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  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    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.

  • Document - Newsletter

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    Earth Online Newsletter - 12 January 2024

    This issue of the Earth Online Newsletter covers a selection of the latest news and events from ESA.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    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.

  • Event - Workshop

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    PROBA-1 CHRIS End of Mission Workshop

    The PROBA-1 CHRIS End of Mission Workshop will take place from 18-19 January 2024 in Ghent, Belgium.

  • News - Success Stories

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    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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    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.

  • Document - Data Access Information

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    ESA-archive-third-party-mission-collections.pdf

    Discover the ESA archive data collections offered for the Third Party Missions programme.

  • Tools - Catalogues

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    FedEO

    FedEO is a data catalogue that provides a unique entry point to a number of scientific catalogues and services for, but not limited to, European and Canadian missions.

  • Tools - Catalogues

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    EO CAT

    EO CAT is a data catalogue, offering a Next Generation Earth Observation system designed to manage end-user Earth Observation services.

  • News - Infographics

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    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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    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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    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 - Success Stories

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    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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    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.

  • Data - EO Sign In Authentication (Open)

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    PROBA-1 CHRIS Level 1A

    CHRIS acquired a set of up to five images of each target during each acquisition sequence, these images were acquired when PROBA-1 was pointing at distinct angles with respect to the target. CHRIS Level 1A products (supplied in HDF data files, version 4.1r3) include five formal CHRIS imaging modes, classified as modes 1 to 5: Mode Name Swath Spectral Bands/Ground Resolution Mode 1 Aerosols 13 km 62 at 34 m (773 nm / 1036 nm) Mode 2 Water bands 13 km 18 at 18 m Mode 3 Land channels 13 km 18 at 18 m Mode 4 Chlorophyll band set 13 km 18 at 18 m Mode 5 Land channels 6.5 km 37 at 18 m Spatial coverage: Check the spatial coverage of the collection on a map available on the Third Party Missions Dissemination Service.

  • Mission - Third Party Missions

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    PROBA-1

    PROBA-1 is a technology demonstration satellite that later became an operational Earth observation mission.

  • Activity - Instrument characterisation and algorithm studies

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    ESA satellites and instruments calibration landing page

    ESA satellites and instruments calibration landing page.

  • Campaign

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    SPARC

    ESA's SPectra bARrax Campaign (SPARC) activity was part of the preparatory study for a proposed ESA Earth Explorer mission called SPECTRA. The objective was to collect a CHRIS/PROBA reference dataset for SPECTRA-related studies.

  • Activity - Quality

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    EDAP

    The ESA Earthnet Data Assessment Pilot (EDAP) project will perform assessments for various missions to ensure the delivered data is fit for purpose.