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NEWS

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 - General News

    New Aeolus infographic 31 May 2021

    News - General News

    New Aeolus infographic

    Learn more about ESA's youngest Earth Explorer - the Aeolus mission - in our latest infographic

  • News - General News

    Aeolus Data Now in Use by Four of Europe’s Biggest Meteorological Services 15 Apr 2021

    News - General News

    Aeolus Data Now in Use by Four of Europe’s Biggest Meteorological Services

    European meteorological services are now benefiting from the use of operational Aeolus data in their forecasts.

  • News - Operational News

    28 May 2020

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus set for Instrument Telescope Refocussing exercise

    Aeolus’s telescope requires periodic collimation and refocussing. To this end, the Instrument Telescope Refocussing activity aims to improve the radiometric performance of the Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument (ALADIN)’s telescope by optimizing the throughput at the field stop, the smallest aperture where the return light has to pass. This is done through a change of the temperature settings on the telescope.

  • News - General News

    Around the world in eight balloons with Strateole-2 26 May 2020

    News - General News

    Around the world in eight balloons with Strateole-2

    Strateole-2 is a French-US project supported by ESA that uses CNES superpressure balloons drifting around the globe to study the climate processes in the Tropical Tropopause Layer (TTL) and the lower stratosphere, helping Aeolus validation activities along the way.

  • News - General News

    Aeolus data now publicly available 19 May 2020

    News - General News

    Aeolus data now publicly available

    Last week marked an exciting milestone for Aeolus. On 12 May, its wind data became publicly available.

  • News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    10 Jan 2020

    News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    Aeolus winds now in daily weather forecasts

    ESA's Aeolus satellite has been returning profiles of Earth's winds since 3 September 2018, just after it was launched – and after months of careful testing these measurements are considered so good that the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts is now using them in their forecasts.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    13 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    ESA's Earth Explorers surpassing expectations

    In this video, learn how each Earth Explorer mission is contributing to Earth science, and changing the way we look at our beloved planet.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    22 Feb 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Profiling the wind

    ESA's Earth Explorer Aeolus satellite will be launched later this year to measure the world's winds from space.