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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.

Operational News

Aeolus activates new range bin setting

countering the expected downward propagation of the current easterly QBO phase. To capture this unusual feature and track its evolution...

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General News

Aeolus data now publicly available

June 2019 of a correction of biases related to spectrometer pixels showing elevated dark current levels, the telescope mirror temperatur...

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General News

Aeolus to understand winds

At the Airbus facility in France, ESA's Aeolus wind satellite has been prepared for its launch, scheduled for August.

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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.

Earth Explorers


Fill the current major gap in the atmospheric observing system Understand climate change Help to track air pollution Track desert dust, ...

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ACTIVITY - Instrument characterisation and algorithm studies

ESA satellites and instruments calibration landing page

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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.


Earth Explorers


The current product baseline for near real-time (NRT) products is B09


Browse through mission documentation and reports, and learn more about European Space Agency Earth Observation projects and opportunities.

DOCUMENT - General Reference

1 Mar 2019

Reports from Mission Selection - The Four Candidate Earth Explorer Core Missions

is divided into eight chapters: Chapter 2 addresses the background and scientific justification for the mission in the context of issues of concern and the associated need to advance current Download