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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 - Data Release news

    SMOS sea ice thickness reprocessed data now available 18 Jan 2022

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    SMOS sea ice thickness reprocessed data now available

    The reprocessed SMOS level 3 and 4 sea ice thickness products over the Arctic are now available from the ESA SMOS Dissemination Service.

  • News - Data Release news, General News

    15 cm HD and 30 cm HD products added to EUSI ESA archive collections 13 Jan 2022

    News - Data Release news, General News

    15 cm HD and 30 cm HD products added to EUSI ESA archive collections

    Two new products, 15 cm HD and 30 cm HD, have been added to the collections from GeoEye-1, QuickBird-2, and WorldView (1 – 4).

  • News - Maintenance News

    SMOS dissemination service maintenance on 10 January 2022 7 Jan 2022

    News - Maintenance News

    SMOS dissemination service maintenance on 10 January 2022

    SMOS dissemination service maintenance on 10 January 2022

  • News - General News

    Updated SMOS documentation available 21 Dec 2021

    News - General News

    Updated SMOS documentation available

    Updated versions of several SMOS data documents are now available.

  • News - Success Stories

    ICEYE, the World’s First SAR New Space Constellation 20 Dec 2021

    News - Success Stories

    ICEYE, the World’s First SAR New Space Constellation

    ICEYE is a revolutionary Finnish company that developed and launched the world’s first under-100 kilogram synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellites into orbit.

  • News - Success Stories

    Pléiades celebrates 10 years and extends satellite fleet with Pléiades Neo 17 Dec 2021

    News - Success Stories

    Pléiades celebrates 10 years and extends satellite fleet with Pléiades Neo

    ESA is proud to mark the 10-year milestone of the Pléiades programme, a forerunner in providing very high resolution (VHR) commercial satellite imagery ideal for precision mapping and in-depth intelligence.

  • News - Data Release news

    New Landsat 8 Collection-2 Level 1 and Level 2 data available from January 17 Dec 2021

    News - Data Release news

    New Landsat 8 Collection-2 Level 1 and Level 2 data available from January

    From the beginning of 2022, ESA will start the distribution of the European coverage of Landsat 8 Collection-2 Level 1 and Level 2 products.

  • News - General News

    Pleiades infographic 16 Dec 2021

    News - General News

    Pleiades infographic

    17 December 2021 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Pléiades programme, which consists of a constellation of very high resolution satellites owned by CNES and operated by Airbus Defence and Space.

  • News - General News

    ICEYE infographic 7 Dec 2021

    News - General News

    ICEYE infographic

    Learn more about the ICEYE mission, a constellation of SAR satellites and part of ESA's Third Party Missions programme, in our latest infographic.

  • News - Success Stories

    COP26 fuels interest in satellite data 25 Nov 2021

    News - Success Stories

    COP26 fuels interest in satellite data

    As COP26 stimulates action to reduce global warming, the essential role of satellite data in understanding and monitoring climate change is apparent.

  • News - General News

    Third Party Missions infographic 8 Nov 2021

    News - General News

    Third Party Missions infographic

    ESA’s Third Party Missions programme consists of almost 50 satellite missions, which are owned by organisations around the world. ESA has agreements with these organisations to acquire, process, and distribute data from their missions

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    Φ-Week Triumphs 25 Oct 2021

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Φ-Week Triumphs

    In its fourth edition, Φ-Week presented the scientific community with amazing opportunities and projects—thus running alongside innovation at 360 degrees.

  • News - Data Release news

    New SMOS Near Real Time Sea Surface Wind Speed new baseline is released 4 Aug 2021

    News - Data Release news

    New SMOS Near Real Time Sea Surface Wind Speed new baseline is released

    A new version of the SMOS Sea Surface Wind Speed processor - version 300 - was deployed at IFREMER and ESA operational ground segments on 4 August 2021.

  • News - Data Release news

    New SMOS Level 2 Near Real Time Neural Network Soil Moisture baseline is released 3 Aug 2021

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    New SMOS Level 2 Near Real Time Neural Network Soil Moisture baseline is released

    A new version of the SMOS level 2 Near Real Time processor - version 300 - was deployed in the operational ground segment on 2 August 2021.

  • News - Data Release news

    3 Aug 2021

    News - Data Release news

    New SMOS Level 1 Near Real Time processing baseline released

    A new version of the SMOS level 1 Near Real Time processor - version 724 - was deployed in the operational ground segment on 2 August 2021.

  • News - Data Release news

    New reprocessing of datasets celebrates 30 years of ERS 22 July 2021

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    New reprocessing of datasets celebrates 30 years of ERS

    The ERS programme celebrated its 30th anniversary on 17 July. Today, we are still exploiting ERS data and experts continue to work on improving the altimeter, radiometer and SAR data the programme acquired.

  • News - Success Stories

    ERS Heritage Data allow for 30 years of science 19 July 2021

    News - Success Stories

    ERS Heritage Data allow for 30 years of science

    At their time of launch thirty years ago, the two ERS satellites were the most sophisticated Earth observation spacecraft ever developed and launched by Europe.

  • News - General News

    New ERS infographic 16 July 2021

    News - General News

    New ERS infographic

    To mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of ERS, we've released a new infographic summarising the mission.

  • News - Data Release news

    SMOS level 1 and level 2 products new baseline is now available 28 May 2021

    News - Data Release news

    SMOS level 1 and level 2 products new baseline is now available

    New versions of the SMOS processors for level 1 and 2 were deployed in the operational ground segment on 25 May 2021.

  • News - Operational News

    Nominal SMOS production has been temporarily discontinued 27 May 2021

    News - Operational News

    Nominal SMOS production has been temporarily discontinued

    Due to the on-going deployment of L1 and L2 V7 operational processors, nominal SMOS production has been temporarily discontinued.