No obstacles for airports using satellites
13 March 2017
Thanks to ESA, airports can now use satellites to identify and manage obstacles that could pose a risk to flight safety.
Of the 48,000 airports around the globe, only about a quarter can allow aircraft to land in poor weather and only 500 airports have a specialist on site to pinpoint obstacles that might exceed height restrictions within flight paths.
With ESA's help, Ascend XYZ in Denmark has developed a service for airports to record potential obstacles.
Top story on Copernicus
25 April 2018
The second Sentinel-3 satellite, Copernicus Sentinel-3B, was launched on 25 April, joining its identical twin Sentinel-3A in orbit. This pairing of satellites increases coverage and data delivery for the European Union's Copernicus environment programme.
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