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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 - Operational News

    18 Jan 2021

    News - Operational News

    CryoSat FDM production to end

    Starting on 1 February 2021, CryoSat-2 Fast Delivery Marine (FDM) data production will be disabled.

  • News - Operational News

    Aeolus maintenance on 13 January 2021 12 Jan 2021

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus maintenance on 13 January 2021

    Aeolus - maintenance on 13 January 2021 Due to a scheduled maintenance.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Using Satellite Data to Predict Floods and Droughts 22 Dec 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Using Satellite Data to Predict Floods and Droughts

    Scientists are turning to remote sensing to fill the in-situ data gap in hydrological data models in some parts of the world.

  • News - General News

    New Campaign datasets available 15 Dec 2020

    News - General News

    New Campaign datasets available

    A new set of datasets is available, acquired during airborne campaigns conducted between 2014 and 2019

  • News - Operational News

    3 Dec 2020

    News - Operational News

    CryoSat Science Server parallel FTP sessions reminder

    CryoSat Science Server users are reminded that, by policy, they cannot have more than 10 parallel FTP sessions opened at one time for download.

  • News - Operational News

    A Closer Look at CRYO2ICE Manoeuvres 16 Nov 2020

    News - Operational News

    A Closer Look at CRYO2ICE Manoeuvres

    Between 16 and 31 July 2020, ESA raised the orbit of Earth Explorer CryoSat-2 to periodically align with NASA’s ICESat-2 in a campaign dubbed CRYO2ICE.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    CryoSat-2 Data Used to Measure Ionospheric Currents 30 Oct 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    CryoSat-2 Data Used to Measure Ionospheric Currents

    A new study has shown that navigation magnetometer data from the CryoSat-2 and Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) satellites can be used to diagnose weak low-/mid-latitude ionospheric currents.

  • News - General News

    New CryoSat infographic 27 Oct 2020

    News - General News

    New CryoSat infographic

    CryoSat - ESA's ice mission - recently celebrated ten years in space, during which it has provided invaluable data for research. To mark the anniversary we put together an infographic about the mission and its many achievements.

  • News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    Systematic swath elevation and monthly DEMs over the Antarctica Ice Sheet margin from CryoSat 2 20 Oct 2020

    News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    Systematic swath elevation and monthly DEMs over the Antarctica Ice Sheet margin from CryoSat 2

    Land-ice is declining globally, raising sea levels worldwide and impacting glacial risks and access to fresh-water in high-mountain glaciers regions.

  • News - Operational News

    15 Oct 2020

    News - Operational News

    CryoSat Daily Quality Control delays

    CryoSat Quality Control (QC) is currently experiencing delays due to a temporary anomaly.

  • News - Operational News

    A Guide to Aeolus Range Bin Settings 7 Sept 2020

    News - Operational News

    A Guide to Aeolus Range Bin Settings

    After almost two years in space, Aeolus' near-real time observations have been assimilated into the Numerical Weather Prediction models of several European meteorological services, and have proven crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to a sharp decrease in meteorological observations.

  • News - Operational News

    CRYO2ICE Orbit Raising Campaign: Data Quality Status 12 Aug 2020

    News - Operational News

    CRYO2ICE Orbit Raising Campaign: Data Quality Status

    During the CRYO2ICE Orbit Raising Campaign, the CryoSat QC team monitored data production between the orbit manoeuvres and performed detailed checks of all Near Real Time (NRT) data generated.

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for Aeolus Cal/Val 5 Aug 2020

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for Aeolus Cal/Val

    An Announcement of Opportunity call is open for the Aeolus mission. Scientists, new groups and individuals are invited to participate in Aeolus Cal/Val throughout the mission lifetime.

  • News - Operational News

    29 July 2020

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus and ALOS dissemination system maintenance on 31 July 2020

    The Aeolus and ALOS dissemination systems will undergo maintenance on the morning of 31 July.

  • News - Operational News

    21 July 2020

    News - Operational News

    ESA OTF dissemination - Maintenance on 23 July 2020

    A software maintenance activity affecting the On-The-Fly (OTF) ESA data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on 23 July 2020.

  • News - Operational News

    SIRAL measurements continue during CRYO2ICE 16 July 2020

    News - Operational News

    SIRAL measurements continue during CRYO2ICE

    On 16 July, ESA is kicking off its CRYO2ICE campaign that aims to raise CryoSat-2's orbit by approximately 900 metres, bringing it in sync with NASA's ICESat-2.

  • News - General News

    CRYO2ICE is now on Earth Online 10 July 2020

    News - General News

    CRYO2ICE is now on Earth Online

    On 16 July, ESA is kicking off the CRYO2ICE campaign that will raise the orbit of its CryoSat-2 satellite to periodically align with NASA’s ICESat-2.

  • News - Operational News

    9 July 2020

    News - Operational News

    Complete CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed dataset now available

    We're pleased to inform the CryoSat scientific community that the full reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data are now available on the Science Server for download

  • News - Operational News

    7 July 2020

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus tests new mirror thermal control setting

    This week, a new setting for the Aeolus thermal control of the primary mirror will be tested to investigate further potential improvements at satellite level.

  • News - General News

    30 June 2020

    News - General News

    2018 CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data now available

    Reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data for all of 2018 is now available.