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BIOMASS recommended as 7th Earth Explorer

The European Space Agency’s Earth Science Advisory Committee (ESAC) has recommended that BIOMASS be selected as the 7th Earth Explorer mission. The recommendation was conveyed in a letter from Prof. Volker Leibig, Director of Earth Observation Programmes to Lead Investigators … Continue reading

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ESA’s 7th Earth Explorer

Following a User Consultation Meeting, held in Graz in March, the decision on which candidate mission will be selected for the 7th Earth Explorer, approaches. ESA will make a decision in May according to ESA’s website. The three missions are: … Continue reading

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It’s Official: RIP Envisat

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced in an email on behalf of the Envisat Mission Manager that ESA had declared Envisat operations ended. The investigation into the failure of Envisat has apparently proposed one of two scenarios: that either the … Continue reading

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Contact lost with Envisat: the beginning of the end?

ESA have announced that contact has been lost with Envisat. Initial contact was lost over the ground station at Esrange, northern Sweden, on April 8th. ESA has established a review board and are working on the resolution of the problem. … Continue reading

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How not to plan for the future: the European Commission and Europe’s most ambitious EO program

On the 10th Nov. I wrote about a conflict brewing between ESA and the European Commission about the long term funding of the Sentinel missions. The Commission’s position has been outlined in a statement. It can be summarised as: individual … Continue reading

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European Commission Pressured To Add GMES Back to Long term Budget | SpaceNews.com

European Commission Pressured To Add GMES Back to Long term Budget | SpaceNews.com. Sweden, the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Finland act to secure the future of ¬†GMES.   Aviation Week also take up the story about the ESA/EC … Continue reading

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GMES Sentinel Satellites threatened by ESA-EU Spat

Worrying news from Space Daily. According to a report by Peter B. de Selding¬†ESA has threatened to cancel the GMES space segment, the Sentinel satellites. This is very worrying. It seems like ESA have started a game of chicken with … Continue reading

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