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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

    ERS' Contribution to Altimetry 11 Oct 2021

    News - Success Stories

    ERS' Contribution to Altimetry

    Satellite radar altimetry missions have transformed the way we see Earth and its oceans. Using the ranging capability of radars, they measure the surface topography profile along a satellite’s track.

  • News - Data Release news

    Release of new Envisat DORIS Precise Orbit data 29 Sept 2021

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    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

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    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 - Data Release news

    New reprocessing of datasets celebrates 30 years of ERS 22 July 2021

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    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 - Maintenance News

    20 July 2021

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    ESA data dissemination maintenance 22 July 2021

    A planned software maintenance will affect ESA's data dissemination services on 22 July 2021.

  • 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

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    New ERS infographic

    To mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of ERS, we've released a new infographic summarising the mission.

  • 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

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    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.

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

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    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 - 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

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    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 - General News

    Increased ERS SAR data availability 27 Apr 2021

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    Increased ERS SAR data availability

    A large amount of additional ERS-1/2 SAR data is now available to users via the dedicated ESA (A)SAR dissemination service.

  • 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

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    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

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    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.