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ESA's next Earth Explorer, SMOS, has just passed the all-important Flight Acceptance Review, signifying that all the elements that make up the mission are in place for launch later this year.
With ESA's family of Earth observation missions expanding, it makes sense to share operations engineers across satellites and conduct mission control from a combined Dedicated Control Room.
The European Space Agency has placed its first GOCE satellite into orbit, beginning what the ESA calls a new chapter in the history of Earth observation. The Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer satellite was lifted into a near-sun-synchronous, low Earth orbit Tuesday by a Rockot launcher from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia. GOCE is the first of a new family of ESA satellites designed to study our planet and its environment in order to enhance our knowledge...
ESA is about to launch the most sophisticated of Earth Observation satellites to investigate the Earth's gravitational field with unprecedented resolution and accuracy.
ESA has announced three candidate Earth Explorer mission concepts to progress to the next phase of consolidation.
With three Earth Explorer satellites set to launch this year, another three under construction and up to three more about to be selected for feasibility study, 2009 promises to be a significant year for ESA's contribution to Earth science â€“ paving the way to a clearer understanding of how our planet works.
The Arctic is undergoing rapid transformation due to climate change, pollution and human activity.
ESA has launched a new initiative â€“ the Changing Earth Science Network â€“ to support young scientists undertaking leading-edge research activities aimed at advancing our understanding of the Earth System.
The European Space Agency says it is about to launch its most sophisticated mission ever to investigate the Earth's gravitational field.
The European Space Agency is about to launch the most sophisticated mission ever to investigate the Earthâ€™s gravitational field and to map the reference shape of our planet â€“ the geoid - with unprecedented resolution and accuracy.
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