Stars align for epic space missions

Athena and Lisa, two major astronomy projects of the 2030s, should launch within a year of each other.

By Jonathan Amos | Nov. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: space-exploration earth-observation european-space-agency spain

Satellites to monitor whale strandings from space

Scientists are developing the techniques to spot mass stranding events from orbit.

By Jonathan Amos | Oct. 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: british-antarctic-survey whales space-exploration earth-observation chile

Project Oberon: UK eyes cluster of military radar satellites

Defence chiefs want a batch of small spacecraft able to see the Earth's surface in all weathers.

By Jonathan Amos | Sept. 11, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-science ministry-of-defence airbus-group space-exploration earth-observation

Greenland map captures changing Arctic in fine detail

The British Antarctic Survey produces an exquisite new printed sheet map of Greenland and the European Arctic.

By Jonathan Amos | June 13, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: greenland earth-science earth-observation arctic climate-change maps

UK satellite 'sets sail' for return to Earth

The TechDemoSat spacecraft deploys a large membrane to pull itself out of the sky.

By Jonathan Amos | May 31, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-science space-debris space-exploration earth-observation guildford

Antarctic instability 'is spreading'

Almost a quarter of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is now unstable, according to a new study.

By Jonathan Amos | May 16, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-science oceans earth-observation european-space-agency antarctic climate-change

Climate change: Long Antarctic satellite record is secured

Scientists ensure the constant monitoring of the White Continent will continue unbroken into the 2030s.

By Jonathan Amos | March 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: greenland earth-science space-exploration earth-observation european-space-agency antarctic climate-change

UK's Halley Antarctic base in third winter shutdown

Staff are pulled out once again amid ongoing uncertainty surrounding the stability of nearby ice.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-science earth-observation antarctic

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