When SWARM met Steve

When SWARM met Steve

Thanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the northern lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light was, so … it was called Steve.

ESA’s Swarm magnetic field mission has now also met Steve and is helping to understand the nature of this new-found feature.

For more information on this news story, please visit: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Swarm/When_Swarm_met_Steve

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Essential Maintenance

Essential Maintenance

Please be advised that the SEDAS Portal essential maintenance downtime has been scheduled for 10:00 GMT Tuesday 28 February until 16:00 GMT Thursday 6 April 2017.

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Urban monitoring boosted by new

Urban monitoring boosted by new

A new processing tool has been developed to bundle information contained in large amounts of satellite data, paving the way for the wealth of Copernicus Sentinel satellite data to be more easily incorporated into online environment-monitoring services.

ESA’s online Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform (U-TEP) makes information from satellite data available for the non-expert user for urban environment monitoring.

To do this, it processes hundreds of terabytes of data gathered by Earth-observing satellites, and translates them into easy-to-use products for scientists, urban planners and decision-makers.

For more information on this news story, please visit: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Urban_monitoring_boosted_by_new_data_processor

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Pioneering Earth observation satellite retired by NASA

NASA has decommissioned a long-lived satellite launched in 2000 that demonstrated remote sensing and surveying instruments and techniques common in today’s orbiting Earth observatories.

The Earth Observing-1 spacecraft’s orbit has shifted away from its optimal perch, and the satellite does not carry enough propellant to correct its course, NASA said.

The satellite tested new Earth-imaging cameras after its launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a Delta 2 rocket in November 2000, then the mission became a pioneer in spacecraft autonomy, sometimes making its own decisions about when to take images.

Built by Swales Aerospace, now part of Orbital ATK, the EO-1 satellite […] Read more