Sentinel-2B satellite fit and ready for commissioning.

Earth from Space

9.3.2017 15:29  
Join us Friday, 10 March, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features a Sentinel-3 image over the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia

Managing a mission

8.3.2017 14:10  
Ahead of International Women’s Day, the ‘Earth from Space’ team caught up with Sentinel-2 mission manager Bianca Hoersch to talk about her role in the recently launched Sentinel-2B satellite

Full launch coverage

7.3.2017 4:00  
Watch the replay of the full Sentinel-2B launch coverage from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 7 March

Revisit #Sentinel2Go

7.3.2017 4:00  
From ESA’s mission control in Germany, watch the replay of the #Sentinel2Go event to celebrate the launch of the second satellite for the Sentinel-2 ‘colour vision’ mission

Second ‘colour vision’ satellite for Copernicus launched

7.3.2017 3:50  

The ESA-developed Sentinel-2B satellite was launched today, doubling the coverage of high-resolution optical imaging in the Sentinel-2 mission for the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.

Second ‘colour vision’ satellite for Copernicus launched

7.3.2017 3:50  

The ESA-developed Sentinel-2B satellite was launched today, doubling the coverage of high-resolution optical imaging in the Sentinel-2 mission for the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.

Liftoff replay

7.3.2017 2:50  
Watch the replay of the Sentinel-2B launch on a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana

Liftoff replay

7.3.2017 2:50  
Watch the replay of the Sentinel-2B launch on a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana

Sentinel’s last stop

6.3.2017 10:45  
The Sentinel-2A satellite shows us where its twin, Sentinel-2B, will be launched from tonight – its last stop before space

Follow #Sentinel2Go

3.3.2017 15:15  
Live from ESA’s Space Operations Centre in Germany: follow the event leading up to the launch of Sentinel-2B. Streaming begins at 00:30 GMT (01:30 CET) on 7 March

Watch Sentinel-2B launch

3.3.2017 15:15  
Follow the Sentinel-2B launch live from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 7 March. Streaming begins at 01:30 GMT (02:30 CET), with liftoff scheduled at 01:49 GMT (02:49 CET)

Botswana

3.3.2017 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2A false-colour image of Botswana’s Central District, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Sentinel-2B poised for liftoff

2.3.2017 17:06  

With liftoff just few days away, the next Sentinel satellite for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme is positioned in the launch tower at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Earth from Space

2.3.2017 14:30  
Join us Friday, 3 March, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features a Sentinel-2 image over Botswana

Sentinels for agriculture

1.3.2017 11:15  
See how the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission is helping farmers assess the condition of their crops and manage their land

SnapPlanet app wins top prize at Space App Camp

28.2.2017 17:31  

Developers of an app that combines the increasing availability of satellite images with social networking took home the top prize at this year’s Space App Camp in Barcelona.

Call for media

28.2.2017 8:50  
Journalists are invited to join the social media and outreach event on the night of 6–7 March in Germany for the Copernicus Sentinel-2B launch

Colour vision

27.2.2017 14:01  
The second Sentinel-2 satellite, Sentinel-2B, is set for liftoff on 7 March. Discover more about the mission and ‘colour vision’ for Copernicus

Lake Success

24.2.2017 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-1 radar image of water reservoirs in California, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Two radar eyes are better than one

23.2.2017 13:57  

A novel airborne experiment over the flat agricultural landscape of the Netherlands recently simulated, for the first time, images that could be taken by radar satellites orbiting in tandem.

Earth from Space

23.2.2017 12:00  
Join us Friday, 24 February, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features a radar image of water reservoirs in California

What is Sentinel-2?

22.2.2017 13:38  
The Sentinel-2B satellite will soon be launched. Learn more about the ‘colour vision’ mission for Copernicus

MetOp's trial by vacuum

22.2.2017 11:55  
Technology image of the week: Europe's latest weather satellite lowered into a giant vacuum chamber for space testing

Earth from Space

21.2.2017 15:10  
Jacqueline McGlade from the UN Environment Programme and Josef Aschbacher from ESA join the Earth from Space video programme to discuss satellite observations for UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook

UNEP outlook

17.2.2017 14:23  
Follow the UNEP Global Environment Outlook Meeting on 20–21 February

Ötztal Alps

17.2.2017 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of the Ötztal Alps in the western Austrian state of Tyrol, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack

16.2.2017 17:30  

Following the appearance of a large crack in the ice shelf close to the Halley VI research station in Antarctica, information from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites helped to decide to close the base temporarily.

Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack

16.2.2017 17:30  

Following the appearance of a large crack in the ice shelf close to the Halley VI research station in Antarctica, information from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites helped to decide to close the base temporarily.

