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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 - 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 - 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

    What are Heritage missions? 15 Sept 2020

    News - General News

    What are Heritage missions?

    Learn more about ESA’s EO Heritage missions in our new infographic.

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for G-POD 18 Aug 2020

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for G-POD

    ESA is offering all scientists the possibility to perform bulk processing and/or validation of their own algorithms exploiting the large ESA Earth-observation archive.

  • News - General News

    24 July 2020

    News - General News

    SPOT 1 to 5 production now suspended

    Following the news of 14 May 2020 Airbus will now suspend the production of SPOT 1 to 5 data.

  • News - Operational News

    15 May 2020

    News - Operational News

    ESA OTF dissemination - Maintenance on 18 May 2020

    A software maintenance activity affecting the On-The-Fly (OTF) ESA data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on 18 May.

  • News - General News

    14 May 2020

    News - General News

    SPOT 1 to 5 production to be suspended

    Airbus will suspend the production of SPOT 1 to 5 data until further notice at the end of May.

  • News - General News

    New Earth Online Newsletter 6 May 2020

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    New Earth Online Newsletter

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

  • News - General News

    Mission continuity 30 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    Mission continuity

    Long-term availability of Earth observation data from a given instrument is crucial to many data users and their research—but just how does it work?

  • 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

    Heritage data still widely used today 6 Mar 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Heritage data still widely used today

    For about 30 years now, ESA satellites have been cruising some 800 km above our heads, collecting information about our planet-but why are older missions still so fundamental today?

  • News - General News

    22 July 2019

    News - General News

    Monitoring Earth’s skin heat for crops and climate

    A bright red twin-engined aircraft, equipped with ultra-high-resolution thermal imaging technology has been scouring the agricultural heartlands

  • News - Operational News

    12 July 2019

    News - Operational News

    Updated Precise Orbit data (POD) for the full ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission available

    The Precise Orbit files (ERS.ORB.POD) for the entire ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission periods have been reprocessed with up-to-date standards.

  • News - Operational News

    13 June 2019

    News - Operational News

    ERS-1 Scatterometer L2 dataset processed with ASPS v10.04 is available online

    The reprocessed dataset together with corresponding ERS-2 data is now available.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    16 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    A quarter of glacier ice in West Antarctica is now unstable

    Scientists have discovered warming ocean waters have caused ice to thin so rapidly that 24% of glacier ice in West Antarctica is now affected.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    13 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    ESA's Earth Explorers surpassing expectations

    In this video, learn how each Earth Explorer mission is contributing to Earth science, and changing the way we look at our beloved planet.

  • News - General News

    18 Jan 2019

    News - General News

    Thales Alenia Space leads the build of photosynthesis mission

    A new contract seals the deal for Thales Alenia Space to lead the consortium that is building ESA's photosynthesis mission: FLEX.

  • News - Operational News

    4 Jan 2019

    News - Operational News

    Envisat-ERS (A)SAR - Enhanced Dissemination Service

    ESA is pleased to announce the release of several new features as part of the ESA On-The-Fly data processing and dissemination service.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    6 Dec 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Greenland ice loss quickening

    Using a 25-year record of ESA satellite data, recent research shows that the pace at which Greenland is losing ice is getting faster.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    27 Sept 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Satellite Radar Altimetry: past and future

    Satellite radar altimetry measurements yield a wealth of information that can be used for a wide range of applications.