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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

    28 Aug 2019

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    Greta Thunberg arrives in New York for UN Climate Talks

    After a two-week sail across the Atlantic, Greta Thunberg arrives in New York ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit.

  • News - General News

    27 Aug 2019

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    Raft of rubble

    Captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission on 21 August 2019, this image features a huge raft of pumice rock drifting in the Pacific Ocean.

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    27 Aug 2019

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    Fires ravage the Amazon

    Using Copernicus Sentinel-3 data, as part of the Sentinel-3 World Fires Atlas, almost 4,000 fires were detected from 1 August to 24 August 2019.

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    21 Aug 2019

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    Gran Canaria wildfire

    An unprecedented wildfire has ripped through the island of Gran Canaria, one of Spain's Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa.

  • News - General News

    6 Aug 2019

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    EDRS-C successfully launched

    The second satellite to join the constellation that forms the European Data Relay System (EDRS) has been successfully launched.

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    5 Aug 2019

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    CryoSat conquers ice on Arctic lakes

    The rapidly changing climate in the Arctic is not only linked to melting glaciers and declining sea ice, but also to thinning ice on lakes.

  • News - General News

    31 Aug 2018

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    Summer brown

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

  • News - General News

    27 Aug 2018

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    World Water Week: ESA's role in easing water scarcity

    Water over exploitation and pollution presents many challenges - forum promotes collaborative action to help solve the looming water crisis.

  • News - General News

    24 Aug 2018

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    Wind mission ready for next phase

    Teams at ESA's control centre in Germany have declared today that the critical first phase for Europe's wind mission is complete.

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    22 Aug 2018

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    ESA's Aeolus wind satellite launched

    ESA's Earth Explorer Aeolus satellite has been launched into polar orbit on a Vega rocket.

  • News - General News

    17 Aug 2018

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    Aeolus teams ready for space

    The teams responsible for flying the Aeolus satellite completed a pre-launch 'dress rehearsal' at ESA's ESOC operations centre in Darmstadt.

  • News - General News

    14 Aug 2018

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    Aeolus: preparing for launch

    ESA's Martin Kaspers joins us at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where Aeolus is being readied for liftoff on 21 August 2018.

  • News - General News

    9 Aug 2018

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    Aeolus sealed from view

    Team bid farewell to Aeolus satellite as it's sealed in its Vega rocket fairing. Preparations for launch on track for liftoff on 21 August.

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    2 Aug 2018

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    Wind satellite fuelled for flight

    With liftoff less than three weeks away, Aeolus satellite has been fuelled and is almost ready to be sealed within its Vega rocket fairing.