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
08 November 2017
A constellation of small satellites that provide data on Earth's ice and soil moisture content to complement the Sentinel fleet took the top prize at this year's Copernicus Masters Competition.
The awards ceremony took place on 07 November, in Tallinn, Estonia, in front of an international audience during European Space Week as part of the Satellite Masters Conference & Horizon 2020 Space Info Day.
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