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Discover the latest news on the European Space Agency's Earth Observation activities. Learn all about new data availability and how ESA's missions are performing.

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  • News - Maintenance News

    17 Nov 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance – 22 - 24 November 2021

    A planned software maintenance activity will affect ESA's data dissemination services from Monday 22 November to Wednesday 24 November 2021.

  • News - General News, Operational News

    10 Nov 2021

    News - General News, Operational News

    ESA Third Party Missions collections maintenance 15 November 2021

    A planned software maintenance will affect ESA's Third Party Missions data dissemination service next Monday 15 November 2021 from 07:30 to 08:30 UTC

  • News - Success Stories

    Long-live PROBA-V 10 Nov 2021

    News - Success Stories

    Long-live PROBA-V

    After eight years in space, the PROBA-V satellite ended its vegetation mission last 31 October, having gone well beyond expectations for global vegetation monitoring.

  • News - General News

    Third Party Missions infographic 8 Nov 2021

    News - General News

    Third Party Missions infographic

    ESA’s Third Party Missions programme consists of almost 50 satellite missions, which are owned by organisations around the world. ESA has agreements with these organisations to acquire, process, and distribute data from their missions

  • News - General News

    PROBA-V, ready to close its green eyes 26 Oct 2021

    News - General News

    PROBA-V, ready to close its green eyes

    While the operational lifetime of the global PROBA-V mission already ended on 30 June 2020 after more than 7 years in orbit, its vegetation instrument remained capturing the European and African land mass in experimental mode ever since.

  • News - Success Stories

    ERS' Contribution to Altimetry 11 Oct 2021

    News - Success Stories

    ERS' Contribution to Altimetry

    Satellite radar altimetry missions have transformed the way we see Earth and its oceans. Using the ranging capability of radars, they measure the surface topography profile along a satellite’s track.

  • News - General News

    ESA Third Party Missions timeline 23 Sept 2021

    News - General News

    ESA Third Party Missions timeline

    We've released a new timeline to illustrate the history of the ESA Third Party Missions.

  • News - Maintenance News

    13 Aug 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination - Maintenance on 17 August 2021

    Due to a scheduled software patching campaign on 17 August, a series of data dissemination services will experience a short downtime.

  • News - Maintenance News

    23 July 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    MERCI (A)ATSR web interface - Maintenance 28 July 2021

    A planned software maintenance activity will affect ESA's MERCI web interface, providing access to ERS and Envisat (A)ATSR data collections, on 28 July.

  • News - Data Release news

    New reprocessing of datasets celebrates 30 years of ERS 22 July 2021

    News - Data Release news

    New reprocessing of datasets celebrates 30 years of ERS

    The ERS programme celebrated its 30th anniversary on 17 July. Today, we are still exploiting ERS data and experts continue to work on improving the altimeter, radiometer and SAR data the programme acquired.

  • News - Maintenance News

    20 July 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance 22 July 2021

    A planned software maintenance will affect ESA's data dissemination services on 22 July 2021.

  • News - Success Stories

    ERS Heritage Data allow for 30 years of science 19 July 2021

    News - Success Stories

    ERS Heritage Data allow for 30 years of science

    At their time of launch thirty years ago, the two ERS satellites were the most sophisticated Earth observation spacecraft ever developed and launched by Europe.

  • News - General News

    New ERS infographic 16 July 2021

    News - General News

    New ERS infographic

    To mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of ERS, we've released a new infographic summarising the mission.

  • News - Maintenance News

    12 July 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance 13 July 2021

    A planned software maintenance activity will affect ESA’s ERS/Envisat (A)SAR and ALOS PALSAR data dissemination services on 13 July 2021

  • News - General News

    Full version of QRAS Portal released 21 June 2021

    News - General News

    Full version of QRAS Portal released

    The new, full version, of the Quality Reports Advanced Search (QRAS) Portal launched today, adding new features to support users looking for Quality Control Reports on ESA and Third Party Missions.

  • News - General News

    Quality Reports Advanced Search Portal takes off 29 Apr 2021

    News - General News

    Quality Reports Advanced Search Portal takes off

    The Quality Reports Advanced Search (QRAS) Portal is a system that provides a set of functionalities for searching, filtering, visualising and downloading of Earth Observation reports data, from multiple missions.

  • News - General News

    Increased ERS SAR data availability 27 Apr 2021

    News - General News

    Increased ERS SAR data availability

    A large amount of additional ERS-1/2 SAR data is now available to users via the dedicated ESA (A)SAR dissemination service.

  • News - Maintenance News

    9 Apr 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA OTF dissemination - Maintenance on 13 April 2021

    A software maintenance activity affecting ESA's ERS and Envisat (A)SAR data dissemination service has been scheduled on Tuesday 13 April 2021.

  • News - Success Stories

    1 km resolution aerosol optical thickness retrieved from PROBA-V 15 Mar 2021

    News - Success Stories

    1 km resolution aerosol optical thickness retrieved from PROBA-V

    The ESA SPAR@MEP project aims to deliver a long-term data record (LTDR) of aerosol optical properties and surface reflectance from SPOT-VGT and PROBA-V observations.

  • News - Success Stories

    A stroll through Heritage Missions 4 Mar 2021

    News - Success Stories

    A stroll through Heritage Missions

    At ESA's Earth Observation centre—ESRIN—in Frascati, Italy, there is a place where one can walk back in time, to better understand the history and importance of Heritage Missions and their data.