Posts tagged as radar

Satellite launch completes radar pair

  The second Sentinel-1 satellite, Sentinel-1B, was launched on 25 April 2016 to provide more radar vision for Europe’s environmental Copernicus programme. The satellite joins its identical twin, Sentinel-1A, in orbit to deliver information for numerous services, from monitoring ice in polar seas to tracking land subsidence, and for responding to disasters such as floods. […]

Optical space research laboratory to study atmospheric gravity waves

  Dr. Sandile Malinga, CEO of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA)  has announced that a state-of-the-art optical space research laboratory (OSR), will be constructed at the South African Astronomical Observatory in Sutherland (the world’s darkest astronomical site) later this year. He was speaking at the 17th European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association (EISCAT) symposium […]