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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

    ESA data dissemination maintenance – 20 June 2022 14 June 2022

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance – 20 June 2022

    A planned software maintenance activity will affect some of ESA's data dissemination services on 20 June 2022.

  • 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 - Data Release news

    New Swarm-TIRO dataset released 9 June 2022

    News - Data Release news

    New Swarm-TIRO dataset released

    We inform the Swarm user community that a new dataset, generated in the frame of Swarm-TIRO (Topside Ionosphere Radio Observations from multiple LEO-missions) project has now been made available.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    VHR Data Quality in the limelight 8 June 2022

    News - Events and Proceedings

    VHR Data Quality in the limelight

    In recent years, the satellite landscape has steadily expanded with a variety of very high resolution (VHR) commercial satellites, also emerging from new space providers. A result of this growth is an increased need to address data quality assurance.

  • News - Operational News

    Update on Swarm Field-Aligned Current Dual (FAC_AC) data issue 6 June 2022

    News - Operational News

    Update on Swarm Field-Aligned Current Dual (FAC_AC) data issue

    As a follow-up of the news published on 23 November 2021 and on 16 December 2021, we want to update Swarm users about the issue affecting Field-Aligned Current Dual (FAC_TMS_2F) data.

  • News - Operational News

    Swarm Charlie L1B data regenerated from 22 and 23 May 2022 31 May 2022

    News - Operational News

    Swarm Charlie L1B data regenerated from 22 and 23 May 2022

    Due to an issue detected in the Swarm L1B data processing chain, the Swarm Charlie L1B products for 22 and 23 May 2022 were generated without nominal coverage.

  • 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 - Data Release news

    GRACE-FO magnetometer data now available to support Swarm Sciences 25 May 2022

    News - Data Release news

    GRACE-FO magnetometer data now available to support Swarm Sciences

    We are pleased to announce the new release of magnetic field data recorded by Fluxgate magnetometers operating on-board the two Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) satellites.

  • News - Data Release news

    GRACE magnetometer data now available to support Swarm Sciences 24 May 2022

    News - Data Release news

    GRACE magnetometer data now available to support Swarm Sciences

    We are pleased to announce the new release of magnetic field data recorded by Fluxgate magnetometers operating on-board the two GRACE satellites.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Swarm unveils magnetic waves deep down 23 May 2022

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Swarm unveils magnetic waves deep down

    Using information from ESA’s Swarm satellite mission, scientists have discovered a completely new type of magnetic wave that sweeps across the outermost part of Earth’s outer core every seven years.

  • News - Data Release news

    PlanetScope and Skysat data available through ESA’s Third Party Missions Programme 20 May 2022

    News - Data Release news

    PlanetScope and Skysat data available through ESA’s Third Party Missions Programme

    Through ESA’s Third Party Missions Programme, researchers, scientists and companies from around the world can apply to access Planet’s high-frequency, high-resolution satellite data for non-commercial use.

  • News - General News

    New Release of VirES for Swarm 3.9.0 20 May 2022

    News - General News

    New Release of VirES for Swarm 3.9.0

    Version 3.9.0 of VirES for SWARM has been released

  • News - Success Stories

    How ESA uses space data to explore deep Earth 18 May 2022

    News - Success Stories

    How ESA uses space data to explore deep Earth

    As anthropogenic activities continue to unbalance our environment, scientists strive to fully understand the intricate interactions within Earth’s system.

  • News - Data Release news

    13 May 2022

    News - Data Release news

    Updated CryoSat magnetometer data now available with new baseline 0201

    An improved version of the CryoSat magnetic field data is now available on the Swarm Dissemination Server with new baseline 0201.

  • News - Operational News

    Swarm Field-Aligned Current Dual (FAC_AC) data unavailable from 4 May 2022 12 May 2022

    News - Operational News

    Swarm Field-Aligned Current Dual (FAC_AC) data unavailable from 4 May 2022

    Due to the recent orbit raise manoeuvres which changed the orbital configuration of Swarm Alpha and Charlie, no Field-Aligned Current Dual (FAC_TMS_2F) data are being produced since 4 May 2022.

  • News - Success Stories

    Predicting crop yield using Planet data 5 May 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Predicting crop yield using Planet data

    The world’s population continues to grow, while the climate crisis is raising Earth’s temperatures and increasing the likelihood of extreme weather events – all of which affect food security.

  • News - Operational News

    Swarm Alpha and Charlie orbit raise campaign starting on 3 May 2022 - Potential impact on data quality 29 Apr 2022

    News - Operational News

    Swarm Alpha and Charlie orbit raise campaign starting on 3 May 2022 - Potential impact on data quality

    After more than eight years of operations, the Swarm constellation is continuing to provide multi-point measurements of the Earth’s magnetic field and ionospheric parameters with unprecedented accuracy.

  • News - Operational News

    Changes introduced in the Swarm Dissemination FTP layout 20 Apr 2022

    News - Operational News

    Changes introduced in the Swarm Dissemination FTP layout

    As previously announced, some changes have been introduced in the Swarm Dissemination FTP/HTTPS structure on 20 April 2022.

  • News - General News

    PlanetScope and SkySat infographic 20 Apr 2022

    News - General News

    PlanetScope and SkySat infographic

    Find out more about the PlanetScope and SkySat missions in our new infographic.

  • News - Data Release news

    14 Apr 2022

    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.