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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.

  • News - Operational News

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    19 Jan 2023

    PROBA-1 - End of CHRIS acquisitions

    The CHRIS instrument onboard PROBA-1 successfully ended its operational phase in December 2022 and will no longer acquire images.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    9 Dec 2022

    Global understanding of Earth's land surfaces greatly boosted by satellite data

    ESA perform land surface monitoring with a range of instruments onboard satellites acquiring optical and radar data. Collections of data from these missions are freely available for research purposes.

  • News - Maintenance News

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    22 Nov 2022

    ESA MERIS and SMOS Dissemination - Maintenance on 22 and 29 November 2022

    Maintenance will take place on 22 and 29 November affecting the MERIS and SMOS dissemination services.

  • News - Success Stories

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    16 Sept 2022

    Satellites track the health of the ozone layer

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are contributing to international efforts to monitor and preserve the layer of stratospheric ozone that blankets the planet.

  • News - General News

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    22 July 2022

    A summary of ESA Third Party Mission collections

    A new summary is available, showcasing the ESA archives for Third Party Mission collections.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    21 July 2022

    Space helps monitor Earth’s changing biosphere

    Earth’s biosphere is continually changing. Through its pioneering Earth observation missions, ESA is making critical contributions to monitor these changes and their impacts on Earth’s water and carbon cycles.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    30 June 2022

    Transforming space data into climate action

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are playing a key role in the revitalised global drive to combat climate change.

  • News - Infographics

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    28 June 2022

    PROBA-1 Infographic

    Learn about ESA's PROBA-1 (Project for On-Board Autonomy) mission in our new infographic.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    26 May 2022

    Data preservation takes centre stage at Living Planet Symposium

    Against the backdrop of the famed Rhine River, world-class scientists and Earth observation data-users are gathered this week in the historical city of Bonn, at the Living Planet Symposium (LPS).

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    27 Apr 2022

    Space data help to unravel the complexities of Earth’s atmosphere

    As the impacts of the climate crisis intensify, scientists are using ESA’s Earth observation archives to investigate atmospheric processes and their influences on the planet’s changing environment.

  • News - General News

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    12 Apr 2022

    Interviewing Mirko Albani

    ESA’s Heritage Space Programme Manager describes the goals of the programme, some of the challenges involved in preserving and improving 40 years of historical Earth observation data, and his passion for curating this long-term archive.

  • News - Operational News

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    9 Mar 2022

    MERIS OADS – Service resumed

    The issue that has been affecting the Envisat MERIS data dissemination service is now solved; the MERIS OADS system is available again.

  • News - Success Stories

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    9 Mar 2022

    10 years of Envisat data help to illuminate ocean processes

    A decade after Envisat beamed its final image to the planet, the pioneering ESA mission is continuing to foster improved understanding of Earth’s systems.

  • News - General News

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    4 Mar 2022

    Introducing Mirko Albani

    In this short introduction, ESA's Heritage Missions Programme Manager describes what he likes most about ESA's long term archive of satellite mission data and his role in the programme.

  • News - Operational News

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    4 Mar 2022

    MERIS OADS Unavailable 04 March 2022

    MERIS OADS system is currently unavailable. Investigation is under way to fix this issue as soon as possible.

  • News - Success Stories

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    1 Mar 2022

    How Envisat helped to shape global understanding of Earth’s systems

    Twenty years have passed since a ground-breaking European spacecraft designed to deliver unprecedented insight into the planet’s changing environment was lofted into orbit.

  • News - Success Stories

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    22 Oct 2021

    A long way for a little satellite

    The PROBA-1 satellite, a technology demonstrator later turned into an Earth observation mission – and just a cubic metre in volume – is reaching 20 years of continuity, making it a huge success.

  • News - Data Release news

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    22 July 2021

    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 - Success Stories

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    19 July 2021

    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 - Infographics

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    16 July 2021

    New ERS infographic

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

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