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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 - Data Release news

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    18 Nov 2022

    New Release of the Swarm Langmuir Probe Ion Drift, Density and Effective Mass Dataset

    An updated version of the Swarm Langmuir Probe Ion Drift, Density and Effective Mass (SLIDEM Version 0103) dataset has been released.

  • News - Success Stories

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    17 Nov 2022

    New worldwide dataset captures the planet in fine detail

    Scientists have developed an open source planetwide dataset of high-resolution Earth observation imagery, thanks to commercial data delivered by ESA’s Third Party Missions (TPM) programme.

  • News - Success Stories

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    29 Sept 2022

    How satellite data help to shape society

    Data from ESA’s Earth observation archives are improving understanding of the interactions between human activities and the environment, helping to power green economic development and boosting prosperity in Europe and beyond.

  • News - Data Release news

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    22 July 2022

    New GRACE and GRACE-FO thermosphere datasets released

    The Swarm DISC project Thermosphere Observations from Low-Earth Orbiting Satellites (TOLEOS) reprocessed all GRACE and GRACE-FO data to obtain new thermosphere density and crosswind datasets.

  • News - Success Stories

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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 - Events and Proceedings

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    13 June 2022

    Highlights from Living Planet Symposium

    As remote sensing scientists and data-users from around the world converged at the Living Planet Symposium (LPS) in Bonn recently, a common thread was evident in many scientific sessions and meetings – the right environmental data can accelerate our understanding of the rapid changes in Earth’s system.

  • 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 - 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 - 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 - General News

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    20 Jan 2022

    Meet ESA's Swarm Mission Manager

    Anja Strømme, ESA's Swarm Mission Manager, describes in detail the wonders of the Swarm mission.

  • News - Operational News

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    16 Dec 2021

    Swarm EFI LP partial data gap between 7 and 11 December 2021

    Some EFI-TII Gain Map Calibration was executed on the three Swarm spacecraft between 7 and 11 December 2021

  • News - Success Stories

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    16 Dec 2021

    Swarm’s orbital dance: counter-rotating and closer, for the benefit of science

    Since variations in Earth’s magnetic field directly reflect the flow of fluid in the outermost core, new information from Swarm will further our understanding of the physics and dynamics of Earth's stormy heart—and the satellites are recently flying in a counter-rotating phase and closer in their separation, to enable scientists to discover new elements.

  • News - Operational News

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    16 Dec 2021

    Update on Swarm Field-Aligned Current Dual (FAC_AC) data missing from 7 November 2021

    As a follow-up of the news published on 23 November 2021, we want to update Swarm users about the missing Field-Aligned Current Dual (FAC_TMS_2F) data since 7 November 2021. 

  • News - Data Release news

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    18 Nov 2021

    Additional EFI TII Cross Track Flow dataset 0302 available for Swarm satellites

    Additional TII cross-track flow data are now available on the Swarm dissemination server for all the Swarm satellites.

  • News - General News

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    8 Nov 2021

    Third Party Missions infographic

    ESA’s Third Party Missions programme consists of almost 50 satellite missions, which are owned by organisations around the world. ESA has agreements with these organisations to acquire, process, and distribute data from their missions

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    25 Oct 2021

    Φ-Week Triumphs

    In its fourth edition, Φ-Week presented the scientific community with amazing opportunities and projects—thus running alongside innovation at 360 degrees.

  • 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 - General News

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    16 July 2021

    New ERS infographic

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

  • News - General News

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    7 June 2021

    New Swarm infographic

    Learn more about ESA's Swarm mission, an Earth Explorer dedicated to studying Earth's magnetic field, in our latest infographic.

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