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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 - 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 - General News

    14 July 2022

    Campaign using surface reflectance data to support validation of Earth observation products

    Scientists from around the world are set to take part in a drone monitoring campaign and inter-comparison exercise that will deliver surface reflectance data to support the validation of Earth observation products.

  • 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 - General News

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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 - Data Release news

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    30 May 2022

    Pléiades Neo data now open to users

    Very High Resolution optical Pléiades Neo data is available for research and development projects upon submission of a project proposal, subject to evaluation and acceptance by ESA and the data owner.

  • 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 - Success Stories

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    23 May 2022

    Living Planet Symposium showcases Pléiades Neo data

    This week, the community of Earth observation data users gather at the Living Planet Symposium to explore the latest progress in Earth observation satellites and data.

  • News - Data Release news

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    20 May 2022

    PlanetScope and Skysat data available through ESA’s Third Party Missions Programme

    Through ESA’s Third Party Missions Programme, researchers, scientists and companies from around the world can apply to access Planet’s high-frequency, high-resolution satellite data for non-commercial use.

  • 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 - 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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    24 Feb 2022

    How GEOSAT helps to unlock the potential of Earth observation data

    High-resolution imagery delivered by a privately-owned system of European satellites is facilitating international efforts to boost prosperity, protect the environment, and tackle urgent global challenges.

  • News - General News

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    22 Feb 2022

    GEOSAT-2 infographic

    The GEOSAT series consists of two very high-resolution satellites, capable of acquiring sub-metric multispectral images. The missions are part of ESA's Third Party Missions programme, and GEOSAT-2 is summarised in our latest infographic.

  • News - Data Release news

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    13 Jan 2022

    15 cm HD and 30 cm HD products added to EUSI ESA archive collections

    Two new products, 15 cm HD and 30 cm HD, have been added to the collections from GeoEye-1, QuickBird-2, and WorldView (1 – 4).

  • News - Success Stories

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    17 Dec 2021

    Pléiades celebrates 10 years and extends satellite fleet with Pléiades Neo

    ESA is proud to mark the 10-year milestone of the Pléiades programme, a forerunner in providing very high resolution (VHR) commercial satellite imagery ideal for precision mapping and in-depth intelligence.

  • News - General News

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    16 Dec 2021

    Pleiades infographic

    17 December 2021 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Pléiades programme, which consists of a constellation of very high resolution satellites owned by CNES and operated by Airbus Defence and Space.

  • News - General News

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    3 Dec 2020

    New Envisat infographic

    Learn more about ESA's Envisat mission - the largest Earth observation satellite ever built - in a new infographic.

  • News - Operational News

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    10 Aug 2020

    New experimental phase for PROBA-V

    PROBA-V has begun a new experimental phase that will continue through to October 2021.

  • News - Data Release news

    15 May 2020

    ESA TPM collection ‘Worldview-2 European Cities’ expanded

    The WorldView-2 European Cities ESA dataset has been enriched with 3,149 additional products.

  • News - General News

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    6 May 2020

    New Earth Online Newsletter

    Stay up to date with the latest news in our newsletter.

  • News - General News

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    29 Apr 2020

    Special PROBA-V microsite

    See some of the accomplishments of the PROBA-V mission in a special microsite developed by VITO.

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