Earth from Space

16.2.2017 14:30  
Join us Friday, 17 February, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. The Ötztal Alps in the western Austrian state of Tyrol are featured in this week’s edition

Earth from Space

16.2.2017 14:30  
Join us Friday, 17 February, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. The Ötztal Alps in the western Austrian state of Tyrol are featured in this week’s edition

Drought to overflow

16.2.2017 10:19  
Images from Sentinel-2A show how extraordinarily wet weather caused waters to overflow California’s highest dam

Sentinel-2 teams prepare for space

16.2.2017 9:30  

Going to space is never routine, and Sentinel-2 mission controllers are leaving nothing to chance as they prepare for the critical days following next month’s liftoff.

Fuel Sentinel-2B: done

16.2.2017 9:05  

As liftoff day draws closer, the Sentinel-2B ‘to do list’ list is shrinking as tasks are ticked off, including the tricky process of fuelling the satellite. And, even despite having to do a few unexpected jobs, everything is on track for launch.

Fuel Sentinel-2B: done

16.2.2017 9:05  

As liftoff day draws closer, the Sentinel-2B 'to do' list is shrinking as tasks are ticked off, including the tricky process of fuelling the satellite. And, even despite having to do a few unexpected jobs, everything is on track for launch.

Farmers to benefit from ESA–BASF collaboration

10.2.2017 15:40  

With farming an exacting science, ESA and the world’s leading chemical company, BASF, have joined forces to see how data from satellites can best serve the agricultural community.

Sicilian snow

10.2.2017 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: rare snow cover on the Italian island of Sicily, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

9.2.2017 14:15  
Join us Friday, 10 February, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features rare snow cover on the Italian island of Sicily

CryoSat reveals lake outbursts beneath Antarctic ice

8.2.2017 15:30  

A novel way of using ESA’s CryoSat mission has revealed how lakes beneath Thwaites Glacier drained into the Amundsen Sea – potentially the largest such outflow ever reported in this region of West Antarctica.

Satellites monitor landslide in the Alps

3.2.2017 14:30  

Climate change-driven glacial melt is causing landslides in alpine regions. Data from the Sentinel-1 satellite mission are being inserted into a new cloud computing system to monitor such hazards globally.

Musa Bay

3.2.2017 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: Iran’s Musa Bay on the northern end of the Persian Gulf, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

2.2.2017 12:00  
Join us Friday, 3 February, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features wetlands in Iran, at the northern tip of the Persian Gulf

Botswana wetlands

2.2.2017 9:30  
Marking World Wetlands Day, this Sentinel-2A image features the Okavango Delta in Botswana – a lifeline for local communities and wildlife alike

Wind satellite heads for final testing

30.1.2017 13:15  

The road to realising ESA’s Aeolus mission may have been long and bumpy, but developing novel space technology is, by its very nature, challenging. With the satellite now equipped with its revolutionary instrument, the path ahead is much smoother as it heads to France to begin the last round of tests before being shipped to the launch site at the end of the year.

Larsen crack

30.1.2017 9:30  
With its radar vision, Sentinel-1 is monitoring a rift in the Larsen-C ice shelf that will eventually calve one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded

Western Texas

27.1.2017 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of Western Texas and the Sierra Madera impact crater, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

26.1.2017 12:00  
Join us Friday, 27 January, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features the Sierra Madera crater in the US state of Texas

Big Island

20.1.2017 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of Hawaii's Big Island, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

19.1.2017 14:30  
Join us Friday, 20 January, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features a Sentinel-2 image of Hawaii’s Big Island

#Sentinel2Go launch

18.1.2017 15:00  
Be a part of Europe’s Earth observation revolution: apply to join top Earth experts at the Sentinel launch SocialSpace on 6–7 March in Darmstadt, Germany

Colour vision

16.1.2017 9:46  
The second Sentinel-2 satellite, Sentinel-2B, is set for launch on 7 March. Discover more about the mission and ‘colour vision’ for Copernicus

Saint Petersburg

13.1.2017 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of the snow-covered Russian city of Saint Petersburg, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

12.1.2017 15:30  
Join us Friday, 13 January, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week we explore Saint Petersburg and the Neva Bay

Sentinel-2B launch preparations off to a flying start

12.1.2017 14:15  

Some of us may be easing ourselves gently into the New Year, but for the team readying Sentinel-2B for liftoff on 7 March it’s full steam ahead.

