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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.

  • News - Success Stories

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    5 June 2023

    TPM data help advance plastic litter detection from space

    Several innovative ESA Discovery element projects exploring remote sensing of plastic marine litter lean on commercial satellite data disseminated via the Agency’s Third Party Mission programme.

  • News - Infographics

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    31 May 2023

    An overview of the Pléiades Neo mission

    Pléiades Neo is a constellation of two very high-resolution satellites, launched in 2021, which were created to follow on from the Pléiades mission.

  • News - Data Release news

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    6 Oct 2022

    ICEYE ESA archive collection now available to users

    ICEYE ESA archive collection is now available worldwide through ESA’s Third Party Missions programme. The ESA archive collections consist of products requested by ESA-supported projects worldwide, and, therefore, the products are scattered and dispersed over the territory in different time windows. The datasets regularly grow as ESA collects new products over the years.

  • News - Success Stories

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    26 July 2022

    SAR synergy data for maritime surveillance

    With the aim of safeguarding our oceans, a recent study uses a synergy of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images to improve maritime surveillance.

  • News - Infographics

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    22 Feb 2022

    An overview of the GEOSAT-2 high-resolution mission

    The GEOSAT series consists of two very high-resolution satellites, capable of acquiring sub-metric multispectral images. The missions are part of ESA's Third Party Missions programme, and GEOSAT-2 is summarised in our latest infographic.

  • News - Success Stories

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    20 Dec 2021

    ICEYE, the World’s First SAR New Space Constellation

    ICEYE is a revolutionary Finnish company that developed and launched the world’s first under-100 kilogram synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellites into orbit.

  • News - Data Release news

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    28 Sept 2020

    Spire data now open to users

    Following the submission of a project proposal, data from the Spire mission are now available.

  • News - Data Release news

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    1 Mar 2019

    ICEYE data familiarization phase for the Earthnet TPM programme continues with new ICEYE-X2 data

    The ICEYE data familiarization phase freely offers ICEYE imagery over several demonstration sites

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