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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.

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  • News - Success Stories

    A long way for a little satellite 22 Oct 2021

    News - Success Stories

    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 - Operational News

    Full Bit Rate products released no longer packaged 22 Oct 2021

    News - Operational News

    Full Bit Rate products released no longer packaged

    Following the introduction of native NetCDF data compression with Ice Baseline E, we have decided to distribute Full Bit Rate (FBR) products as separate .HDR and .nc files instead of a packaged .TGZ file as we have done until now.

  • News - Operational News

    15 Oct 2021

    News - Operational News

    Oceansat 2 payload operations suspended

    The Oceansat-2 payload operations are suspended from 15 Oct 2021 until further notice, due to technical reasons.

  • News - Success Stories

    JATAC: ASKOS, the Campaign Validating Aeolus Data from the Ground 15 Oct 2021

    News - Success Stories

    JATAC: ASKOS, the Campaign Validating Aeolus Data from the Ground

    From July to September 2021, the European Space Agency (ESA) organised the Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign (JATAC) in Cape Verde.

  • News - Success Stories

    CryoSat's Swath Processing Technique 15 Oct 2021

    News - Success Stories

    CryoSat's Swath Processing Technique

    For more than 30 years, satellite radar altimetry has been used to continuously monitor the state of the cryosphere and to investigate the impact of global warming on sea level rise. Owing to this, maps of ice sheet elevation and elevation change were derived.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy IAGA Schools 14 Oct 2021

    News - Events and Proceedings

    International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy IAGA Schools

    Every two years, alongside its Scientific Assemblies, the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) runs schools to provide excellent early career scientists with a good basic understanding of the wide range of topics covered by IAGA science.

  • News - General News

    New Release of VirES for Swarm (3.7.0) 12 Oct 2021

    News - General News

    New Release of VirES for Swarm (3.7.0)

    A new version of VirES has been released implementing calculation of Swarm spacecrafts conjunctions (calculated from the positions information in the MODx_SC_1B products) accessible through the VirES API

  • News - Operational News

    New Ice Baseline E and Near Real Time Processors 11 Oct 2021

    News - Operational News

    New Ice Baseline E and Near Real Time Processors

    On 20 September 2021, the new CryoSat Ice Baseline-E processors have been installed into operations within the CryoSat Payload Data Segment (PDS).

  • News - Success Stories

    ERS' Contribution to Altimetry 11 Oct 2021

    News - Success Stories

    ERS' Contribution to Altimetry

    Satellite radar altimetry missions have transformed the way we see Earth and its oceans. Using the ranging capability of radars, they measure the surface topography profile along a satellite’s track.

  • News - Success Stories

    Earth Observation data to improve navigation risk modelling and shipping routes 8 Oct 2021

    News - Success Stories

    Earth Observation data to improve navigation risk modelling and shipping routes

    With the increased frequency of shipping activities, such as tourism and transport of freights, navigation safety has become a major concern. Even if new technologies have already supplied aids to pilots for navigation risk reduction, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) reports that the majority of accidents could have been avoided by providing suitable input to the navigation decision-making process — this is where Earth Observation data can represent complementary information, to improve traffic monitoring and guidance along safe routes.

  • News - Operational News

    5 Oct 2021

    News - Operational News

    OceanSat 2 NRT production and distribution resumed

    Following the news published on 22th September The service has now been resumed.

  • News - Operational News

    4 Oct 2021

    News - Operational News

    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 - Operational News

    30 Sept 2021

    News - Operational News

    Corrected version available for the variance/covariance matrix of the GOCE time wise Gravity Field Model

    An issue was recently discovered within the latest version of the variance/covariance matrix of the GOCE time wise gravity field model -> GO_CONS_EGM_GVC_2__20091009T000000_20131021T000000_0201

  • News - Data Release news

    Release of new Envisat DORIS Precise Orbit data 29 Sept 2021

    News - Data Release news

    Release of new Envisat DORIS Precise Orbit data

    A new version of the Envisat Precise Orbit products has been generated by the Centre de Traitement Doris Poseidon (CTDP) using the Geophysical Data Records F standards (GDR-F). The new dataset (DOR_VOR_AX vF) is now available to users in Envisat format from the ESA dissemination service.

  • News - General News

    ESA Third Party Missions timeline 23 Sept 2021

    News - General News

    ESA Third Party Missions timeline

    We've released a new timeline to illustrate the history of the ESA Third Party Missions.

  • News - Operational News

    22 Sept 2021

    News - Operational News

    OceanSat 2 NRT suspended due to an on board technical problem

    The production and distribution of the OceanSat-2 NRT (Near Real Time) products is suspended until further notice due to an on-board technical problem.

  • News - Operational News

    22 Sept 2021

    News - Operational News

    GOSAT-2 FTS-2 observations suspended

    Due to a scheduled manouvre which started on 20 September 2021, the GOSAT-2 FTS observations will be suspended until 14 October 2021.

  • News - General News

    New version of the FedEO client 17 Sept 2021

    News - General News

    New version of the FedEO client

    ESA’s FedEO client will move to a new home next week, bringing with it a new design and several performance enhancements.

  • News - Maintenance News

    15 Sept 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    EO Services - maintenance activity 20 to 22 September 2021

    Due to a maintenance activity planned from 20 - 22 September 2021 short downtimes may be experienced on several EO services.

  • News - Maintenance News

    14 Sept 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    Aeolus dissemination maintenance on 16 September 2021

    A software maintenance activity affecting the ESA Aeolus data dissemination service has been planned on Thursday 16 September 2021 from 07:00 to 08:00 UTC.