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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 - Operational News

    27 Sept 2019

    News - Operational News

    Swarm Alpha: L1B ASM data gap from 22 to 30 September 2019

    From 22 to 30 September, the ASM (Absolute Scalar Magnetometer) instrument on board Swarm Alpha was commanded in burst mode.

  • News - Operational News

    9 July 2019

    News - Operational News

    Release 6 of the GOCE Gravity Field Model variance covariance matrix published

    Release 6 of the GOCE Gravity Field Model variance covariance matrix is now available on the GOCE Virtual Archive.

  • News - General News

    28 June 2019

    News - General News

    The heat is on

    With much of Europe in the grip of a heatwave, it is one that is setting record highs for June.

  • News - Operational News

    10 June 2019

    News - Operational News

    Release 6 of the GOCE Gravity Field Model now available

    Release 6 of the GOCE Gravity Field Model is now available on the GOCE Virtual Archive.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    29 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Snow grain size - it matters

    Snow grain size is fundamental to the amount of sunlight that snow reflects back into space - its albedo.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    15 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    3D Earth in the making

    Thanks to gravity and magnetic data from satellites along with seismology, scientists are on the way to modelling inner Earth in 3D.

  • News - Operational News

    18 Apr 2019

    News - Operational News

    Version 2.0 of GOCE thermosphere reprocessed data released

    Version 2.0 of the GOCE thermosphere dataset is now available on the GOCE Virtual Archive.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    20 Mar 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Taking gravity from strength to strength

    Ten years ago, ESA launched one of its most innovative satellites. GOCE spent four years measuring a fundamental force of nature: gravity.

  • News - Operational News

    15 Mar 2019

    News - Operational News

    GOCE EGG L1b reprocessed data published

    The GOCE Gravity Gradiometer L1b data have been reprocessed and published on the GOCE Virtual Archive.

  • News - General News

    1 Mar 2019

    News - General News

    Snowbound Italy

    Italy's usually associated with relatively warm weather, but this week it has fallen victim to the cold snap nicknamed Beast from the East.

  • News - General News

    8 Feb 2019

    News - General News

    Swarm helps pinpoint new magnetic north for smartphones

    The magnetic north is constantly on the move – so much so the World Magnetic Model has had to be updated urgently with the pole's new location.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    22 Nov 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Paradise lost

    Camp Fire in northern California, US, has, without doubt, been one of the most destructive. Sentinel data shows spread of aerosols and smoke.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    7 Nov 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    ESA's gravity-mapper reveals relics of ancient continents under Antarctic ice

    Five years ago ESA's GOCE gravity-mapping satellite finally gave way to gravity, but its results are still yielding buried treasure.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    25 Sept 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Spotlight on sea-level rise

    Scientists to share findings on how satellite has revealed changes in the height of the sea, ice, inland bodies of water and more.

  • News - General News

    31 Aug 2018

    News - General News

    Summer brown

    Satellite images show how the hot dry weather took its toll on vegetation.

  • News - General News

    31 July 2018

    News - General News

    Berlin battles heatwave

    This year's heatwave continues to sweep across Europe, scorching land and vegetation in countries such as the UK, Sweden, Greece and Germany.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    29 July 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    ESA's unexpected fleet of space weather monitors

    Researchers utilised data from Swarm and GOCE missions, and LISA Pathfinder to investigate if it could be used for space weather diagnostics.

  • News - General News

    26 July 2018

    News - General News

    From green to brown in a month

    Proof of the long hot and dry spell Europe has been enduring over the last few weeks has been obtained from Sentinel-3 images.

  • News - General News

    25 July 2018

    News - General News

    European drought

    These Copernicus Sentinel-3 images show how this year's heatwave has taken its toll on vegetation in northern Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    20 July 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Sweden in flames

    With Europe in the grip of a heatwave and little rain, the scorched ground and dry vegetation is succumbing to fire.