Understanding and Protecting Our Planet

Ariane 4

On July 17, 1991, Ariane 4 launched not just a satellite but a whole new perspective on how we can understand and protect our planet. At the time of its launch on Ariane Flight 44, ERS-1, the first European Remote Sensing satellite, was the most sophisticated Earth observation spacecraft developed and deployed in Europe. It…

ESA-EDA Cooperation

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Defence Agency (EDA) are embarking on new cooperative projects for exploring unknown and potentially hazardous environments: harnessing drones for the monitoring of disaster-stricken regions or toxic spill sites and making use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to navigate across the surface of asteroids or other terra incognita. These…