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Global Vegetation Being Mapped By Miniature Satellite
2013-02-11 12:34:37

The French Spot satellites have been charting the world’s vegetation since 1998. This important task soon falls to ESA’s Proba-V, which, despite being only a little larger than a washing machine, will provide sharp views of Earth’s plant life every two days.

Proba-V Undergoing Testing Prior To Launch
2013-01-14 20:08:31

The European Space Agency's Proba-V microsatellite is going through some testing to ensure it is fully ready to start charting global vegetation every two days.

Proba-2 Veiwed Three Solar Eclipses Last Night
2012-11-14 11:22:33

ESA’s Sun-watching Proba-2 satellite experienced three partial solar eclipses last night while lucky observers watching from northern Australia were treated to a total solar eclipse.

Are You Ready For A Total Solar Eclipse?
2012-11-13 10:24:35

Tomorrow’s total solar eclipse will only be visible in its entirety to ground-based observers watching from northern Australia, but ESA’s Sun-watching Proba-2 satellite will have a ringside seat from its orbit around Earth.

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2012-08-28 18:15:36

The European Space Agency has equipped the Proba-2 with a tiny camera, no larger than an espresso cup, to capture images of Hurricane Isaac as it bears down towards Louisiana.

OlympicPark
2012-08-13 11:19:38

Those wishing the international games would never come to an end can look at a new photo taken by a satellite of the Olympic neighborhood to help tickle their fancy until 2016.

ESA Fixes Proba-1 Satellite
2012-05-14 13:16:58

ESA was recently able to make a software fix and get its veteran Earth-observing micro satellite Proba-1 back into full operation.

Proba2-1-HR
2011-12-03 12:24:23

Researchers gathered for European Space Weather Week have been presented with the latest results from ESA’s own space weather station.

Proba-2 Tracks Stormy Sun
2011-12-02 13:09:19

Researchers gathered for European Space Weather Week have been presented with the latest results from ESA’s own space weather station: the Proba-2 microsatellite.

First-class Views Of The World Below
2011-11-21 13:38:29

Images of some of our planet’s most beautiful features can be seen from the comfort of your Air France aircraft thanks to satellites.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.