SES Government Solutions Provides High-throughput Loopback Services to U.S. Department of Defense

SES GS’ O3b MEO solution delivers mission-critical communications to the edge SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, in close partnership with a key U.S. Government customer, designed, developed and is fielding an O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) loopback capability to provide greatly improved mission-critical communications for Department of Defense operations in Read More

European Public Broadcasters Sign Multi-Year Capacity Contracts on SES’s Prime TV Neighbourhoods

Multi-year agreements reinforce SES’s position as the leading provider in delivering content SES announced today that it has signed multi-year capacity agreements totaling over EUR 66 million in backlog with multiple public broadcasters in Europe throughout 2020, enabling millions of satellite TV households across Europe to continue watching SD and HD content delivered with world-class Read More

Satellite radar interferometry effective for mapping crops

Traditionally, optical, or ‘camera-like’, satellite images are used to map different crops from space, but a recent study shows that Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar data along with interferometric processing can make crop-type mapping even better. This, in turn, will help improve crop-yield forecasts, production statistics, drought and storm damage assessments, and more. The Sentinel-1 mission comprises Read More

Etna erupts

Italy’s Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, has erupted twice in less than 48 hours, spewing a fountain of lava and ash into the sky. This image, captured yesterday 18 February 2021 at 09:40 GMT by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, has been processed using the mission’s shortwave-infrared band to show the lava Read More

SES Government Solutions to Provide New Portable Maritime Solution

Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite communications will support U.S. servicemen overseas SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, today announced the award of a new portable maritime solution task order against the single-award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) low-latency High Throughput Read More

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Safely Lands on Mars

The largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world touched down on Mars Thursday, after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles (472 million kilometers). Confirmation of the successful touchdown was announced in mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California at 3:55 p.m. EST (12:55 p.m. PST). Packed with groundbreaking Read More

Landing NASA Perseverance rover – An interactive map to explore Jezero crater and live coverage

Explore the landing site of NASA’s Perseverance rover and travel to scenic panoramas with this new interactive tool based on ESA Mars Express and NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter data. View on your mobile phone, and the rotation of the scene will follow the movements of your device! NASA’s Mars 2020 mission with Perseverance rover onboard Read More

AVY – Flying fire watch

Dutch drone company Avy – an alumnus of ESA’s Business Incubation Centre Noordwijk, next to the Agency’s ESTEC technical centre in the Netherlands – looked into using its long-range Aera drone to raise the alarm on summer wildfires on a real-time basis. https://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESTEC Last year more than 750 football fields worth of forests and dunes Read More

Watch live NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover landing on 18 February 2021

Watch the Feb. 18 Landing BroadcastShow starts at 11:15 a.m. PST / 2:15 p.m. EST / 19:15 UTC https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/timeline/landing/watch-online/ Landing is just around the corner and there’s lots of programming you can tune in for. Use the table below to see all of the upcoming shows. On landing day, the broadcast will be available here Read More