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Sentinel-1A

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Sentinel-1A Spots Potential Oil Slick from Missing EgyptAir Plane

The Sentinel-1A radar satellite has detected a potential oil slick in the eastern Mediterranean Sea – in the same area where EgyptAir flight MS804 disappeared early yesterday morning on its way from Paris to Cairo. The image was acquired by Sentinel-1A yesterday at 16:00 GMT (18:00 CEST). ESA has given information related to the image

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Sentinel-1A Monitors Aquaculture in the Mediterranean

Images from the Sentinel-1A satellite are being used to monitor aquaculture in the Mediterranean, in another example of the mission’s contribution to food security, as fisheries become the main source of seafood. The satellite counted nearly 4500 fish cages over six months, mainly of mussel racks or finfish, along the western Mediterranean’s coastline. The number

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Images at Lightspeed

The precursor laser technology to the EDRS SpaceDataHighway relayed a radar scan of the Brazilian coast to the DLR German Aerospace Center mere seconds after it was collected. It was then processed in a record-breaking 13 minutes, showing the surrounding ships just five minutes later. The information was gathered by Sentinel-1A over the South Atlantic