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  • News - Data Release news

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    CryoSat swath data boosted with new glacier regions and gridded products

    Additional products have been added to CryoTEMPO-EOLIS Baseline 2, increasing global coverage and adding to the range of available gridded data.

  • News - Maintenance News

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    CryoSat CalVal server downtime on 27 February 2024

    Due to routine maintenance activities on 27 February 2024, between 08:00-10:00 UTC, the distribution of CryoSat L0 products and AUX files may be impacted.

  • News - Infographics

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    Showcasing the NovaSAR-1 radar satellite

    Learn about the NovaSAR-1 mission in our new infographic.

  • News - Data Release news

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    New reanalysis dataset impacts SMOS Level 3 and 4 sea ice thickness

    On 24 January 2024 the JRA55 reanalysis dataset was terminated and updated with the Japanese Reanalysis for Three Quarters of a Century.

  • News - Operational News

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    Announcement for CryoSat Quaternions Product users

    CryoSat users who use the Quaternions Products should be aware that the method to access these products is changing.

  • News - Operational News

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    SMOS Winds Product data gap recovery

    From 28 January 2024 to 9 February 2024, several Level 1 products used as an input to the SMOS winds processor were flagged with a warning.

  • Event - Workshop

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    URBIS24

    URBan Insights from Space (URBIS24) Workshop will offer an insightful exploration of urban challenges and innovative EO-integrated solutions.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Trailblazing ERS-2 mission enables climate change applications

    As ESA’s ERS-2 satellite approaches Earth’s atmosphere for reentry, it’s time to reflect on the mission’s great achievements in powering climate-related applications.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    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 - Maintenance News

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    SMOS Data Dissemination - Maintenance on 30 January 2024

    A planned software maintenance activity will affect ESA's SMOS data dissemination service on 30 January 2024, from 08:30 to 09:30 UTC.

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity updates

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    ESA encourages S-band applications with NovaSAR-1 Announcement of Opportunity

    ESA is offering possibilities to develop new applications in the S-band microwave frequency range, with a new Announcement of Opportunity for NovaSAR-1 data, via ESA’s Third Party Mission programme.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    Highlighting the value of SMOS data in space weather applications

    Data from ESA’s SMOS mission are driving many space weather applications, ranging from air navigation, characterisation of solar flares, space weather modelling and ionospheric electron content mapping.

  • News - Operational News

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    Delay in the availability of CryoSat Products

    A technical issue occurred at the CryoSat Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS).

  • 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 - General News

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    Ensuring soil moisture data quality with reference measurements

    ESA is taking steps to verify the accuracy of soil moisture estimation with the Fiducial Reference Measurements for Soil Moisture (FRM4SM) project and a new version of the Quality Assurance for Soil Moisture (QA4SM) service.

  • News - Operational News

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    Gaps in Swarm-C data on 07 and 08 January 2024

    On 07 January 2024 an anomaly occurred on Swarm Charlie STR instrument triggering an Attitude and Orbit Control Subsystem fallback to Coarse Pointing Mode, with a consequent switch-off of all the on-board instruments.

  • News - Data Release news

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    Reprocessed GRACE-FO thermosphere data available on Swarm dissemination Server

    An updated version of the GRACE Follow-On dataset for thermosphere density and crosswind data has been published on the Swarm dissemination server.

  • Mission - Third Party Missions

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    NovaSAR-1

    Launched on 16 September 2018, NovaSAR-1 features an S-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) instrument offering a variety of modes with different resolutions and swath widths.

  • Data - Project Proposal (Restrained)

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    NovaSAR-1 new tasking

    NovaSAR-1 new acquisition data are available in two baseline acquisition modes: Stripmap – provides the highest resolution of 6 metres with up to 20 km swath selected from a 150 km field of regard, available in single polarisation. ScanSAR – has a 20 - 30 metre resolution and up to 150 km swath. Available in single polarisation. Within each of the baseline modes there are a variety of mode options that vary according to ground range resolution, incidence angles, swath width and the number of looks: Acquisition Mode Polarisation Resolution (m) Swath Width (km) Incidence Angles Number of Looks Stripmap Single: HH 6 20 16.0 – 25.38° 3 (1 range, 3 azimuth) 13 – 20 21.29 – 31.2° Single: VV 6 20 16.0 – 25.38° 3 (1 range, 3 azimuth) 13 – 20 21.29 – 31.2° ScanSAR Single: HH 20 100 15.0 - 24.66° 4 (2 range, 2 azimuth) 50 24.51 - 28.94° Single: VV 20 100 15.0 – 24.66° 4 (2 range, 2 azimuth) 50 24.51 - 28.94° Single: HH 30 150 11.29 – 25.93° 4 (2 range, 2 azimuth) 55 27.35 - 32.01° Single: VV 30 150 11.29 – 25.93° 4 (2 range, 2 azimuth) 55 27.35 - 32.01° NovaSAR-1 data are provided as a Level 2 (ARD) product as standard, but the accompanying Level 1 data may also be requested. Level 1 – delivered as reconstructed, unprocessed instrument data at full resolution. Level 2 (ARD) – delivered as a processed product with applied radiometric and geometric corrections i.e. orthorectification and spatial registration: Geocoded Ellipsoid Corrected (GEC) – Maritime and ocean applications Geocoded Terrain Corrected (GTC) – Land applications and change detection Where available, associated automatic identification system (AIS) data may be requested alongside the NovaSAR-1 data products.

  • Data - Announcement of Opportunity (Restrained)

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    Announcement of Opportunity for NovaSAR-1

    ESA is launching an Announcement of Opportunity for the international scientific community to access data from the NovaSAR-1 mission for science and EO-based applications development.