News of the week
As farmers in Nepal prepare for a fruitful monsoon season, NASA scientist Dalia Kirschbaum anticipates a different impact of the torrential rains, the loosening of earth on steep slopes that lead to landslides.
Earth Observation Missions
A colourful copper mine, sports stadiums in Greece and Kazakhstan's Capital were among the first sites imaged by Russia's Aist-2D satellite, as seen in the mission's first-light photos released by Roscosmos this week.
Research and Applications
The recent trend of increasing Antarctic sea ice extent — seemingly at odds with climate model projections — can largely be explained by a natural climate fluctuation, according to a new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
Policy & Legislation
08 July 2016
ESA and China have launched the fourth phase of the collaborative Dragon programme in Wuhan City, on the Yangtze River, which recently experienced major floods witnessed by Europe's Sentinel-1 satellite.
Did you know?
07 July 2016
Earth's atmosphere is leaking. Every day, around 90 tonnes of material escapes from our planet's upper atmosphere and streams out into space. Although missions such as ESA's Cluster fleet have long been investigating this leakage, there are still many open questions. How and why is Earth losing its atmosphere – and how is this relevant in our hunt for life elsewhere in the Universe?
30 July - 07 August 2016
Contact: COSPAR Secretariat c/o CNES - firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisation: Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
The 41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly encompasses approximately 125 meetings covering the fields of COSPAR Scientific Commissions (SC) and Panels including:
EO Missions Database
Visit the eoPortal database to find out about spaceborne EO missions and sensors to discover more about past, operational and future missions. This is complemented with detailed articles of airborne sensors.
This database is based on the book of Herbert J. Kramer Observation of the Earth and its Environments and describes over 600 missions in detail. Online updated version of "Earth Observation History of Technical Introduction" available as of January 02, 2017.