Italy has many volcanoes - some still active. Now, satellite imagery can help pre-empt volcanic eruptions from outer space.
"Why build one when you can have two at twice the price?" So goes the famous line (and government potshot) in the sci-fi film "Contact." But sometimes, having two of something in space is far, far better than one.
Europe has launched a rocket from French Guyana to put a satellite into orbit designed to track global winds. The satellite is designed to enable improved weather forecasting and aid disaster relief operations.
Astronaut Matthias Maurer has gone through ESA cave training. He told DW how extraordinary he finds it that 12 boys and their coach, who didn't have any caving or diving experience, were rescued from a Thai cave.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched the newest addition to its multi-billion-euro Copernicus program. The monitoring network aims to track pollution, deforestation, weather, and other changes on Earth's surface.
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