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Sentinel-3B fully tanked

13 April 2018

Getting a satellite ready to be launched involves a long list of jobs, but with the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite now fuelled, this particular ‘to do' list is significantly shorter. And, importantly, all is on track for liftoff on 25 April.

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Swarm turns to whistlers and storms

13 April 2018

The batch of new results from ESA's Swarm mission has not only included the highest-resolution map of the magnetic field generated by Earth's crust and a map of the tiny magnetic signals from the oceans, but also, remarkably, some unexpected insight into lightning in the upper atmosphere and geomagnetic storms.

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Four years in space for Copernicus Sentinel-1A

11 April 2018

Launched from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on 3 April 2014, the Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite continues to gather radar imagery of Earth for a wide range of applications.

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Swarm tracks elusive ocean magnetism

10 April 2018

The magnetic field is arguably one of the most mysterious features of our planet. ESA's Swarm mission is continually yielding more insight into how our protective shield is generated, how it behaves and how it is changing. Adding yet another string to its bow, Swarm is now tracking changes in the magnetic field produced in the oceans in more detail that ever before.

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Hunting mystery giant lightning from space

07 April 2018

Thunderstorms are some of the most spectacular events in nature, yet what we can see from the surface of our planet is only the beginning.

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More is more – Ready for the full deployment of the Sentinel-3 mission

05 April 2018

The spacecraft is part of a series of Sentinel satellites under the umbrella of the EU's Copernicus programme, which takes a continuous "health check" of our planet.

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Three Gaofen Earth observation satellites launched by China

03 April 2018

China has launched its 10th space mission of the year, deploying three civilian-operated Earth observation satellites with cameras to help monitor natural disasters, survey natural resources and assist in infrastructure planning.

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NOAA GOES-17 sends ‘first light’ image to Earth

03 April 2018

The 'first-light' has been received from the recently launched NOAA GOES-17 satellite! On 22 March 2018, the GOES-17 Magnetometer (MAG) became the first instrument on the satellite to begin transmitting data. The Magnetometers on the GOES-R series of satellites (including GOES-16, currently GOES East, and now GOES-17), can observe more wave frequencies, at five times higher resolution, allowing us to conduct new research into space weather. The space weather products from the magnetometer data can help scientists better forecast the likelihood that elevated levels of dangerous energetic particles will occur during events like solar flares.

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NASA renews focus on Earth’s frozen regions

26 March 2018

In 2018, NASA will intensify its focus on one of the most critical but remote parts of our changing planet with the launch of two new satellite missions and an array of airborne campaigns.

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European Space Agency teams with ICEYE Finnish start-up

26 March 2018

The European Space Agency is to work with Finnish start-up ICEYE on ways to exploit its novel radar satellites.

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Sentinel-3B launch preparations in full swing

23 March 2018

With the Sentinel-3B satellite now at the Plesetsk launch site in Russia and lift-off set for 25 April, engineers are steaming ahead with the task of getting Europe's next Copernicus satellite ready for its journey into orbit.

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Sentinel-1 provides insight on the 2017 Ischia earthquake

22 March 2018

The European Union's Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites, together with the COSMO-SkyMed constellation, provided important data related to the 2017 Ischia earthquake.

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UK team delivers Earth Observation instrument that will improve our understanding of the Earth’s climate

15 March 2018

A Broadband Radiometer instrument, designed and built in the UK with the aim of improving our understanding of the Earth's climate, has been delivered to the EarthCARE mission team in Germany.

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Meet the satellites that can pinpoint methane and carbon dioxide leaks

09 March 2018

The world's first space-based system to help identify specific sources of greenhouse gas emissions is now circling the Earth.

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Sentinel-2 images the globe every 5 days

09 March 2018

On 17 February 2018, the Sentinel-2 mission reached the 5-day global revisit periodicity, thus fully exploiting the two satellite units of the constellation.

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Proba-1 sets new record

08 March 2018

Originally designed as a two-year mission and launched on 22 October 2001, Proba-1 is still going strong, providing very valuable hyper-spectral data.

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How cloud data is improving weather forecasts

07 March 2018

For the last several years, scientists at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, have been exploring the secrets of clouds to improve weather predictions — everything from daily forecasts to keeping aircraft clear of dangerous conditions.

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NOAA’s GOES-S satellite roars into orbit

01 March 2018

NOAA's GOES-S, the second in a new series of four highly advanced geostationary weather satellites, blasted into orbit 01 March at 5:02 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral, Florida. GOES-S mission managers confirmed that its solar arrays successfully deployed at 8:58 p.m. EST and the spacecraft was operating on its own power.

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NASA space laser completes 2,000-mile road trip

28 February 2018

ICESat-2, or the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, is slated to launch in September to measure the height of Earth's surface, particularly the changing polar ice. To do that, it uses a laser instrument called the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System, or ATLAS, that precisely times how long it takes light particles to bounce off Earth and return to the satellite.

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CloudSat exits the “A-Train”

23 February 2018

Mission managers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, this week lowered the orbit of the nearly 12-year-old CloudSat satellite following the loss of one of its reaction wheels, which control its orientation in orbit. While CloudSat's science mission will continue, it will no longer fly as part of the Afternoon Constellation, or A-Train -- six Earth-monitoring satellites that fly in a coordinated orbit to advance our understanding of how Earth functions as a system.

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