The polar-orbiting CryoSat-2 satellite provides researchers with a ice and ocean data that is helping to understanding the current state of the world’s ice sheets and oceans. Since its launch in 2010, CryoSat-2 has collected data that provides scientists with an understanding of changes in the thickness of polar sea ice, […]
Proba-V, the miniature satellite was launched on May 7, 2013 from French Guiana. The “V” in the name stands for vegetation as Proba-V’s role is to capture imagery about the world’s vegetation to be used, for example, for day-by-day tracking of extreme weather, alerting authorities to crop failures, monitoring inland water […]
Launched on April 3 and reaching operational altitude on April 11, the first images captured by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Sentinel-1A satellite have been made public. The first of five satellites planned for the Sentinel group, Sentintel-1A will be tasked with gathering all-weather, day and night radar images. Imagery […]
The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that free and open access to Sentinel satellite data will become available during the Copernicus operational phase. Copernicus is an earth observation program operated by a partnership of the European Commission (EC), European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Environment Agency (EEA). The […]
Launched on March 17, 2009 by the European Space Agency (ESA), the low altitude satellite GOCE is set to run out of fuel around October of this year. GOCE, which stands The Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer was launched with the purpose of mapping the Earth’s gravity field at a high level of detail.
A couple of years ago, the European Space Agency (ESA) made its thirty year archive of Landsat imagery available to the public. At the time, users needed to submit a request via the Earth Observation Principal Investigator Portal and wait for approval. Now users can directly download a variety of Landsat satellite […]
The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a free 100 page ebook for iOS users. The book, entitled, “Earth from Space: the Living Beauty” contains over 100 pages and includes interactive maps, satellite imagery collected from ESA’s missions, and animations demonstrating various aspects of the world.
The European Space Agency has developed a new land data processor to create maps of land deformation. Called Wide Area Processor (WAP), the processes uses radar data to measure millimeter terrain deformations. Changes in the surface height of a landscape occur over time. Sinking of the earth can happen as a result of mining, […]
The ESA has recently released a small spin-off company that is going to help drivers around the world stay a little bit safer with the help of space age technology. EstrellaSat’s job is to create long-distance monitoring technology specifically designed to help predict the movements of drivers who work carting […]