Copernicus Programme Current Affairs, GK & News

Copernicus Programme

The European Copernicus programme, previously known as Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES), is an EU-wide programme that aims to support policymakers, business, and citizens with improved environmental information. Copernicus is the world’s largest single earth observation programme and is directed by the European Commission in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA). It aims at achieving a global, continuous, ..

European Space Agency launches wind- sensing satellite “Aeolus” into orbit from French Guyana to track global winds

The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched a wind- sensing satellite “Aeolus” into orbit from French Guyana to track global winds. The satellite will be placed at an altitude of 320 Km above the Earth. The launch is part of the Copernicus project, a joint effort by the European Union and the European Space Agency ..


India’s decision to join Europe’s satellite data sharing pool

India has joined Europe’s mega global arrangement of sharing data from Earth observation satellites, called Copernicus. Data from a band of Indian remote sensing satellites will be available to the European Copernicus programme while designated Indian institutional users will in return get to access free data from Europe’s six Sentinel satellites and those of other ..


India and European Union (EU) sign pacton sharing earth observation data

India and the European Union (EU) have signed an agreement that will enable them to share earth observation data from each other’s satellites. The pact was inked in Bengaluru by Philippe Brunet, Director for Space Policy, Copernicus and Defence, on behalf of the European Commission, and by Scientific Secretary, PG Diwakar. The Copernicus programme provides ..


India, EU ink cooperation agreement to share earth observation data from each other's satellite

India’s Department of Space (DoS) and European Union (EU) have signed cooperation agreement related to sharing of earth observation satellite data. The agreement aims to strengthen and stimulate cooperation on earth observation and mutual access to data from EU’s Sentinel series of satellites and from Indian earth observation satellites. The data sharing will provide mutual ..