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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 - Success Stories

    A long way for a little satellite 22 Oct 2021

    News - Success Stories

    A long way for a little satellite

    The PROBA-1 satellite, a technology demonstrator later turned into an Earth observation mission – and just a cubic metre in volume – is reaching 20 years of continuity, making it a huge success.

  • News - Success Stories

    Earth Observation data to improve navigation risk modelling and shipping routes 8 Oct 2021

    News - Success Stories

    Earth Observation data to improve navigation risk modelling and shipping routes

    With the increased frequency of shipping activities, such as tourism and transport of freights, navigation safety has become a major concern. Even if new technologies have already supplied aids to pilots for navigation risk reduction, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) reports that the majority of accidents could have been avoided by providing suitable input to the navigation decision-making process — this is where Earth Observation data can represent complementary information, to improve traffic monitoring and guidance along safe routes.

  • News - Data Release news

    Release of new Envisat DORIS Precise Orbit data 29 Sept 2021

    News - Data Release news

    Release of new Envisat DORIS Precise Orbit data

    A new version of the Envisat Precise Orbit products has been generated by the Centre de Traitement Doris Poseidon (CTDP) using the Geophysical Data Records F standards (GDR-F). The new dataset (DOR_VOR_AX vF) is now available to users in Envisat format from the ESA dissemination service.

  • 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 - 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 - 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

    ESA's (A)SAR dissemination service enhanced with Envisat ASAR MR L1 data 17 June 2021

    News - General News

    ESA's (A)SAR dissemination service enhanced with Envisat ASAR MR L1 data

    With integration of four additional Envisat ASAR Level 1 collections, ESA is now providing access to the complete Envisat and ERS (A)SAR imagery data archive via the ESA (A)SAR Online Dissemination service.

  • News - General News

    Introducing the newest Third Party Mission: ICEYE 10 June 2021

    News - General News

    Introducing the newest Third Party Mission: ICEYE

    ESA's Earth Observation Programme Board has approved the integration of the ICEYE mission, as Third Party Mission (TPM) within the framework of the ESA Earthnet programme.

  • News - Maintenance News

    14 May 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance 17 May 2021

    A scheduled network maintenance activity will affect ESA’s SMOS, CryoSat, Swarm and ERS/Envisat (A)ATSR data dissemination services, next Monday 17 May 2021 from 07:00 to 13:00 UTC

  • News - Maintenance News

    12 May 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance 13 May 2021

    A scheduled network maintenance activity will affect ESA’s GOCE, ERS and Envisat (A)ATSR data dissemination services, as well as ESA’s PDGS-DataCube service, next Thursday 13 May 2021 from 07:00 to 14:00 UTC A downtime of one hour for each service within the above indicated time range is expected.

  • 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 - 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 - General News

    New Envisat MIPAS L2 dataset reprocessed with ORM v8.22 available 1 Apr 2021

    News - General News

    New Envisat MIPAS L2 dataset reprocessed with ORM v8.22 available

    The Level 2 reprocessing of the full Envisat MIPAS mission with the ESA ORM processor version 8.22 has been completed.

  • News - Operational News

    24 Mar 2021

    News - Operational News

    Technical problem with ESA data dissemination infrastructure

    Following a routine maintenance on Monday 22 March, unexpected issues arose which heavily affected some of our OADS data dissemination platforms, causing unstable responses and systems unavailability.

  • 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.

  • News - Maintenance News

    26 Feb 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    Maintenance activities at ESRIN on 4 and 8 March 2021

    Network maintenance activities will impact services hosted at ESRIN on 4 and 8 March 2021.

  • News - Maintenance News

    9 Feb 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    Completed - ESA OTF dissemination maintenance from 9-10 February 2021

    A software maintenance activity affecting ESA's On-The-Fly (OTF) ERS and Envisat (A)SAR data dissemination service took place from 9 to 10 February 2021.