Posts tagged as ESA

EU backs business incubator and projects to boost SA space industry

European Space Agency representatives joined SANSA for a workshop in Hermanus in January 2019. The goal of the workshop was to define joint projects that would be beneficial to both agencies. One such potential project is a ESA/SANSA business centre to support the development of downstream applications within the space industry, to be hosted at […]

Mapping cyclone Idai floods using radar satellite imagery

As millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggle to cope with the aftermath of what could be the southern hemisphere’s worst storm, Copernicus Sentinel-1 is one of the satellite missions being used to map flooded areas to help relief efforts. Cyclone Idai swept through this part of southeast Africa over the last few […]

De-orbit mission to remove huge dead satellite

Year after year, the traffic orbiting the earth increases, whilst space debris poses an ever greater threat for satellites and crews of space vehicles. The European Space Agency (ESA) wants to combat this problem and, as part of the “Clean Space” initiative, is launching the e.Deorbit mission with the first objective of removing the inactive […]

Satellite data distribution contractor selected

Airbus has been awarded a four-year contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) to be one of four suppliers for the Copernicus Data and Information Access Service (DIAS). The service will make data and information easily available to users through a cloud computing architecture, enabling enhanced coordination and cross-fertilisation at European Union level and amongst […]

Navigation network nears completion

Four more Galileo navigation satellites have been launch on an Ariane 5 rocket in mid-December 2017, with only one launch remaining to complete the Galileo constellation and delivering global coverage. Galileo is Europe’s civil global satellite navigation system, which will allow users worldwide to know their exact position in time and space with great precision […]

International charter wins Pecora Award

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters has received the William Thomas Pecora Award for providing free satellite imagery, data and information to the global community during times of crises. The annual award recognises outstanding contributions by individuals or teams using remote sensing to understand Earth, educate the next generation of scientists, inform decision-makers or […]