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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.

General News

The heat is on

With much of Europe in the grip of a heatwave, it is one that is setting record highs for June.

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Scientific Highlights

Snow grain size - it matters

Snow grain size is fundamental to the amount of sunlight that snow reflects back into space - its albedo.

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General News

Snowbound Italy

Italy's usually associated with relatively warm weather, but this week it has fallen victim to the cold snap nicknamed Beast from the East.

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Scientific Highlights

Paradise lost

Camp Fire in northern California, US, has, without doubt, been one of the most destructive. Sentinel data shows spread of aerosols and smoke.

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Scientific Highlights

Spotlight on sea-level rise

Scientists to share findings on how satellite has revealed changes in the height of the sea, ice, inland bodies of water and more.

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General News

Summer brown

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

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Missions

Explore the European Space Agency's Earth Observation satellite missions. Learn all about ESA's dedicated Earth Explorers or collaborations with other agencies through the Third Party Missions programme.

Landsat Series
Third Party Missions

Landsat Series

The Landsat series is the world's longest running system of satellites for moderate-resolution optical remote sensing for land, coastal areas and shallow waters.

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Landsat 8
Third Party Missions

Landsat 8

Landsat 8 is an Earth-imaging satellite from NASA which launched in 2013. The Landsat programme provides a global archive of satellite imagery and is managed and operated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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TOOLS & TOOLBOXES

Find the tools you need to visualise, analyse and process the European Space Agency's Earth observation data.

TOOLS - Analysis

SNAP

SNAP is a common architecture for all Sentinel Toolboxes. Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

ACTIVITY - Quality

SLAP

The SLAP (Systematic Landsat Archive Processing) project covers the MSS, TM and ETM+ products from Landsat missions 1 – 7, and is the first systematic reprocessing of the ESA Landsat archive. Read more

INSTRUMENTS

Explore the many instruments the European Space Agency use to observe the Earth. ESA offer data from a wide range of optical, radar, atmospheric, altimetric and gravimetric instrumentation.

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Third Party Missions

Thermal Infra-Red Scanner (TIRS)

TIRS on Landsat 8 is a thermal imager that supplements observations from the OLI instrument.