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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 - Data Release news

    New Release of the Swarm Langmuir Probe Ion Drift, Density and Effective Mass Dataset 18 Nov 2022

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    New Release of the Swarm Langmuir Probe Ion Drift, Density and Effective Mass Dataset

    An updated version of the Swarm Langmuir Probe Ion Drift, Density and Effective Mass (SLIDEM Version 0103) dataset has been released.

  • News - Success Stories

    How satellite data help to shape society 29 Sept 2022

    News - Success Stories

    How satellite data help to shape society

    Data from ESA’s Earth observation archives are improving understanding of the interactions between human activities and the environment, helping to power green economic development and boosting prosperity in Europe and beyond.

  • News - Data Release news

    New GRACE and GRACE-FO thermosphere datasets released 22 July 2022

    News - Data Release news

    New GRACE and GRACE-FO thermosphere datasets released

    The Swarm DISC project Thermosphere Observations from Low-Earth Orbiting Satellites (TOLEOS) reprocessed all GRACE and GRACE-FO data to obtain new thermosphere density and crosswind datasets.

  • News - Success Stories

    Transforming space data into climate action 30 June 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Transforming space data into climate action

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are playing a key role in the revitalised global drive to combat climate change.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    Highlights from Living Planet Symposium 13 June 2022

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Highlights from Living Planet Symposium

    As remote sensing scientists and data-users from around the world converged at the Living Planet Symposium (LPS) in Bonn recently, a common thread was evident in many scientific sessions and meetings – the right environmental data can accelerate our understanding of the rapid changes in Earth’s system.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    Data preservation takes centre stage at Living Planet Symposium 26 May 2022

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Data preservation takes centre stage at Living Planet Symposium

    Against the backdrop of the famed Rhine River, world-class scientists and Earth observation data-users are gathered this week in the historical city of Bonn, at the Living Planet Symposium (LPS).

  • News - General News

    Interviewing Mirko Albani 12 Apr 2022

    News - General News

    Interviewing Mirko Albani

    ESA’s Heritage Space Programme Manager describes the goals of the programme, some of the challenges involved in preserving and improving 40 years of historical Earth observation data, and his passion for curating this long-term archive.

  • News - General News

    Introducing Mirko Albani 4 Mar 2022

    News - General News

    Introducing Mirko Albani

    In this short introduction, ESA's Heritage Missions Programme Manager describes what he likes most about ESA's long term archive of satellite mission data and his role in the programme.

  • News - Data Release news

    New Landsat-8 Collection-2 Level 1 and Level 2 data now available 3 Feb 2022

    News - Data Release news

    New Landsat-8 Collection-2 Level 1 and Level 2 data now available

    Within ESA’s Landsat offering, access to the European coverage of Landsat-8 Collection-2 Level 1 and Level 2 data is now available.

  • News - General News

    Meet ESA's Swarm Mission Manager 20 Jan 2022

    News - General News

    Meet ESA's Swarm Mission Manager

    Anja Strømme, ESA's Swarm Mission Manager, describes in detail the wonders of the Swarm mission.

  • News - Data Release news

    New Landsat-8 Collection-2 Level 1 and Level 2 data available from January 17 Dec 2021

    News - Data Release news

    New Landsat-8 Collection-2 Level 1 and Level 2 data available from January

    From the beginning of 2022, ESA will start the distribution of the European coverage of Landsat-8 Collection-2 Level 1 and Level 2 products.

  • News - Success Stories

    Swarm’s orbital dance: counter-rotating and closer, for the benefit of science 16 Dec 2021

    News - Success Stories

    Swarm’s orbital dance: counter-rotating and closer, for the benefit of science

    Since variations in Earth’s magnetic field directly reflect the flow of fluid in the outermost core, new information from Swarm will further our understanding of the physics and dynamics of Earth's stormy heart—and the satellites are recently flying in a counter-rotating phase and closer in their separation, to enable scientists to discover new elements.

  • News - Operational News

    Swarm EFI LP partial data gap between 7 and 11 December 2021 16 Dec 2021

    News - Operational News

    Swarm EFI LP partial data gap between 7 and 11 December 2021

    Some EFI-TII Gain Map Calibration was executed on the three Swarm spacecraft between 7 and 11 December 2021

  • News - Operational News

    Update on Swarm Field-Aligned Current Dual (FAC_AC) data missing from 7 November 2021 16 Dec 2021

    News - Operational News

    Update on Swarm Field-Aligned Current Dual (FAC_AC) data missing from 7 November 2021

    As a follow-up of the news published on 23 November 2021, we want to update Swarm users about the missing Field-Aligned Current Dual (FAC_TMS_2F) data since 7 November 2021. 

  • News - Data Release news

    Additional EFI TII Cross Track Flow dataset 0302 available for Swarm satellites 18 Nov 2021

    News - Data Release news

    Additional EFI TII Cross Track Flow dataset 0302 available for Swarm satellites

    Additional TII cross-track flow data are now available on the Swarm dissemination server for all the Swarm satellites.

  • 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 - 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 - 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 - General News

    New Swarm infographic 7 June 2021

    News - General News

    New Swarm infographic

    Learn more about ESA's Swarm mission, an Earth Explorer dedicated to studying Earth's magnetic field, in our latest infographic.