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Meet the Experts: Satellite Navigation

Video: 00:06:21 Satellite navigation is a big part of our daily lives. How do our phones and cars know where to go? Nicola de Quattro, head of engineering and innovation at Vitrociset Belgium, explains how sat nav works along with its present and future applications in this episode of Meet The Experts. Find more episodes in […]

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The many colourful curves and folds of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia are featured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.

Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Image: The many colourful curves and folds of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia are featured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. To source

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Earth from Space: Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Earth from Space: Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Video: 00:03:00 This edition of the Earth from Space programme features a false-colour image captured by Copernicus Sentinel-2  over the many colourful curves and folds of the Flinders Ranges – the largest mountain range in South Australia. See also Flinders Ranges, South Australia to download the image. To source

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Latvia becomes ESA Associate Member State

Latvia signed an Association Agreement with ESA on 30 June 2020. This Association Agreement between ESA and the Government of the Republic of Latvia, builds on the successful results achieved under the previous frameworks of cooperation and enters into force for a duration of seven years. Comprising 18 Articles and two Annexes, it orchestrates the […]

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Flight over the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover landing site

Flight over the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover landing site

Video: 00:01:47 This video shows Jezero crater, the landing site of the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance rover on the Red Planet, based on images from ESA’s Mars Express mission. The planned landing area is marked with an orange ellipse. Scheduled for launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida on 30 July 2020 on board an Atlas V […]

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Methane plume from oil & gas infrastructure in the Caspian Sea region

New Space satellite pinpoints industrial methane emissions

Methane may not be as abundant in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, but with a global warming potential many times greater than carbon dioxide, monitoring and controlling industrial emissions of this potent gas is imperative to helping combat climate change. GHGSat is a New Space initiative that draws on Copernicus Sentinel-5P data for mapping methane […]

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Astronauts in training

Image: ESA astronauts Matthias Maurer and Thomas Pesquet train for their upcoming missions to the International Space Station at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA. A refresher for Thomas and a first for Matthias, the pair are pictured here during emergency vehicle familiarisation training in the International Space Station mockup. Due to the current […]

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

Explore how space supports daily life around the world

Did you know that ESA works with businesses, non-profit organisations and policy-makers to improve life on Earth? We have launched a new interactive tool that you can use to explore many of the projects ESA is involved in to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs ) set out by the United Nations for a better […]

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Thomas Pesquet – Alpha Mission

Video: 00:03:12 ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet has been assigned to the second operational flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, launching to the International Space Station in 2021. Thomas’ second mission to the International Space Station will be called Alpha. This is after Alpha Centauri, the closest stellar system to Earth, following the French tradition to […]

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