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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 - Data Release news

    3 Aug 2021

    News - Data Release news

    New SMOS Level 1 Near Real Time processing baseline released

    A new version of the SMOS level 1 Near Real Time processor - version 724 - was deployed in the operational ground segment on 2 August 2021.

  • 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 - Data Release news

    SMOS level 1 and level 2 products new baseline is now available 28 May 2021

    News - Data Release news

    SMOS level 1 and level 2 products new baseline is now available

    New versions of the SMOS processors for level 1 and 2 were deployed in the operational ground segment on 25 May 2021.

  • News - Operational News

    27 May 2021

    News - Operational News

    Nominal SMOS production has been temporarily discontinued

    Due to the on-going deployment of L1 and L2 V7 operational processors, nominal SMOS production has been temporarily discontinued.

  • News - Operational News

    17 May 2021

    News - Operational News

    SMOS nominal and near real time production at ESAC will be stopped on the week of the 24 May

    Due to the operational deployment of the new Level 1 and Level 2 SMOS processing baseline v7, nominal and near real time production at ESAC will be stopped on the week of the 24 May.

  • 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 - General News

    New SMOS infographic 30 Mar 2021

    News - General News

    New SMOS infographic

    Learn more about the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission in our latest infographic

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Water mission takes on space weather 24 Mar 2021

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Water mission takes on space weather

    Adding to SMOS’ list of talents, new findings show that what was considered noise in the mission’s data can actually be used to monitor solar activity and space weather, which can damage communication and navigation systems.

  • News - General News

    New Envisat infographic 3 Dec 2020

    News - General News

    New Envisat infographic

    Learn more about ESA's Envisat mission - the largest Earth observation satellite ever built - in a new infographic.

  • News - Maintenance News

    17 Nov 2020

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination service maintenance on 18 and 19 November 2020

    A software maintenance activity affecting various instances of ESA’s data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on 18 and 19 November 2020.

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for G-POD 18 Aug 2020

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for G-POD

    ESA is offering all scientists the possibility to perform bulk processing and/or validation of their own algorithms exploiting the large ESA Earth-observation archive.

  • News - Maintenance News

    21 July 2020

    News - Maintenance 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

    Release of Envisat MERIS 4th reprocessing data 14 July 2020

    News - Operational News

    Release of Envisat MERIS 4th reprocessing data

    The data from the 4th MERIS reprocessing has been released to users and is now freely available from the new ESA Online Dissemination Service for MERIS.

  • News - General News

    New Earth Online Newsletter 6 May 2020

    News - General News

    New Earth Online Newsletter

    Stay up to date with the latest news in our newsletter.

  • News - General News

    17 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    New SMOS sea surface wind speed products now available

    The SMOS Wind Data Service provides, in near real time (NRT), surface wind speed over the ocean derived from the brightness temperature measurements of SMOS.

  • News - General News

    16 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    Over 500K downloads for ESA's SNAP toolbox

    Reflecting the growing use of Earth observation, a software toolbox that provide users with the tools they need to process satellite data has been downloaded more than 500,000 times in less than five years.

  • News - General News, Operational News

    17 Jan 2020

    News - General News, Operational News

    Envisat MIPAS L1b - Previous baseline removal

    The former version (v7.11) of the Envisat MIPAS Level 1b dataset (MIP_NL__1P) will be removed from the ESA dissemination server at the end of January 2020.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    Special event for 10th anniversary of SMOS 21 Oct 2019

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Special event for 10th anniversary of SMOS

    Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS - an event to mark the 10th anniversary of SMOS mission.

  • News - General News

    12 June 2019

    News - General News

    SMOS joins forces with top weather forecasting system

    Measurements from SMOS mission are being integrated into ECMWF's forecasting system, allowing for accurate description of water content in soil.

  • News - General News

    14 May 2019

    News - General News

    New potential for tracking severe storms

    SMOS is helping to accurately forecast and track extreme weather.