Spaceflight company SpaceX launched the first commercial mission of its Falcon Heavy rocket last week with success, and it landed all three of the flight’s reusable boosters, including a landing at sea for the centre booster. Yet, the centre core booster couldn’t be secured because of bad weather conditions and SpaceX confirmed that it toppled over during its transmit back to port.
Hundreds of radar images taken by satellites, via the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission from 2016 to 2018 have been compressed into a single image, depicting maritime traffic in the English Channel. Two Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites carry radar instruments, which can see through clouds and rain, and in the dark, to image Earth’s surface.
Copernicus Maritime Surveillance Service, previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), is the European Programme using sophisticated satellites for earth observation. Managed by EMSA, the service can be used to address a wide range of areas, such as piracy, marine environment, defence, and customs.
Copernicus Maritime Surveillance Service, previously known as GMES, is the European Programme using sophisticated satellites for earth observation. Managed by EMSA, the service can be used to address a wide range of areas, such as piracy, marine environment, defence, and customs.
EMSA is once again at the forefront developing new technologies and satellites: to keep us safe at sea and to monitor the environment.
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