Weather watchtower

11.1.2017 10:25  
Technology image of the week: the towering payload module of MetOp-C, Europe's next weather satellite, arrives at ESA's technical heart

Weather watchtower

11.1.2017 10:25  
Technology image of the week: the towering payload module of MetOp-C, Europe's next weather satellite, arrives at ESA's technical heart

Earth from Space

2.1.2017 10:00  
Join us on Tuesday, 3 January at 14:00 CET for an interview with ESA’s Bianca Hoersch and Francois Spoto from the Sentinel-2B cleanroom

Earth from Space

2.1.2017 10:00  
ESA’s Bianca Hoersch and Francois Spoto join the Earth from Space video programme from the cleanroom to discuss the Sentinel-2B satellite and its mission

Tian Shan

23.12.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 false-colour image of China’s Tian Shan mountains, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

22.12.2016 14:30  
Join us Friday, 23 December, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week we explore China’s Tian Shan mountains

Changing landscape

20.12.2016 10:20  
Sentinel-2 reveals changes over time in the fields of Spain’s Brazo de Este natural park and around the city of Los Palacios y Villafranca

There’s a jet stream in our core

19.12.2016 20:50  

We would normally associate jet streams with the weather but, thanks to ESA’s magnetic field mission, scientists have discovered a jet stream deep below Earth’s surface – and it’s speeding up.

Satellite cousins have ice covered

16.12.2016 15:50  

Although not designed to deliver information on ice, ESA’s Earth Explorer SMOS satellite can detect thin sea-ice. Since its cousin, CryoSat, is better at measuring thicker ice scientists have found a way of using these missions together to yield an even clearer picture of the changing Arctic.

Seville

16.12.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: the Spanish city of Seville and its surroundings, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

15.12.2016 11:45  
Join us Friday, 16 December, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week we explore the Spanish province of Seville

Siles subsides

15.12.2016 11:13  
Sentinel-1 sees warping ground around Spain’s Siles dam in a new example of how ‘radar vision’ can monitor critical hydrological infrastructures

Reissued: call for Earth Explorer 9 proposals

14.12.2016 8:50  

Scientists involved in Earth observation have another opportunity to submit a proposal for ESA’s next Earth Explorer satellite mission.

Now available

13.12.2016 11:58  
Data from Sentinel-3A’s radar altimeter are now available to monitor the changing height of Earth’s oceans, rivers, lakes and ice

Satellites track variations in Antarctica’s glacial retreat

12.12.2016 10:00  

Five satellites spanning two decades have revealed variations in the timing and pace of glacial retreat in West Antarctica. Some glaciers’ thinning spreads up to three times faster than on neighbouring tributaries, and was offset by decades.

Wolfe Creek

9.12.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of Australia’s Wolfe Creek Crater, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

8.12.2016 14:00  
Join us Friday, 9 December, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features a Sentinel-2 image of Australia’s Wolfe Creek Crater

Nordic entrepreneurial spirit boosted by space

2.12.2016 11:50  

More than 17 000 people converged on Helsinki in Finland this week to create businesses – and ESA was there to add its space expertise.   

Nordic entrepreneurial spirit boosted by space

2.12.2016 11:50  

More than 17 000 people converged on Helsinki in Finland this week to create businesses – and ESA was there to add its space expertise.   

Switzerland

2.12.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: explore Switzerland at 10 m resolution with Sentinel-2, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Sharing Earth observation satellite data to help understand our planet

1.12.2016 15:30  

Since the launch of the first Earth-observing satellites in the 1970s, numerous missions from international space organisations have taken to the sky. Today, decades of data are helping scientists to build a better picture of changes to our planet.

Earth from Space

1.12.2016 14:45  
Join us Friday, 2 December, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week, take a tour of Switzerland with Sentinel-2

Earth from Space

1.12.2016 14:00  
Join us Friday, 2 December, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week, take a tour of Switzerland with Sentinel-2

Arctic sea-ice growth slower than ever

30.11.2016 11:00  

ESA’s CryoSat satellite has found that the Arctic has one of the lowest volumes of sea ice of any November, matching record lows in 2011 and 2012. Early winter growth of ice in the Arctic has been about 10% lower than usual.

Arctic freeze slows down

30.11.2016 11:00  

ESA’s CryoSat satellite has found that the Arctic has one of the lowest volumes of sea ice of any November, matching record lows in 2011 and 2012. Early winter growth of ice in the Arctic has been about 10% lower than usual.

To catch an entrepreneur

28.11.2016 12:51  

Now is the time to start up. Businesses, providers and enablers are clamouring to get their start-up support messages out there.

To catch an entrepreneur

28.11.2016 12:51  

Now is the time to start up. Businesses, providers and enablers are clamouring to get their start-up support messages out there.

Shaping the future

25.11.2016 16:21  
The Ministers of Space meet in December to set ESA's strategy and policies. ESA is proposing the next-generation scientific Earth observation programme at the council

Satellites confirm sinking of San Francisco tower

25.11.2016 11:00  

The Sentinel-1 satellites have shown that the Millennium Tower skyscraper in the centre of San Francisco is sinking by a few centimetres a year. Studying the city is helping scientists to improve the monitoring of urban ground movements, particularly for subsidence hotspots in Europe.

