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The European Space Operations Centre, ESOC, in Darmstadt, Germany, has served as Europe’s gateway to space for half a century. In 2017, the centre is celebrating its 50th anniversary, highlighting a rich history of achievement in space.
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With the launch of Initial Services, Galileo will help search and rescue operators respond to distress signals faster and more effectively while also lowering their own exposure to risk.
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This timelapse video shows Sentinel-2B satellite, from final preparations to liftoff on a Vega launcher, flight VV09, from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, on 7 March 2017.
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Arianespace has successfully launched the Sentinel-2B satellite for the European Commission within the scope of a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA).
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2016 has been an eventful and promising year for ESA’s ExoMars mission. After successfully placing the Trace Gas Orbiter into Mars’ orbit on Oct. 19, the orbiter has sent back its first images, tested its instruments and performed in orbit calibration measurements and health checks.
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ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen narrates this video on the inspiring endeavours of human spaceflight and how it changes our daily lives.
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The first intermediate data release, containing, among other things, three-dimensional positions and two dimensional motions of a subset of two million stars, demonstrates that Gaia’s measurements are as precise as planned, paving the way to create the full map of one billion stars to be released towards the end of 2017.
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Wildlife habitats close to airports pose a serious risk to safety at takeoff and landing. A new service lets airports use Earth-observation satellites to identify and manage these areas.
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This Earth Imaging-themed GeoSpatial Stream broadcast discusses the recent streak of success at the European Space Agency, including its Sentinel and Galileo launches as well as a demonstration of the SpaceDataHighway; a NASA video about its North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES) mission; industry news from Merrick-Surdex Joint Venture, TerraGo, Earth-i, Teledyne Optech and Siteco Informatica; thoughts on asteroid mining and related benefits to Earth sensing; and more.
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Discover how the European Space Agency Sentinel-1 mission uses its radar to provide an all-weather, day-and-night supply of imagery of Earth’s surface to make our lives safer.