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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 - Maintenance News

    22 July 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    SMOS and Aeolus dissemination downtime - 23 and 27 July 2021

    A planned software maintenance activity will affect ESA's SMOS and Aeolus data dissemination services, on Friday 23 July and Tuesday 27 July 2021 respectively.

  • News - Maintenance News

    12 July 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    Aeolus maintenance on 12 July 2021

    The access to the Aeolus collection will be unavailable on Monday 12 July 2021, from 12:00 to 13:00 UTC.

  • News - General News

    Full version of QRAS Portal released 21 June 2021

    News - General News

    Full version of QRAS Portal released

    The new, full version, of the Quality Reports Advanced Search (QRAS) Portal launched today, adding new features to support users looking for Quality Control Reports on ESA and Third Party Missions.

  • News - Operational News

    Drift of the Aeolus satellite orbit 18 June 2021

    News - Operational News

    Drift of the Aeolus satellite orbit

    The reference orbit of Aeolus began a planned change on 17 June 2021, from ANX 4.5 to ANX 2.0, in order to facilitate ground-based Aeolus campaign activities.

  • News - General News

    New Aeolus infographic 31 May 2021

    News - General News

    New Aeolus infographic

    Learn more about ESA's youngest Earth Explorer - the Aeolus mission - in our latest infographic

  • News - Maintenance News

    25 May 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    Aeolus dissemination system maintenance on 27 May 2021

    Due to a scheduled maintenance, access to the Aeolus dissemination system will be unavailable on Thursday 27 May 2021, from 07:00 to 08:00 UTC

  • News - General News

    Quality Reports Advanced Search Portal takes off 29 Apr 2021

    News - General News

    Quality Reports Advanced Search Portal takes off

    The Quality Reports Advanced Search (QRAS) Portal is a system that provides a set of functionalities for searching, filtering, visualising and downloading of Earth Observation reports data, from multiple missions.

  • News - General News

    Aeolus Data Now in Use by Four of Europe’s Biggest Meteorological Services 15 Apr 2021

    News - General News

    Aeolus Data Now in Use by Four of Europe’s Biggest Meteorological Services

    European meteorological services are now benefiting from the use of operational Aeolus data in their forecasts.

  • News - Maintenance News

    Aeolus maintenance on 13 January 2021 12 Jan 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    Aeolus maintenance on 13 January 2021

    Aeolus - maintenance on 13 January 2021 Due to a scheduled maintenance.

  • News - Maintenance News

    17 Nov 2020

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination service maintenance on 18 and 19 November 2020

    A software maintenance activity affecting various instances of ESA’s data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on 18 and 19 November 2020.

  • News - Maintenance News

    6 Nov 2020

    News - Maintenance News

    Aeolus dissemination system maintenance on 09 November 2020

    Due to scheduled maintenance, access to the Aeolus dissemination system will be unavailable on Monday, 09 November, from 08:30 to 09:00 UTC.

  • News - General News

    ESA’s Earth Observation Catalogue and its services 29 Sept 2020

    News - 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.

  • News - Operational News

    A Guide to Aeolus Range Bin Settings 7 Sept 2020

    News - Operational News

    A Guide to Aeolus Range Bin Settings

    After almost two years in space, Aeolus' near-real time observations have been assimilated into the Numerical Weather Prediction models of several European meteorological services, and have proven crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to a sharp decrease in meteorological observations.

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for Aeolus Cal/Val 5 Aug 2020

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for Aeolus Cal/Val

    An Announcement of Opportunity call is open for the Aeolus mission. Scientists, new groups and individuals are invited to participate in Aeolus Cal/Val throughout the mission lifetime.

  • News - Maintenance News

    29 July 2020

    News - Maintenance News

    Aeolus and ALOS dissemination system maintenance on 31 July 2020

    The Aeolus and ALOS dissemination systems will undergo maintenance on the morning of 31 July.

  • News - Maintenance News

    21 July 2020

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA OTF dissemination - Maintenance on 23 July 2020

    A software maintenance activity affecting the On-The-Fly (OTF) ESA data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on 23 July 2020.

  • News - Operational News

    7 July 2020

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus tests new mirror thermal control setting

    This week, a new setting for the Aeolus thermal control of the primary mirror will be tested to investigate further potential improvements at satellite level.

  • News - Operational News

    16 June 2020

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus activates new range bin setting

    On 17 June 2020, Aeolus will activate a new range bin setting, QBO2020 that will support the investigation of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) over the Tropical belt.

  • News - Operational News

    28 May 2020

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus set for Instrument Telescope Refocussing exercise

    Aeolus’s telescope requires periodic collimation and refocussing. To this end, the Instrument Telescope Refocussing activity aims to improve the radiometric performance of the Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument (ALADIN)’s telescope by optimizing the throughput at the field stop, the smallest aperture where the return light has to pass. This is done through a change of the temperature settings on the telescope.

  • News - General News

    Around the world in eight balloons with Strateole-2 26 May 2020

    News - General News

    Around the world in eight balloons with Strateole-2

    Strateole-2 is a French-US project supported by ESA that uses CNES superpressure balloons drifting around the globe to study the climate processes in the Tropical Tropopause Layer (TTL) and the lower stratosphere, helping Aeolus validation activities along the way.