Latest CryoSat Stories
As part of the procedure to realize ESA's series of Earth Explorers, two new mission proposals have been selected for further development.
With the commissioning of ESA's CryoSat now complete, the mission has been officially transferred to the operations team.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) gyroscopes have successfully passed inorbit testing on the European Space Agency's (ESA) Earth Explorer CryoSat-2 satellite during a mission to detect shifts in global ice cover.
Realizing a satellite mission is a complicated task, with many milestones to pass before data are delivered to advance our understanding of Earth.
As CryoSat-2 works to detect shifts in global ice cover, it carries one small but significant passenger.
A better understanding of how Earth's ice fields are changing has come another step closer as the first data from ESA's ice mission are released to selected scientists around the world for fine-tuning.
Today, participants at the Living Planet Symposium have been hearing about ESA's most recently launched mission, CryoSat-2.
More than 1200 scientists from around the world have gathered in Bergen, Norway, for ESAâ€™s week-long Living Planet Symposium to present their latest findings on Earth's environment and climate using data from observation satellites.
As Arctic sea-ice recedes inexorably towards another record summer minimum, scientists have highlighted the exceptional contribution that satellites have made to the International Polar Year and charting the effects of climate change.
Taking advantage of NASA's 'Operation Ice Bridge' campaign, measurements of Arctic sea ice have been made from an aircraft flying directly under CryoSat-2's orbital path.
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