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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.

  • News - Infographics

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    21 Feb 2024

    Showcasing the NovaSAR-1 radar satellite

    Learn about the NovaSAR-1 mission in our new infographic.

  • News - Operational News

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    12 Feb 2024

    Temporary interruption to Envisat AATSR dissemination service

    A planned downtime will affect the access to the ftp dissemination server for the Envisat AATSR data during the period 13-15 February 2024.

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity updates

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    23 Jan 2024

    ESA encourages S-band applications with NovaSAR-1 Announcement of Opportunity

    ESA is offering possibilities to develop new applications in the S-band microwave frequency range, with a new Announcement of Opportunity for NovaSAR-1 data, via ESA’s Third Party Mission programme.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    19 Dec 2023

    EarthCARE pre-launch science workshop a success

    Held between 13 and 17 November 2023, in ESA’s Earth Observation facility in Frascati, Italy, the ESA-JAXA pre-launch EarthCARE science and validation workshop brought together nearly 250 participants, representing a vibrant worldwide scientific community that is eagerly awaiting the mission’s launch.

  • News - Data Release news

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    5 Dec 2023

    MOS-1/1B MESSR and VTIR data products now available

    MOS-1/1B MESSR (Multi-spectral Electronic Self-Scanning Radiometer) and VTIR (Visible and Thermal Infrared Radiometer) level 1 data products are now available via the ESA Heritage Missions Dissemination System.

  • News - Infographics

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    24 Oct 2023

    Overview of Aeolus Level-2b scientific wind data

    Learn more about the Aeolus Level-2b scientific wind product in our latest infographic.

  • News - Spotlight on EO community

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    19 Oct 2023

    An overview of the EarthCARE mission

    In this video, meet Björn Frommknecht, Mission Manager of ESA's upcoming EarthCARE satellite.

  • News - Spotlight on EO community

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    12 Oct 2023

    Introducing the EarthCARE Mission Manager

    In this video, Björn Frommknecht describes his role as Mission Manager of EarthCARE, and what he enjoys most about his involvement with this upcoming Earth Explorer.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    14 Sept 2023

    Cloud-free collections key for land monitoring

    Satellite imagery is a crucially important tool for monitoring the land, but cloud cover can often block parts of Earth’s surface from view, limiting subsequent analyses.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    29 Aug 2023

    Tracking the world’s forests from space

    As human activities continue to threaten the planet’s forests, data delivered by satellites are boosting global efforts to conserve these crucial natural resources.

  • News - Success Stories

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    17 July 2023

    Young scientists bid farewell to ESA's wind mission

    Students and early career researchers are saying an emotional goodbye to Aeolus ahead of its upcoming reentry.

  • News - Spotlight on EO community

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    27 June 2023

    An overview of the Biomass mission

    In this video, Klaus Scipal - Biomass and SMOS Mission Manager - talks about ESA's upcoming Biomass mission.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    23 June 2023

    Last call for EarthCARE workshop abstracts

    The abstract submission deadline for the EarthCARE Pre-Launch Science and Validation Workshop is just a week away. If you would like to present your work at the workshop, submit your abstract by 10 July.

  • News - Infographics

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    8 June 2023

    Overview of the Aeolus Level-1B wind product

    Learn about the Aeolus Level-1B wind product, which supports applications for the weather, atmospheric processes and climate research, in our latest infographic.

  • News - Success Stories

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    11 May 2023

    Global remote sensing of greenhouse gases ramps up

    With growing pressure to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere, recent research studies using the carbon dioxide monitoring TanSat mission are timely.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    11 May 2023

    Submit your abstracts for EarthCARE Pre-Launch Science and Validation Workshop

    Invitations are now open for the EarthCARE Pre-Launch Science and Validation Workshop, which will take place at ESRIN in Frascati, Italy, from 13 to 17 November.

  • News - Operational News

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    24 Apr 2023

    The divine keeper of the winds retires

    ESA’s fifth Earth Explorer - Aeolus - is due to retire soon, but will provide fully nominal data up to the end of operations on 30 April.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    21 Apr 2023

    Scientists to showcase value of Earth observation data at EGU

    Remote sensing scientists are getting ready to present innovative and exciting applications of satellite data at the European Geosciences Union general assembly which will take place from 24 to 28 April in Vienna, Austria.

  • News - Operational News

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    20 Apr 2023

    New Aeolus Processing Baseline 16 now activated

    The new Aeolus processing baseline 16 was activated on Tuesday 18 April 2023.

  • News - Spotlight on EO community

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    19 Apr 2023

    An overview of the Aeolus mission

    In this overview video, ESA's mission manager, Tommaso Parrinello, describes the successes and challenges of this amazing mission, whose impacts will live long beyond its lifetime in space.