Tag: ESA

First image download over new gigabit laser connection in space

The first ever gigabit transmission via laser of imagery between the radar sensor on Sentinel-1A and Alphasat satellites, the latter built by Airbus Defence and Space, has taken place successfully.

Galileo satellite set for new orbit

ESA’s fifth Galileo navigation satellite, one of two left in the wrong orbit this summer, will make a series of manoeuvres this month as a prelude to its health being confirmed.

Mobile Apps for Galileo and Copernicus

After one week of intense teamwork at the European Space Agency's ESTEC and ESA BIC Noordwijk facilities in the Netherlands

The OGC adopts OGC Geo and Time Extensions Standard for OpenSearch

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Members approved "OGC OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions" as an OGC standard.

MDA Joins ESA Third Party Mission Program

MDA’s Information Systems group announced that it has signed an agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) to provide RADARSAT-2 information to user groups under ESA’s Third Party Mission Program.

Galileo fixes Europe’s position in history

Europe’s new age of satellite navigation has passed a historic milestone – the very first determination of a ground location using the four Galileo satellites currently in orbit together with their ground facilities.

New SPOT 4 Mission Before Being De-orbited

After 177 months in service and having collected 6,811,918 images, SPOT 4’s mission was brought to an end by CNES and Astrium on 11 January.

Pléiades 1B Satellite Successfully Launched

On 2 December 2012, Soyuz flight VS04 launched the Pléiades 1B very-high-resolution optical satellite from the Guiana Space Centre. The launch marks a new success for ESA, CNES and Arianespace, who jointly operate the launch base, less than a year after orbiting Pléiades 1A. Astrium Services will be the exclusive distributor of imagery from Pléiades 1A and 1B.

RapidEye incorporates Active Collision Avoidance Process

RapidEye, a provider of high-resolution, wide area repetitive coverage of earth through its constellation of five satellites, announced that it is now using the European Space Agency (ESA)'s Collision Probability Assessment Service.

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