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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 - Events and Proceedings

    14 July 2022

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Campaign using surface reflectance data to support validation of Earth observation products

    Scientists from around the world are set to take part in a drone monitoring campaign and inter-comparison exercise that will deliver surface reflectance data to support the validation of Earth observation products.

  • News - Success Stories

    Satellite data central to ocean monitoring 31 Mar 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Satellite data central to ocean monitoring

    Over 95% of Earth’s water is found in our oceans, and yet sadly, oceans are under stress from climate change and pollution. Monitoring our oceans is vital for Earth’s survival and satellites are the primary means of long-term and independent observation of our vast ocean bodies and their associated coastal zones.

  • News - Success Stories

    Satellite data boost global understanding of land surface 2 Feb 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Satellite data boost global understanding of land surface

    Understanding our changing land surface is essential in the study of climate change. Satellites are used to monitor changes to the material that covers Earth’s surface, so-called land cover, such as vegetation and water.

  • News - Success Stories

    Ship trails in the Bay of Biscay observed using PROBA-V imagery 13 Dec 2021

    News - Success Stories

    Ship trails in the Bay of Biscay observed using PROBA-V imagery

    Ship trails have been perceived as convincing evidence of aerosol-cloud interaction. Ship emissions have been proven to contribute by about 1.9% and 2.9% to the increase in the global total and fine-mode aerosol optical thickness (AOT) respectively over a five year period (Peters et al. 20212).

  • News - Operational News

    OceanSat-2 payload operations are suspended from 8 Nov 2021 12 Nov 2021

    News - Operational News

    OceanSat-2 payload operations are suspended from 8 Nov 2021

    The OceanSat-2 payload operations are suspended from 8 November 2021 until further notice, due to technical reasons.

  • News - Maintenance News

    ESA Third Party Missions collections maintenance 15 November 2021 10 Nov 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA Third Party Missions collections maintenance 15 November 2021

    A planned software maintenance will affect ESA's Third Party Missions data dissemination service next Monday 15 November 2021 from 07:30 to 08:30 UTC

  • News - Success Stories

    Long-live PROBA-V 10 Nov 2021

    News - Success Stories

    Long-live PROBA-V

    After eight years in space, the PROBA-V satellite ended its vegetation mission last 31 October, having gone well beyond expectations for global vegetation monitoring.

  • 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 - General News

    PROBA-V, ready to close its green eyes 26 Oct 2021

    News - General News

    PROBA-V, ready to close its green eyes

    While the operational lifetime of the global PROBA-V mission already ended on 30 June 2020 after more than 7 years in orbit, its vegetation instrument remained capturing the European and African land mass in experimental mode ever since.

  • News - Operational News

    OceanSat-2 payload operations suspended 15 Oct 2021

    News - Operational News

    OceanSat-2 payload operations suspended

    The OceanSat-2 payload operations are suspended from 15 October 2021 until further notice, due to technical reasons.

  • News - Operational News

    OceanSat 2 NRT production and distribution resumed 5 Oct 2021

    News - Operational News

    OceanSat 2 NRT production and distribution resumed

    Following the news published on 22th September The service has now been resumed.

  • News - General News

    ESA Third Party Missions timeline 23 Sept 2021

    News - General News

    ESA Third Party Missions timeline

    We've released a new timeline to illustrate the history of the ESA Third Party Missions.

  • News - Operational News

    OceanSat 2 NRT suspended due to an on board technical problem 22 Sept 2021

    News - Operational News

    OceanSat 2 NRT suspended due to an on board technical problem

    The production and distribution of the OceanSat-2 NRT (Near Real Time) products is suspended until further notice due to an on-board technical problem.

  • 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

    OceanSat-2 NRT available again 11 May 2021

    News - Operational News

    OceanSat-2 NRT available again

    The technical problem reported on 30th April has been resolved and the OceanSat-2 NRT (Near Real Time) products are available again.

  • 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 - Success Stories

    1 km resolution aerosol optical thickness retrieved from PROBA-V 15 Mar 2021

    News - Success Stories

    1 km resolution aerosol optical thickness retrieved from PROBA-V

    The ESA SPAR@MEP project aims to deliver a long-term data record (LTDR) of aerosol optical properties and surface reflectance from SPOT-VGT and PROBA-V observations.

  • News - General News

    ESA's new DataCube service is now available 29 Sept 2020

    News - General News

    ESA's new DataCube service is now available

    ESA is pleased to announce the deployment of a new service, called ESA PDGS-DataCube, enabling multi-temporal and pixel-based access to a subset of the data available in the European Space Agency dissemination services.

  • News - Operational News

    New experimental phase for PROBA-V 10 Aug 2020

    News - Operational News

    New experimental phase for PROBA-V

    PROBA-V has begun a new experimental phase that will continue through to October 2021.

  • News - General News

    Special PROBA-V microsite 29 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    Special PROBA-V microsite

    See some of the accomplishments of the PROBA-V mission in a special microsite developed by VITO.