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2015-01-06 12:22:24

Signature Service Offerings Now Include Global Satellite Coverage with Daily Revisits, Very-High Resolution, and Synthetic Aperture Radar ORLANDO, Fla., Jan.

2014-05-08 23:15:50

With mobile calendar integration, drivers can select events to drive to.

Proba-V Working Around The Clock
2014-02-18 08:49:27

More than 5000 images, 65 daily global maps and six 10-day global syntheses, plus a quick peek at the Olympics: in its first two months of work, the vegetation-monitoring Proba-V minisatellite has yielded a valuable harvest for around a hundred scientific teams around the globe.

Vegetation Probed Across The Globe
2013-07-10 17:10:51

The first global map of vegetation from the recently launched Proba-V has been unveiled, demonstrating that the minisatellite is on track to continue a 15-year legacy of global vegetation monitoring from space.

ESA's Proba-V Turns On In Time To Catch Stunning Image Over Western France
2013-05-17 09:47:33

ESA’s Proba-V, a next-generation earth watcher designed to image the planet’s vegetation, is now showing signs of life. More than a week after being set into a polar orbit roughly 510 miles over Earth, the mini satellite was switched on just in time to grab an image of the land cover over western France.

Comparable Land Imagery Fostered By ESA–NASA Collaboration
2013-02-13 11:52:32

ESA and NASA have joined forces to ensure that Sentinel-2 and the newly launched Landsat Data Continuity Mission offer compatible data products, thereby bringing greater benefits to users of images of Earth’s land and coastal zones.

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.

Images Of Envisat Taken, ESA Still Scrambling To Make Contact
2012-04-20 11:21:16

The European Space Agency (ESA) lost contact with its flagship Earth observing satellite almost two weeks ago, but the space agency hasn't skipped a beat in trying to make contact with Envisat.

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
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.