Earth from Space: Ganges Delta

Video: 00:04:24 In this week’s edition of the Earth from Space programme, we explore the Ganges Delta – the world’s largest river delta – with Copernicus Sentinel-3. See also Ganges Delta to download the image. To source

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Ganges Delta

Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission takes us over the Ganges Delta – the world’s largest river delta. To source

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SEOSAT-Ingenio: fully loaded

Preparations are well on track for the upcoming launch of SEOSAT-Ingenio – the Spanish high-resolution land imaging mission – scheduled to launch from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana next month. To source

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ESA Masterclass: Paolo Ferri on working under pressure

Video: 00:17:08 Understanding the laws of the universe is fundamental to flying missions in space. But one spacecraft under Paolo Ferri’s care seemed to be particularly susceptible to Murphy’s law – ‘Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. In 1992, ESA’s first-ever reusable satellite, Eureca, was delivered into orbit (and later retrieved) by a […]

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International Charter for disasters 20 years on

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters. Founded by ESA, France’s CNES French Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, the Charter has been activated 680 times (as of 19 October 2020) to help to respond to disasters in 126 countries, including the earthquake and tsunami in the […]

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Space for climate

Video: 00:01:16 The scientific evidence of global climate change is irrefutable. The consequences of a warming climate are far-reaching – affecting fresh water resources, global food production, sea level and triggering an increase in extreme-weather events. In order to tackle climate change, scientists and governments need reliable data in order to understand how our planet […]

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ESA Masterclass: Paolo Ferri on leadership, coaching, learning

Video: 00:14:01 As space missions have become more complex, the teamwork needed on the ground has also become more sophisticated and challenging. Through almost four decades at the forefront of Europe’s voyages in space, Paolo Ferri went from Operations Engineer on the Eureca mission to Operations Manager of the four-spacecraft Cluster mission and then the […]

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