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Saving the planet from space: how satellite observation can help tackle climate change

A defining moment in space exploration is the first image of Earthrise – watching the Earth come over the horizon – taken by an astronaut on Apollo 8 as it ventured on its historic trip to circle the moon.

Climate science from space

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With its Copernicus constellation of satellites, the European Union is considered a world leader when it comes to earth observation technology. The challenge now is to develop services at an affordable cost for potential commercial users like farmers or public services such as natural disaster response teams.
Climate change 12-04-2021

Space experts: Cheaper ‘real-time data’ needed for earth monitoring services

Satellites can help track things like extreme weather, forest stocks and methane emissions, but more and cheaper "near real-time data" is needed for next generation applications to emerge, say Miguel Bello and Ricardo Conde.