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Crucial, policy-influencing facts about climate change are coming in from the new generation of weather satellites. Here's what satellite radar and optics are seeing. Read on.
All you have to know about #SpaceTalks initiatives launched by ESA
Thales Alenia Space, the joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), a major player in the satellite, space exploration and orbital infrastructure market, and ONERA (Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales), the French national aerospace research center, have signed an agreement to cooperate on space activities.
Rome, Cannes November 7, 2018 – The third polar-orbit meteorological satellite, Metop-C, was successfully launched today by a Soyuz rocket from the European Space Port in French Guyana. Metop-C joins the other satellites in this family, Metop-A, launched in October 2006 and Metop-B launched in September 2012.
Microbiological contamination can be attenuated and controlled but never eliminated. Tests on ground and in space have shown that humid areas and wet systems are the most prone to biocontamination.
Thales Alenia Space is proud to show the first designed and built Spacebus Neo Xenon Propulsion System (XPS) module that will be integrated into Eutelsat’s KONNECT satellite based on the Spacebus NEO platform. The Spacebus NEO product line is supported jointly by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) ARTES programme of Advanced Research in Telecommunication Systems, and France's space agency (CNES).
Today, we can see all the layers in the atmosphere. We can analyse them for temperature, pressure, and gas concentrations. We can detect changes that are the origin of storms, and we can provide advance warning of the kind extreme weather that climate change appears to be generating more frequently. Here's how we do it.
In the near future a warning system operating via the Galileo satellite positioning system will be able to give you real-time alerts. That, in a nutshell, is the purpose of a new European project dubbed GRALLE [Galileo-based Reliable Automatic Low-Latency Emergency Warning Service]. The
The BepiColombo MPO’s payload comprises eleven instruments, including ISA (Italian Spring Accelerometer). We asked Maurizio Balasini (Science Equipment Program Manager at Thales Alenia Space) to explain this project.