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Sentinel-3A fully tanked

03 February 2016

With the launch of Sentinel-3A confirmed for 16 February, preparations for liftoff are charging full speed ahead. The tricky task of fuelling the satellite has now been ticked off the 'to do list' and the propulsion team is already decontaminating their equipment before returning home.

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SMOS gets help from Tibet

29 January 2016

Ground measurements are essential for making sure that satellites deliver accurate information about our changing world. Although the Tibetan Plateau may not seem the obvious place to take such readings, this remote location is being used to check on ESA's SMOS satellite.

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Rise and shine for Sentinel-3A

14 January 2016

Following the Christmas break, the Sentinel-3A satellite has been taken out of its storage container and woken up as the campaign to prepare it for launch resumes at the Russian Plesetsk cosmodrome. Liftoff is set for 4 February.

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Canada breaks the ice with Sentinel-1 data

21 December 2015

How can access to Sentinel data increase Canada's ability to offer improved information on sea ice?

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Earth's shifting ice

17 December 2015

Using data from ESA's CryoSat mission, scientists have produced the best maps yet of the changing height of Earth's biggest ice sheets.

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Deal sealed for new Sentinel-1 satellites

15 December 2015

ESA has ensured the continuation of the Sentinel-1 Earth observation satellite series for Europe's Copernicus environmental programme by ordering two more satellites.

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Ice matters

11 December 2015

The satellite age has revolutionised our understanding of Earth, giving us accurate information to help critical agreements on climate change such as at the current COP21 conference in Paris. Diminishing polar ice is one of the most visible indicators of change, but how much have we learnt over the last decades?

RapidEye Take 5 dataset is moving home!

04 December 2015

The dataset of RapidEye Take 5 is moving under the new home, first step for its integration with the ESA dissemination service. The new FTP server is: tpm-ds.eo.esa.int

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Sentinel-3A taking final steps to launch

03 December 2015

After an eventful journey to Russia, by plane, lorry and train, the Sentinel-3A satellite is safe and sound in the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia, for lift-off next month.

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ESA and World Bank hand-in-hand

03 December 2015

Today at the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris, the World Bank and ESA signed an agreement on using information from Earth observation satellites in support of sustainable development.

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