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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 - Scientific Highlights

    8 Mar 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Proba-1 sets new record

    Originally designed as a two-year mission and launched 22 October 2001, Proba-1 is still going strong, providing valuable hyper-spectral data.

  • News - General News

    15 Mar 2018

    News - General News

    Swarm details energetic coupling

    ESA's Swarm mission reveals the nature of the Earth–Sun coupling in more detail than ever before.

  • News - General News

    16 Mar 2018

    News - General News

    Getting to know Steve

    Steve – a strange shimmering ribbon of purple light was discovered in 2016. Thanks to Swarm, more is known about this feature of the aurora.

  • News - General News

    22 Mar 2018

    News - General News

    Swarm trio becomes a quartet

    ESA and Canada in deal to turn Swarm into a four-satellite mission to shed more light on space weather and features such as the aurora borealis.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    10 May 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Magnetic lithosphere detailed

    Detailed map of the tiny magnetic signals generated by Earth's lithosphere is being used to understand more about Earth's geological history.

  • News - General News

    29 May 2018

    News - General News

    Sentinel-1 warns of refugee island flood risk

    Bangladesh government proposing a vulnerable low-lying island as a relocation site for thousands, Sentinel-1 data shows site unsuitable.

  • 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 - 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.

  • 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 - 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 - 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 - Operational News

    6 Mar 2019

    News - Operational News

    CASSIOPE/e-POP full data mirror on the ESA Swarm Dissemination Server

    Swarm Dissemination Server hosting a mirror of the CASSIOPE/e-POP full data archive in native format. Products are freely available.

  • News - Operational News

    15 Mar 2019

    News - Operational News

    Swarm Alpha and Charlie: STR instruments set at 2 Hz rate from December 2018

    The attitude information of the Swarm Star Tracker (STR) instruments are set at 2 Hz rate from December 2018, instead of the previous 1 Hz.

  • News - General News

    1 May 2019

    News - General News

    Swarm helps explain Earth's magnetic jerks

    Since geomagnetic jerks were discovered in 1978 scientists have been trying to work out why the magnetic field unexpectedly accelerates.

  • News - Operational News

    6 May 2019

    News - Operational News

    Swarm Charlie: data gaps from 28 April 2019

    An onboard anomaly occurred on Swarm Charlie that has caused data gaps on all L0, L1A and L1B data products from 28 April 2019 onwards.

  • News - Operational News, Scientific Highlights

    7 May 2019

    News - Operational News, Scientific Highlights

    Significant improvements on Swarm Thermal Ion Imagers data

    Constant improvement in the strategies to operate the TII sensors on-board each Swarm spacecraft allow increase in data coverage and quality.

  • 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 - Scientific Highlights

    15 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Tug-of-war drives magnetic north sprint

    Earth's magnetic north has always wandered, but it has recently gained momentum at a pace not seen before.

  • 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 - Operational News

    17 May 2019

    News - Operational News

    Swarm Alpha: EFI data gap on 12 May 2019

    An EFI/TII gain calibration map has been executed on 12 May 2019 onboard Swarm Alpha.