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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.

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  • News - Scientific Highlights

    8 Mar 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Proba-1 sets new record

    Originally designed as a two-year mission and launched 22 October 2001, Proba-1 is still going strong, providing valuable hyper-spectral data.

  • News - General News

    8 May 2018

    News - General News

    ESA will continue to provide ocean colour data from Indian mission

    To further promote research and applications, ESA and a leading geo-information company agree to continue data acquisition from OceanSat-2.

  • News - General News

    29 May 2018

    News - General News

    Sentinel-1 warns of refugee island flood risk

    Bangladesh government proposing a vulnerable low-lying island as a relocation site for thousands, Sentinel-1 data shows site unsuitable.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    27 Sept 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Satellite Radar Altimetry: past and future

    Satellite radar altimetry measurements yield a wealth of information that can be used for a wide range of applications.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    6 Dec 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Greenland ice loss quickening

    Using a 25-year record of ESA satellite data, recent research shows that the pace at which Greenland is losing ice is getting faster.

  • News - Operational News

    4 Jan 2019

    News - Operational News

    Envisat-ERS (A)SAR - Enhanced Dissemination Service

    ESA is pleased to announce the release of several new features as part of the ESA On-The-Fly data processing and dissemination service.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    16 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    A quarter of glacier ice in West Antarctica is now unstable

    Scientists have discovered warming ocean waters have caused ice to thin so rapidly that 24% of glacier ice in West Antarctica is now affected.

  • News - Operational News

    13 June 2019

    News - Operational News

    ERS-1 Scatterometer L2 dataset processed with ASPS v10.04 is available online

    The reprocessed dataset together with corresponding ERS-2 data is now available.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    11 July 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Modelling tides in the Arctic Ocean

    A new tidal model produced using ESA satellite data may shed some light on Arctic Ocean tides.

  • News - Operational News

    12 July 2019

    News - Operational News

    Updated Precise Orbit data (POD) for the full ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission available

    The Precise Orbit files (ERS.ORB.POD) for the entire ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission periods have been reprocessed with up-to-date standards.

  • News - General News

    10 Sept 2019

    News - General News

    Using machine learning for rewilding

    Project in the Netherlands uses satellite data to understand how a nature reserve responds to the pressure of being grazed by herbivores.

  • News - General News, Operational News

    17 Jan 2020

    News - General News, Operational News

    Envisat MIPAS L1b - Previous baseline removal

    The former version (v7.11) of the Envisat MIPAS Level 1b dataset (MIP_NL__1P) will be removed from the ESA dissemination server at the end of January 2020.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Heritage data still widely used today 6 Mar 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Heritage data still widely used today

    For about 30 years now, ESA satellites have been cruising some 800 km above our heads, collecting information about our planet-but why are older missions still so fundamental today?

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    1 Apr 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    New life for Landsat historical data

    45 years of data, more than 1.8 million images, these are the numbers of an adventure started 48 years ago with the launch of the first Landsat satellite.

  • News - General News

    16 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    Over 500K downloads for ESA's SNAP toolbox

    Reflecting the growing use of Earth observation, a software toolbox that provide users with the tools they need to process satellite data has been downloaded more than 500,000 times in less than five years.

  • News - General News

    Mission continuity 30 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    Mission continuity

    Long-term availability of Earth observation data from a given instrument is crucial to many data users and their research—but just how does it work?

  • News - General News

    New Earth Online Newsletter 6 May 2020

    News - General News

    New Earth Online Newsletter

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

  • News - Operational News

    15 May 2020

    News - Operational News

    ESA OTF dissemination - Maintenance on 18 May 2020

    A software maintenance activity affecting the On-The-Fly (OTF) ESA data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on 18 May.

  • News - General News

    The Earthnet Programme: 40 years of evolution and future challenges 2 July 2020

    News - General News

    The Earthnet Programme: 40 years of evolution and future challenges

    ESA's Earthnet Programme provided the initial means to access and exploit Earth Observation data.

  • News - Operational News

    Release of Envisat MERIS 4th reprocessing data 14 July 2020

    News - Operational News

    Release of Envisat MERIS 4th reprocessing data

    The data from the 4th MERIS reprocessing has been released to users and is now freely available from the new ESA Online Dissemination Service for MERIS.