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ESA App Camp brings satellite data to mobile devices

03 March 2015

Developers of apps that use satellite data to assist the agricultural industry took home the top two prizes at this year's ESA App Camp in Barcelona.

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European Data Relay System confirms services for Copernicus in cooperation with the European Commission

25 February 2015

Following the recent decision confirming the ESA/Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus DS) partnership on the European Data Relay System (EDRS), agreement has been reached with the European Commission (EC) for the provision of EDRS services to the European Union Copernicus programme.

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Last look at Sentinel-2A

24 February 2015

Before Sentinel-2A is packed up and shipped to French Guiana for its launch targeted on 12 June, media representatives and specialists got one last look at the second satellite for Europe's Copernicus programme.

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ESA's Biomass satellite goes ahead

19 February 2015

Following the initial selection in 2013 for Biomass to become ESA's seventh Earth Explorer mission and the completion of preparatory activities, ESA Member States yesterday gave the green light for its full implementation for launch in 2020.

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SMOS on acid

17 February 2015

With fundamental changes happening to the chemistry of the world's oceans, salinity information from ESA's SMOS mission is being used with other Earth observation data to obtain information on 'the other carbon dioxide problem' - ocean acidification.

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Sentinel-2 practices laser spin

11 February 2015

As Sentinel-2A nears the end of testing before being shipped to its launch site, one of the last jobs has been to make sure the satellite's laser terminal is up to the job of delivering large volumes of data at breakneck speed.

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36 years of radar vision

06 February 2015

ESA has recently recovered imagery from the oldest synthetic aperture radar - or SAR - in space, renewing our view of a changing Earth.

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Plant power from above

03 February 2015

Field experiments have shown how ESA's potential FLEX mission could identify vegetation that is suffering degrees of stress invisible to the naked eye.

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Mapping forest structure from space

30 January 2015

Over the last 10 years a new method using satellite radar data has been maturing to provide 3D views of Earth's natural resources and urban environments. Scientists from around the world gathered recently to share the latest advances in the exciting technique of 'POLinSAR'.

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DOMEX-3 campaign data now available for SMOS Cal/Val users

30 January 2015

The L-Band radiometric measurements and in-situ snow temperatures for the first year of acquisitions of the DOMEX-3 campaign are now available for the SMOS Cal/Val users along with the yearly campaign report.

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