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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 - Maintenance News

    22 July 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    SMOS and Aeolus dissemination downtime - 23 and 27 July 2021

    A planned software maintenance activity will affect ESA's SMOS and Aeolus data dissemination services, on Friday 23 July and Tuesday 27 July 2021 respectively.

  • 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 - 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

    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 - Maintenance News

    25 May 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    SMOS near real time and operational production will be affected on 25 May

    Due to the operational deployment of the new Level 1 and Level 2 processors, SMOS near-real-time and operational production will be affected on 25 May between 10:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC. During this period, the SMOS dissemination service might also experience interruptions.

  • News - Operational News

    17 May 2021

    News - Operational News

    SMOS nominal and near real time production at ESAC will be stopped on the week of the 24 May

    Due to the operational deployment of the new Level 1 and Level 2 SMOS processing baseline v7, nominal and near real time production at ESAC will be stopped on the week of the 24 May.

  • 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 - Maintenance News

    16 Apr 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    Landsat and SMOS dissemination services maintenance on 19 April 2021

    Maintenance has been planned on the Landsat and SMOS dissemination services on 19 April 2021.

  • News - General News

    New SMOS infographic 30 Mar 2021

    News - General News

    New SMOS infographic

    Learn more about the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission in our latest infographic

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Water mission takes on space weather 24 Mar 2021

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Water mission takes on space weather

    Adding to SMOS’ list of talents, new findings show that what was considered noise in the mission’s data can actually be used to monitor solar activity and space weather, which can damage communication and navigation systems.

  • News - Maintenance News

    17 Nov 2020

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination service maintenance on 18 and 19 November 2020

    A software maintenance activity affecting various instances of ESA’s data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on 18 and 19 November 2020.

  • News - General News

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

    News - General News

    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 - Maintenance News

    21 July 2020

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA OTF dissemination - Maintenance on 23 July 2020

    A software maintenance activity affecting the On-The-Fly (OTF) ESA data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on 23 July 2020.

  • News - Maintenance News

    SMOS dissemination maintenance on 18 June 2020 17 June 2020

    News - Maintenance News

    SMOS dissemination maintenance on 18 June 2020

    Due to a scheduled software maintenance activity, the SMOS data dissemination service will be unavailable on Thursday 18 June 2020, from 09:00 to 11:00 CEST

  • 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 - Announcement of Opportunity

    4 May 2020

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Closed ESA announcement of opportunities

    Find out about closed ESA announcement of opportunities and what these opportunities involved, for historical reference.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Earth Day: taking the pulse of our planet 22 Apr 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Earth Day: taking the pulse of our planet

    While news of COVID-19 dominates headlines and many of us practice social distancing, there still remains the need for action on climate change - and satellites are vital in providing the key facts on this global issue.

  • News - General News

    17 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    New SMOS sea surface wind speed products now available

    The SMOS Wind Data Service provides, in near real time (NRT), surface wind speed over the ocean derived from the brightness temperature measurements of SMOS.

  • News - General News

    16 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    Over 500K downloads for ESA's SNAP toolbox

    Reflecting the growing use of Earth observation, a software toolbox that provide users with the tools they need to process satellite data has been downloaded more than 500,000 times in less than five years.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    New maps of salinity reveal the impact of climate variability on oceans 30 Nov 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    New maps of salinity reveal the impact of climate variability on oceans

    Since the saltiness of ocean surface waters is a key variable in the climate system, understanding how this changes is important.