Japan

25.11.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-3 image of Japan, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Fast forest views

25.11.2016 9:10  
ESA’s new cloud-based Forestry Thematic Exploitation Platform allows the rapid production of highly detailed land-cover maps such as this view of forest in Mexico

Earth from Space

24.11.2016 14:30  
Join us Friday, 25 November, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features a Sentinel-3 image of Japan

Start of service for Europe’s SpaceDataHighway

23.11.2016 13:41  

The European Data Relay System began servicing Europe’s Earth observing Copernicus programme yesterday, transferring observations in quasi-real time using cutting-edge laser technology. 

Early warning from space of homes on the slide

23.11.2016 13:22  

It was a literal property crash: multiple homes in the Cármenes del Mar resort on the south coast of Spain were engulfed in a landslide, leaving families homeless. But satellite archives offer early warning of such events – and now more accessible than ever before thanks to a new cloud computing platform.

Earth from Space

21.11.2016 14:03  
Join us Tuesday, 22 November at 14:00 CET for a special interview with ESA’s Valerie Fernandez and Paolo Laberinti from the Sentinel-2B cleanroom in ESTEC

Earth from Space

21.11.2016 14:03  
ESA’s Valerie Fernandez and Paolo Laberinti join the Earth from Space video programme from the cleanroom in ESTEC to discuss the Sentinel-2B satellite

New map offers precise snapshot of human life on Earth

18.11.2016 11:07  

A landmark global map showing nearly every human settlement on Earth is now available to researchers. Compared to previous mapping efforts, the satellite-based ‘Global Urban Footprint’ dataset shows not just urban centres, but also tiny rural hamlets.

Gibson Desert

18.11.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2A image over Australia's Gibson Desert, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

17.11.2016 15:10  
Join us Friday, 18 November, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features burn scars in Australia’s Gibson Desert

Data release

17.11.2016 15:09  
The first data from Sentinel-3A’s Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer are now available to monitor Earth’s temperature

Sentinel sees us

17.11.2016 11:25  
Operations image of the week: An impressive view of Germany’s Rhine-Main area, which includes ESA’s Sentinel mission control centre

Probing Greenland’s ice sheet for future satellites

16.11.2016 16:27  

With a helicopter the sole feature on the vast expanse of ice and her only way back to warmth and safety, polar scientist Anna Hogg must have thought, “What on Earth am I doing out here?” as she set to taking ice samples.

Farewell to Sentinel-2B

15.11.2016 15:26  

Just weeks before Sentinel-2B is packed up and sent to French Guiana for its launch next March, media representatives and specialists got one last look at the second satellite for Europe’s Copernicus programme. 

Space agencies combine efforts for space hydrology

11.11.2016 16:15  

Heads of space agencies are meeting today in Marrakesh, Morocco at the COP22 climate change summit to reaffirm their commitment to a coordinated approach for monitoring Earth’s climate, with particular focus on the water cycle.

Refurbished GEOSS portal now online

11.11.2016 11:20  

A new and improved version of the GEOSS web portal is ready to provide users with faster, more intuitive access to the ever-growing wealth of diverse Earth observation resources worldwide.

Virunga Mountains

11.11.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-1 radar composite image of the Virunga Mountains in East Africa, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

10.11.2016 18:20  
Join us Friday, 11 November, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features the Virunga Mountains in East Africa

Call for Media

9.11.2016 16:43  
ESA and the European Commission together with Airbus Defence and Space are inviting media to view the Sentinel-2B satellite at ESA’s site in the Netherlands on 15 November

Iceberg patrol gains faster updates from orbit

9.11.2016 14:35  

The international iceberg patrol service set up after the sinking of the Titanic is now able to track drifting ice from orbit more swiftly through ESA-backed cloud computing.

ESA and Asian Development Bank join forces

9.11.2016 14:25  

ESA and the Asian Development Bank have signed an agreement to collaborate over the next five years to use information from space to support sustainable development.

ESA and SAP launch new service for analysing satellite data

9.11.2016 9:20  

ESA and the software company SAP have announced the Earth Observation Analysis service for the quick, easy consumption of Earth observation satellite data according to customer needs.

ESA at COP22 climate change summit

7.11.2016 17:00  

The COP22 climate change summit opened today in Marrakesh, Morocco. ESA is joining international partners to report on the status of space-based climate research and propose improvements to how climate data are collected and distributed.

Deal signed for FLEX’s fluorescence finder

7.11.2016 14:40  

ESA has selected Italian company Leonardo to build the main instrument for the upcoming FLEX satellite to study the health of Earth’s vegetation.

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