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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 - Scientific Highlights

    23 July 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Second laser boosts Aeolus power

    Aeolus satellite, which carries the world's first space Doppler wind lidar, has been delivering quality global measurements of Earth's wind.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    13 May 2019

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    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 - General News

    5 Apr 2019

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    Aeolus well on the way to improving forecasts

    Assessing the accuracy of data being returned by completely new technology in space is a challenging task.

  • News - General News

    6 Mar 2019

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    EarthCARE mission to improve weather forecasts

    Earth observation satellite data are crucial for generating accurate weather predictions.

  • News - General News

    11 Feb 2019

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    Taking Aeolus to the next level

    ESA's Aeolus satellite ready for the next phase.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    8 Feb 2019

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    Flying under Aeolus

    Following the launch of Aeolus on 22 August 2018, scientists have been busy fine-tuning and calibrating this latest Earth Explorer satellite.

  • News - General News

    12 Nov 2018

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    Handing over Metop-C

    Mission teams at ESA's ESOC operations centre in Germany handed control of the recently launched Metop-C satellite to EUMETSAT.

  • News - General News

    7 Nov 2018

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    Europe's third polar-orbiting weather satellite lofted into orbit

    The third Metop satellite, Metop-C, has been launched on a Soyuz rocket from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

  • News - General News

    5 Nov 2018

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    Metop-C ready for big day

    With liftoff set for 7 November, the latest Metop weather satellite has been rolled out to the launch pad and positioned on the Soyuz rocket.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    31 Oct 2018

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    Metop: The power of three

    Metop-A was launched in 2006 and Metop-B in 2012, and now it is time for Metop-C.

  • News - General News

    31 Oct 2018

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    Counting down to Metop-C

    Teams at ESA's European Space Operations Centre in Germany have been training for months in preparation for next week's launch of Metop-C.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    12 Sept 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Aeolus wows with first wind data

    ESA's Aeolus satellite has exceeded all expectations by delivering its first data on wind – a remarkable feat so early in its life in space.

  • News - General News

    5 Sept 2018

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    Aeolus laser shines light on wind

    Aeolus satellite's instrument is emitting pulses of ultraviolet light from its laser, fundamental to measuring Earth's wind.

  • News - General News

    24 Aug 2018

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    Wind mission ready for next phase

    Teams at ESA's control centre in Germany have declared today that the critical first phase for Europe's wind mission is complete.

  • News - General News

    22 Aug 2018

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    ESA's Aeolus wind satellite launched

    ESA's Earth Explorer Aeolus satellite has been launched into polar orbit on a Vega rocket.

  • News - General News

    17 Aug 2018

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    Aeolus teams ready for space

    The teams responsible for flying the Aeolus satellite completed a pre-launch 'dress rehearsal' at ESA's ESOC operations centre in Darmstadt.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    16 Aug 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Aeolus: of weather and winds

    Weather forecasts have advanced considerably in recent years, Aeolus to provide global wind measurements to improve them even further.

  • News - General News

    14 Aug 2018

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    Aeolus: preparing for launch

    ESA's Martin Kaspers joins us at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where Aeolus is being readied for liftoff on 21 August 2018.

  • News - General News

    9 Aug 2018

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    Aeolus sealed from view

    Team bid farewell to Aeolus satellite as it's sealed in its Vega rocket fairing. Preparations for launch on track for liftoff on 21 August.

  • News - General News

    2 Aug 2018

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    Wind satellite fuelled for flight

    With liftoff less than three weeks away, Aeolus satellite has been fuelled and is almost ready to be sealed within its Vega rocket fairing.