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Odin celebrates 18 years in orbit

06 March 2019

ESA is proud to celebrate the excellent long-lasting performance of the Swedish-led Odin mission. Developed in collaboration with Canada, Finland and France, Odin reached its 18-year anniversary on 20 February 2019.

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Satellites Find Greener Pastures

Researchers have recently been using NASA satellite data to monitor the spread and quality of pasturelands and to estimate how many cattle those lands can support.

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Copernicus Sentinel-3 provides new measurements of Antarctic Ice Sheet

08 March 2019

An international group of scientists have published the first study using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-3 Delay-Doppler altimeter, to monitor Antarctic Ice Sheet change.

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Digital Earth Africa: Satellite Data for Better Decisions

06 March 2019

The Digital Earth Africa (DE Africa) program will build the world's largest operational platform for accessing and analyzing decades of satellite imagery specific to Africa's land and seas. DE Africa will translate data from the world's free Earth observation satellites into ready-to-use insights about the continent's environmental conditions. Such insights will enable African governments, NGOs, businesses, and individuals to make more informed decisions about soil and coastal erosion, agriculture, deforestation, desertification, water quality and changes in human settlements.

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New observations for the new economy

08 March 2019

We all listen to weather forecasts and know they rely on satellite data. What may not be so obvious is that many other aspects of our lives depend on robust satellite data, from growing crops to tackling the major issue of climate change. The socio-economic benefits of Earth observation are huge, and increasing. In Europe, ESA, Eumetsat and the EU work closely together, in long-term partnerships, to make sure these benefits are delivered.

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ISRO, French agency to launch sat network to monitor Indian Ocean

07 March 2019

ISRO and CNES have decided to set up a network of satellites for matitime surveillance to safeguard the Indian waters. CNES president Jean-Yves Le Gall and Isro chairman K Sivan signed an agreement in this regard in Bengaluru.

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Satellite servicing becomes an actual market

01 March 2019

Satellite manufacturing might be somewhat in limbo right now as operators look to see how the upcoming mega-constellations change the world of satellite communications.

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Very High-resolution Radar & Optical Data Assessment workshop

18 - 22 November 2019

Organisation: European Space Agency (ESA)

Location: Frascati, Italy

Abstract submission deadline: 20 September 2019

Registration opens: 04 November 2019

Overview:

The Very High-resolution Radar & Optical Data Assessment (VH-RODA) workshop will be held in Frascati, Italy from 18-22 November 2019. The Workshop, hosted by ESA/ESRIN, will provide an open forum for the presentation and discussion of current status and future developments related to the calibration and validation of space borne very high-resolution SAR and optical sensors and data products.

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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.