Articles tagged "envisat"

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Space for ESA: Our Colourful Planet

Images in HD quality taken by the optical and radar instruments on board ESA's Envisat Satellite orbiting 800 km above the Earth are set to relaxing music. Originally produced for Lufthansa inflight entertainment (released December 2010).Credit:

February 24, 2013

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Santorini volcanic island have risen 14 cm since January 2011

Scientists have discovered that the Greek Santorini island group has been inflating, slowly rising and moving outward, around a point just north of the Kameni islands. Despite being dormant for over half a century, satellites have detected slight

September 11, 2012

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The end of the Envisat mission declared

The European Space Agency (ESA) on Wednesday declared the official end of Envisat, the Earth-monitoring satellite that went silent last month after operating for twice its predicted lifespan. A team of engineers has spent the last month attempting to regain control of

May 10, 2012

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Envisat view of Earth pt.1 (Video)

Recently lost ENVISAT still shows no signs of "life". While satellite observing community wait for some news lets take a look at breathtaking imagery of land and oceans by Envisat's optical and radar instruments. The satellite is orbiting 497 miles above the

April 26, 2012

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Lost Envisat spotted by another satellite

Finally, some news about ENVISAT, a massive European satellite that has mysteriously stopped communicating with Earth. On April 8th, it unexpectedly stopped sending data to Earth. Now it has been spotted by another satellite in orbit.On 15 April, the French space

April 22, 2012

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Earth lost contact with Envisat - the largest civilian Earth-observation satellite ever to fly in space

The European Space Agency is struggling to restore contact with its Envisat, the largest civilian Earth-observation satellite ever to fly in space. The first sign that there was a problem came on April 8th when contact with the satellite was unexpectedly lost,

April 16, 2012

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Arctic shipping routes open

Satellite measurements show we are heading for another year of below-average ice cover in the Arctic. As sea ice melts during the summer months, two major shipping routes have opened in the Arctic Ocean.In 2008 satellites saw that the Northwest Passage and the Northern

September 02, 2011

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Envisat view of Earth pt.1 (Video)

Recently lost ENVISAT still shows no signs of "life". While satellite observing community wait for some news lets take a look at breathtaking imagery of land and oceans by Envisat's optical and radar instruments. The satellite is orbiting 497 miles above the

April 24, 2011

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Earth movements from Japan earthquake confirmed via satellites

Satellite images have been essential for helping relief efforts in Japan following the massive quake that struck on 11 March. Now scientists are using ESA’s space radars to improve our understanding of tectonic events.Scientists are calling on data from the

March 31, 2011