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Sentinel-3B launch preparations in full swing

With the Sentinel-3B satellite now at the Plesetsk launch site in Russia and liftoff set for 25 April, engineers are steaming ahead with the task of getting Europe’s next Copernicus satellite ready for its journey into orbit. To source

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Safeguarding our most precious resource: water

According to this year’s Global Risk Report by the World Economic Forum, water crises are one of the five biggest risks to society. ESA is working with development banks to help water-resource authorities use information from satellites to manage this precious resource. To source

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Giving up forests

Marking the International Day of Forests, this Sentinel-2 image shows an area of Bolivia that was once covered by trees but is now dominated by agriculture To source

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Technology image of the week: this scorched, twisted panel helps to understand how reentering satellites break apart as they fall to Earth To source

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