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Sentinel-1 provides new insight into Italy's earthquake

29 August 2016

On 24 August, an earthquake struck central Italy, claiming at least 290 lives and causing widespread damage. Satellite images are being used to help emergency aid organisations, while scientists have begun to analyse ground movement.

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First satellite-based wildlife monitoring tool for airports

29 August 2016

Wildlife habitats close to airports pose a serious risk to safety at takeoff and landing. Thanks to ESA, a new service lets airports use satellites to identify and manage these areas.

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FLEX takes on mutants

25 August 2016

If a plant isn't green it doesn't mean it can't photosynthesise as well as its more usual counterpart, but when measured by satellites, these non-green varieties skew results on plant health. FLEX is different. Experiments using 'mutants' show that colour won't be an obstacle in this new mission's task of mapping plant health from space.

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Summer School shines

08 August 2016

Young scientists from all over the world have gathered for their two-week summer school course at ESA's ESRIN centre for Earth observation in Frascati, Italy.

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Aladin wind probe ready for Aeolus

02 August 2016

It has been years in the making, but one of the trickiest pieces of space technology ever developed is finally ready to join its satellite for launch by the end of next year. With this milestone, we are another step closer to a better understanding of Earth's winds.

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SMOS tracks Pacific fresh water pools

27 July 2016

ESA's SMOS satellite has found a rise in fresh water in the tropical Pacific Ocean during last year's El NiƱo event.

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CryoSat sets new standard for measuring sea levels

26 July 2016

Trying to measure sea levels around rugged coastlines is not always an easy task. ESA's CryoSat satellite is making a difference with its radar altimeter.

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Chilly summer for Sentinel-2B

18 July 2016

While most of us may be looking forward to spending some time in the sunshine this summer, the Sentinel-2B satellite is being subjected to the extreme cold of space to make sure it is fit for life in orbit.

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Europe's workhorse Sentinel ready for action

13 July 2016

Getting the bigger picture on the health of our planet drew another step closer today as Europe's Sentinel-3A satellite was handed over to EUMETSAT for operations.

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CryoSat reveals recent Greenland ice loss

12 July 2016

In the most detailed picture to date, information from ESA's CryoSat satellite reveals how melting ice in Greenland has recently contributed twice as much to sea-level rise as the prior two decades.

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