Posts tagged as European Space Agency

Mapping the global human footprint

The number of people flocking to cities in search of employment and better prospects is growing at an unprecedented rate. By 2050, the global population is estimated to reach nine billion, 70% of which will be living in urban areas. The World Settlement Footprint 2015 (WSF-2015) is the first map, using mass collections of radar […]

Wind-sensing satellite undergoes final checks

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) wind sensing spacecraft, Aeolus, will be the first satellite capable of performing global wind-component-profile observation on a daily basis in near real-time. Aeolus has left Liège in Belgium having successfully completed extensive thermal and functional performance testing. It will now undergo final checks at InteSpace test centre in France, before […]

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 […]

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 […]