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2008-12-03 13:37:25

The European Space Agency says it has paired its European Remote Sensing-2 satellite with its Envisat satellite in their second tandem operation. ERS-2, the space agency's veteran spacecraft, and Envisat, the largest environmental satellite ever built, both carry Synthetic Aperture Radar instruments that provide high resolution images of the Earth's surface. By combining two or more SAR images of the same site, slight alterations that may have occurred between acquisitions can be detected,...

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2008-12-03 11:35:00

Based on the outstanding success of the first tandem mission between ERS-2 and Envisat last year, ESA has paired the two satellites together again to help improve our understanding of the planet.

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2008-10-24 08:50:00

The US government is looking to launch a new and powerful weather satellite that will be better able to pinpoint where hurricanes and tornadoes may strike.

2008-08-14 18:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of guests and employees attended an event featuring U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) and California's Lt. Governor John Garamendi and Northrop Grumman Corporation's chairman and CEO Ronald D.

2007-08-27 16:16:21

Hot spots across Southeastern Europe from 21 to 26 August have been detected with instruments aboard ESA satellites, which have been continuously surveying fires burning across the Earth’s surface for a decade.

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2007-02-28 08:48:35

Launched from Kourou in French Guiana on the night of 28 February 2002, ESA’s Envisat spacecraft marks its fifth year in space.

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2007-02-01 09:45:00

Earth observation from space plays an invaluable role in helping scientists advance our understanding of climate change and capability to model its evolution.

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2006-12-06 11:58:13

ESA has created a website, MIRAVI, which gives access to the most recently acquired images from the world’s largest Earth Observation satellite, Envisat.

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2006-03-01 10:10:00

Since its launch in 2002, Envisat, the world’s largest and most sophisticated satellite ever built, has been providing scientists and operational users with invaluable data for global monitoring and forecasting – and the future looks even brighter.

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2005-12-23 19:05:00

This week's launch of MSG-2 will ensure that satellite images continue to be available to European weather forecasters well into the next decade. It also marks a new chapter in a long-term space experiment measuring the available energy that drives the weather as a whole, and helping to establish how much the Earth is heating up.


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