Sentinel-5P satellite launched to monitor the atmosphere


The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring the atmosphere was launched successfully on 13 October.

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Wed, 18/10/2017 - 14:08

CONAE and ESA meet with users of space-based information

Image courtesy of CONAE

The Cultural Center of Science in Buenos Aires hosted a meeting organized by the Argentine Space Agency (CONAE) and the European Space Agency (ESA) to present the uses of their satellite missions to the users of space-based information.


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Mon, 15/05/2017 - 11:14

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Sentinel 2-B sends first images

Image courtesy of ESA
After one week in orbit, ESA’s new Sentinel 2-B satellite delivered its first images of Earth. The first acquisition began over the Baltic sea and made a strip-like observation through eastern Europe down to northern Libya. The images were sent to the Matera ground station in Italy, where they have been processed afterwards. You can see some of the images here:  


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Sat, 18/03/2017 - 05:12

Agreement between Australia and Europe on Earth Observation research

Great Barrier Reef in Australia seen from space (Image: USGS/ESA)

An agreement has been signed between the Australian CSIRO research institute and the European Space Agency (ESA) which will allow Australia to get access to European satellite data, while ESA would benefit from Australia’s research expertise during joint projects on space technology and applications.


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Thu, 18/06/2015 - 08:42

Copernicus Masters goes to land stability monitoring project

PUNNET maps and monitors land stability

On 23 October, the Copernicus Masters was awarded to the first satellite-based service for extensive and uninterrupted monitoring and mapping of land stability.

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Mon, 27/10/2014 - 11:48

Radar Images: Sentinel-1A maps California earthquake

Napa Valley earthquake captured in an interferogram.

The European radar satellite Sentinel-1A has captured the rupture of the recent major earthquake in Napa Valley, California, USA. The quake on 24 August 2014 was the biggest one in 25 years.

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Tue, 02/09/2014 - 14:30

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Greece: First agreement for access to Sentinel data signed

Copernicus Programme Sentinel satellites

The European Space Agency (ESA) and Greece signed an arrangement that establishes access to Sentinel data. As UN-SPIDER reported, Sentinel-1A is already delivering images, providing different environmental information.


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Tue, 13/05/2014 - 13:01

Copernicus Master: Earth Observation Competition launched

The first image captured by Copernicus satellite Sentinel-1A showing Brussels

The European Earth observation programme Copernicus has launched the Copernicus Masters competition. It will give recognition to outstanding ideas, applications, and business concepts that utilise Earth observation data for commercial purposes and socially relevant projects. Along with cash prizes, the winners will receive technical support in realising their ideas, access to satellite data, and start-up support from a prize pool worth a total of more than EUR 300,000. In 2014, for the first time, the Copernicus Masters is carried out on a worldwide basis.

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Tue, 22/04/2014 - 14:14

Flooding in Namibia part of the first data acquisition from Sentinel-1

Sentinel -1 first images received

The Sentinel-1 satellite of the European Space Agency delivered its first images. As UN-SPIDER reported, the satellite was launched successfully on 3 April. The mission is the first of ESA’s Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.

Though not yet fully operational, first images are offering a glimpse into the satellites capabilities. After conclusion of the calibration phase, Sentinel-1 will start its operational phase in the next couple of months.


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Thu, 17/04/2014 - 12:29


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