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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.

general news

ESA’s Earth Observation Catalogue and its services

EO-CAT is the EO Catalogue tool allowing users to search ESA and Third Party Mission collections.

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operational news

ESA's new service Data Cube is now available

ESA is pleased to announce the deployment of a new service, called Data Cube, enabling multi-temporal and pixel-based access to the data available in the European Space Agency dissemination services, including Heritage Missions (HM), Third-Party Missions (TPM) and Earth Explorer (EE) data.

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Spire data now open to users

Following the submission of a project proposal, data from the Spire mission are now available.

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operational news

ESA data dissemination service maintenance on 28 September 2020

A software maintenance activity affecting various instances of ESA’s data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on Monday 28 September 2020.

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operational news

Earth Online maintenance on 24 September

A scheduled maintenance activity will take place on Earth Online from 07:00 to 11:00 (UTC+1) on 24 September.

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events and proceedings

Φ-week taking off soon

Φ-week, the third edition of the annual event focusing on innovation in Earth Observation, will be a virtual event taking place the week of 28 September to 2 October.

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general news

What are Heritage missions?

Learn more about ESA’s EO Heritage missions in our new infographic.

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operational news

Improved resolution for SkySat data and extension of Planet data availability

The SkySat satellites orbits has been lowered from 500km to 450km altitude and various processing improvements have been implemented by Planet.

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general news

GEOSS Portal now more user-oriented

The GEOSS Portal is a unique Internet access point for Earth Observations worldwide.

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operational news

Swarm Bravo: Scalar magnetic field data not available from 24 to 30 August 2020

The Scalar magnetic field data is not available between 24 to 30 August and is being recovered.

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scientific highlights

A Guide to Aeolus Range Bin Settings

Launched on 22 August 2018, Aeolus is the first satellite mission to acquire profiles of Earth’s wind on a global scale. After almost two years in space, its near-real time observations have been assimilated into the Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models of several European meteorological services, like ECMWF, Météo-France and DWD, and have proven crucial when the grounding of airplanes during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a sharp decrease in meteorological observations.

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operational news

ESA ESRIN scheduled maintenance 8 and 9 September 2020

An infrastructure maintenance activity has been planned on Tuesday 8 September and Wednesday 9 September 2020, from 13:00 to 18:00 CEST.

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