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ESA Council decides on the completion of Ariane 6 and endorses start of transition from Ariane 5 to Ariane 6
14 June 2018
The ESA Council met today in Paris to discuss the path towards the future exploitation of Ariane 6.
Australia's national science agency today announced a new research centre focused on collecting and analysing data about Earth from space.
Antarctica is shedding ice at an accelerating rate. Satellites monitoring the state of the White Continent indicate some 200 billion tonnes a year are now being lost to the ocean as a result of melting.
07 June 2018
The amount of carbon stored in Earth's forests and how it is changing will be measured in the forthcoming Climate Change Initiative Biomass project, in which the legacy of GlobBiomass will be carried forward to the Sentinels' era.
06 June 2018
The speed at which tropical cyclones travel has slowed globally in the past seven decades, especially over some coastlines. This effect can compound flooding by increasing regional total rainfall from storms.
05 June 2018
Thanks to the efforts of several NASA teams, the public can now interactively browse all global imagery from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument quickly and easily from the comfort of a home computer.
05 June 2018
China plans to send 11 more meteorological satellites into orbit by 2025 to further improve its weather forecasting accuracy and ability to cope with natural hazards, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
ICEYE raised $34 million in a Series B investment round, bringing the Finnish commercial radar satellite operator's total funding to $53 million, ICEYE announced on 24 May.
Technological advances have opened up a wide range of propulsion options for satellites, but companies developing those systems don't expect a single approach to become dominant.
Sunday 13 May, marks the 20th anniversary of the start of a new era in meteorological satellite observations.
07 May 2018
Kenya is on Friday set to launch its first locally made Sh100 million satellite, officially marking the country's venture into space science.
04 May 2018
Following an agreement signed in 2016, ESA and the Vatican Apostolic Library have presented the preliminary results on how they are using the same method to manage their respective long-term data preservation projects and how this can create new initiatives.
27 April 2018
New innovations - including the GESTRA and TIRA surveillance radar systems - are expected to help reduce the cost of going into space, and protect orbiting assets from collisions.
25 April 2018
Recent changes for accessing ESA's Third Party Missions are bringing new benefits to users of Earth observation data worldwide.
A new partnership between NASA and the University of Twente aims to help people in developing countries harness the power of Earth observations and geospatial technologies.
17 April 2018
From 16 April to 30 June 2018, public or private organisations involved in developing innovative applications based on Earth Observations (EO) and located in European GEO member countries are invited to come forward with voluntary Expressions of Intent for networking along the value chain.
An environmental group announced plans 11 April to develop and operate its own satellite to track one particular greenhouse gas, the latest sign of the proliferation of smallsat technology.
11 April 2018
The Ariane launch vehicle family and the Vega launcher guarantee Europe's independent access to space. With an eye on the now rapidly changing situation in the launch market, the question is being asked - how can this successful portfolio of space launchers be expanded in the future? Additionally, what is the outlook in this for new and unconventional ideas?
06 April 2018
The Incognita Patagonia expedition investigates glacial evolution, mapping for the first time one of the most remote and unknown areas of Patagonia. The explorers are using Copernicus Sentinel data to develop a new cartographic map of Hoste Island, the second largest island in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago.
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