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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

    News - Data Release news

    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

    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 - Data Release news

    TerraSAR-X TanDEM-X WorldDEM data now available to users 7 Dec 2021

    News - Data Release news

    TerraSAR-X TanDEM-X WorldDEM data now available to users

    WorldDEM products have been added to the TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X offering and are now available to users for research and application development following submission of a project proposal subject to evaluation and acceptance by ESA and the data owner.

  • 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 - Data Release news

    Release of new Envisat DORIS Precise Orbit data 29 Sept 2021

    News - Data Release news

    Release of new Envisat DORIS Precise Orbit data

    A new version of the Envisat Precise Orbit products has been generated by the Centre de Traitement Doris Poseidon (CTDP) using the Geophysical Data Records F standards (GDR-F). The new dataset (DOR_VOR_AX vF) is now available to users in Envisat format from the ESA dissemination service.

  • News - Data Release news

    1 Sept 2021

    News - Data Release news

    ALOS AVNIR-2 L1C data collection now available

    Through the Online Dissemination server, ESA offers registered users access to the ALOS-1 AVNIR-2 (Advanced Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer type 2) L1C data acquired by ESA stations in the ADEN zone, plus some worldwide data requested by European scientists.

  • 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

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

    News - Data Release news

    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 - 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.

  • News - General News

    COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation data now open to users 27 Apr 2021

    News - General News

    COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation data now open to users

    COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG) is now part of ESA's Third Party Missions Programme, in which ESA has an agreement with ASI to distribute data products from the mission.

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for Spire data 10 Apr 2021

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for Spire data

    An opportunity for scientists and researchers to access Spire data