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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 - Events and Proceedings

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    22 Feb 2024

    Celebrating ESA’s first small satellite with science success

    Scientists and data users gathered at a special workshop to celebrate the end of PROBA-1’s CHRIS sensor and discuss the results of this overachieving mission.

  • News - Data Release news

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    31 Jan 2024

    New FLEX-related campaign datasets released

    New datasets have been released for three campaigns, covering activities supporting the upcoming FLEX mission.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    30 Jan 2024

    Space data support Earth’s ecosystems

    ESA’s Earth observation (EO) missions are making a critical contribution to monitoring transformations in our planet’s ecosystems, helping track changes in the vegetation, soil, and ocean that affect these systems.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    31 Oct 2023

    Workshop celebrates end of long-running PROBA-1 satellite

    In January, ESA will mark the end of its long-running CHRIS sensor onboard the PROBA-1 satellite in a special workshop.

  • News - Success Stories

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    20 Apr 2023

    New cross-calibration readies PROBA-1 data for climate research

    While PROBA-1 has already exceeded expectations by suppling over 21 years of Earth observation hyperspectral data, recent cross-calibration activities are aiming to ensure the data will robustly serve long time-series research, even when the satellite ends operations.

  • 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 - Infographics

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    23 Nov 2022

    Measuring photosynthetic fluorescence - ESA's FLEX mission

    Learn about ESA's upcoming FLEX mission, which is dedicated to gathering information about photosynthetic activity to shed light on the functioning of Earth's vegetation, in our latest infographic.

  • News - Infographics

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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 - Infographics

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    28 June 2022

    PROBA-1 - From technology demonstration to long-term Earth observation

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

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    31 Mar 2022

    Satellite data central to ocean monitoring

    Over 95% of Earth’s water is found in our oceans, and yet sadly, oceans are under stress from climate change and pollution. Monitoring our oceans is vital for Earth’s survival and satellites are the primary means of long-term and independent observation of our vast ocean bodies and their associated coastal zones.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    2 Mar 2022

    How space data are transforming the global food system

    European Earth observation activities are accelerating a data-driven transformation in the agriculture sector that is helping farmers adapt to the dual challenges of climate change and population increase.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    2 Feb 2022

    Satellite data boost global understanding of land surface

    Understanding our changing land surface is essential in the study of climate change. Satellites are used to monitor changes to the material that covers Earth’s surface, so-called land cover, such as vegetation and water.

  • 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 - General News

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    29 Jan 2021

    Release of CHRIS PROBA-1 toolbox for SNAP

    PROBA -1 continues to provide valuable hyperspectral data to the scientific community, and so the tools to handle this data have been incorporated into ESA’s SNAP multi-mission toolbox.

  • News - Success Stories

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    13 May 2019

    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.