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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 - Scientific Highlights

    COVID-19: Aeolus and weather forecasts 21 Apr 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    COVID-19: Aeolus and weather forecasts

    The drop in commercial flights has led to fewer measurements for weather forecasts, but fortunately, ESA’s Aeolus satellite mission is helping to fill the gap.

  • News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    10 Jan 2020

    News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    Aeolus winds now in daily weather forecasts

    ESA's Aeolus satellite has been returning profiles of Earth's winds since 3 September 2018, just after it was launched – and after months of careful testing these measurements are considered so good that the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts is now using them in their forecasts.

  • News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    12 Nov 2019

    News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    Improving new Aeolus wind data for forecasts

    Tests carried out show that new wind profile observations from ESA's Aeolus satellite significantly improve weather forecasts – particularly in the southern hemisphere and the tropics.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    23 July 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Second laser boosts Aeolus power

    Aeolus satellite, which carries the world's first space Doppler wind lidar, has been delivering quality global measurements of Earth's wind.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    8 Feb 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Flying under Aeolus

    Following the launch of Aeolus on 22 August 2018, scientists have been busy fine-tuning and calibrating this latest Earth Explorer satellite.

  • 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

    12 Sept 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Aeolus wows with first wind data

    ESA's Aeolus satellite has exceeded all expectations by delivering its first data on wind – a remarkable feat so early in its life in space.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    16 Aug 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Aeolus: of weather and winds

    Weather forecasts have advanced considerably in recent years, Aeolus to provide global wind measurements to improve them even further.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    13 July 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    In the clean room with Aeolus

    In this edition of Earth from Space, ESA's Aeolus Project Manager talks about the challenges in developing the pioneering laser technology.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    22 Mar 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Profiling the wind

    ESA's Earth Explorer Aeolus satellite will be launched later this year to measure the world's winds from space.