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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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

    27 July 2019

    News - General News

    Fire red lines

    Sentinel-2 captures one of the largest wildfires recorded in Arizona, US. It has destroyed swathes of vegetation across Superstition Mountain.

  • News - General News

    4 July 2019

    News - General News

    Rare lava lake

    This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image shows Mount Michael, an activate stratovolcano in the South Sandwich Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • News - General News

    2 July 2019

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    German wildfire

    A wildfire broke out at a military training site in Lübtheen, Germany.

  • News - General News

    17 June 2019

    News - General News

    Desert greenery

    World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought initiative celebrates the 25 years of progress made in sustainable land management.

  • 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

    5 June 2019

    News - General News

    Unexpected snow in Australia

    This image, captured on 4 June by Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, shows the unusual layer of snow over the Southern Tablelands, Australia.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    14 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier bucks the trend

    Recent findings show that one glacier is not conforming to the norm – it's actually been flowing more slowly and getting thicker.

  • 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.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    14 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Mapping salty waters

    The length and precision with which climate scientists can track the salinity, or saltiness, of the oceans is set to improve dramatically.

  • 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.