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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.

General News

Odin celebrates 18 years in orbit

ESA is proud to celebrate the excellent long-lasting performance of the Swedish-led Odin mission.

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General News

Handing over Metop-C

Mission teams at ESA's ESOC operations centre in Germany handed control of the recently launched Metop-C satellite to EUMETSAT.

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General News

Europe's third polar-orbiting weather satellite lofted into orbit

The third Metop satellite, Metop-C, has been launched on a Soyuz rocket from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

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General News

Metop-C ready for big day

With liftoff set for 7 November, the latest Metop weather satellite has been rolled out to the launch pad and positioned on the Soyuz rocket.

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Scientific Highlights

Metop: The power of three

Metop-A was launched in 2006 and Metop-B in 2012, and now it is time for Metop-C.

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General News

Counting down to Metop-C

Teams at ESA's European Space Operations Centre in Germany have been training for months in preparation for next week's launch of Metop-C.

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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.

IRS-1C and IRS-1D
Third Party Missions

IRS-1C and IRS-1D

The Indian Remote Sensing satellites IRS-1C and IRS-1D were identical Earth-imaging satellites operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation.

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MetOp
Meteorological Missions

MetOp

MetOp is a mission dedicated to improving weather forecasts and monitoring Earth's climate.

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ACTIVITIES

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ACTIVITY - Quality

Odin-SMR

ESA/SPPA took the initiative to support the reprocessing of all Odin-SMR measurements in order to create a fully consistent and homogeneous dataset of stratospheric species profiles. Read more