Trio of satellites launched to study Earth's magnetic field

Trio of satellites launched to study Earth's magnetic field

PARIS, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A trio of satellites to study Earth's magnetic field was launched into a polar orbit atop a Russian rocket , the European Space Agency reported.

Satellite maps arctic sea ice levels

LONDON, April 24 (UPI) -- Data from a European satellite have yielded a seasonal variation map of Arctic sea-ice thickness, vital to climate change research, researchers say.

Contact lost with European satellite

PARIS, April 12 (UPI) -- A European environmental monitoring satellite has gone silent, with mission controllers saying they're attempting to re-establish contact with it.

Britain to build satellite for Europe

LONDON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Britain says it will build a satellite for Europe to monitor a range of chemicals from protective gases like ozone to damaging pollutants like sulphur dioxide.

GOCE achieves a satellite first

PARIS, May 26 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency says its GOCE spacecraft has achieved a first in the history of satellite technology -- remaining completely free from drag.

ESA signs $414M satellite contract

BERLIN, May 27 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency and Astrium GmbH have signed a $414 million contract to produce the EarthCARE satellite, the ESA's sixth Earth Explorer mission.

ESA signs first Sentinel-3 contract

PARIS, April 16 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency says it has signed a $483 million contract with Thales Alenia Space for the ESA's first Sentinel-3 Earth observation satellite.

Scientists meet for ESA Swiss symposium

MONTREUX, Switzerland, April 23 (UPI) -- More than 900 scientists traveled to Montreux, Switzerland, this week to discuss the state of the Earth.

ESA provides free satellite images

PARIS, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency has opened a Web site that gives access to images acquired by the world's largest Earth observation satellite -- Envisat.
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