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NEWS

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 - Success Stories

    Satellites reveal changes to Earth’s icy zones 16 Aug 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Satellites reveal changes to Earth’s icy zones

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are helping scientists investigate the influence of climate change on widespread ice-losses across the planet.

  • News - Data Release news

    Two new ESA archive collections have been opened for PlanetScope and SkySat 26 July 2022

    News - Data Release news

    Two new ESA archive collections have been opened for PlanetScope and SkySat

    PlanetScope ESA archive and SkySat ESA archive collections are available worldwide through ESA’s Third Party Missions programme via Fast Approval Registration.

  • News - Data Release news

    PlanetScope and Skysat data available through ESA’s Third Party Missions Programme 20 May 2022

    News - Data Release news

    PlanetScope and Skysat data available through ESA’s Third Party Missions Programme

    Through ESA’s Third Party Missions Programme, researchers, scientists and companies from around the world can apply to access Planet’s high-frequency, high-resolution satellite data for non-commercial use.

  • News - Success Stories

    Predicting crop yield using Planet data 5 May 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Predicting crop yield using Planet data

    The world’s population continues to grow, while the climate crisis is raising Earth’s temperatures and increasing the likelihood of extreme weather events – all of which affect food security.

  • News - General News

    PlanetScope and SkySat infographic 20 Apr 2022

    News - General News

    PlanetScope and SkySat infographic

    Find out more about the PlanetScope and SkySat missions in our new infographic.

  • 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

    New open-source Python library improves rapid mapping services 17 Mar 2022

    News - Success Stories

    New open-source Python library improves rapid mapping services

    In emergency services, rapid response is paramount. ICube-SERTIT’s Rapid Mapping Service provides near real-time delivery of geo-information to help emergency services respond quickly to disasters such as flooding, fires and landslides. A new Python open-source library, called EOReader, speeds up this mapping response by enabling the easy opening of imagery from multiple satellite sensors, both optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR).

  • 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 - 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 - 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

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    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 - 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

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

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    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 - 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 - General News

    Improved resolution for SkySat data and extension of Planet data availability 14 Sept 2020

    News - General News

    Improved resolution for SkySat data and extension of Planet data availability

    The SkySat satellites orbits has been lowered from 500km to 450km altitude and various processing improvements have been implemented by Planet.

  • News - General News

    New Earth Online Newsletter 6 May 2020

    News - General News

    New Earth Online Newsletter

    Stay up to date with the latest news in our newsletter.

  • News - Data Release news

    12 Aug 2019

    News - Data Release news

    PlanetScope and SkySat data now available

    PlanetScope and SkySat missions under evaluation. Interested users can investigate suitability of the data for scientific and R&D activities.