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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

CRYO2ICE is now on Earth Online

On 16 July, ESA is kicking off the CRYO2ICE campaign that will raise the orbit of its CryoSat-2 satellite to periodically align with NASA’s ICESat-2.

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General News

New CryoSat BUFR products for the meteorological community

The current CryoSat Ocean Processor is able to generate Near-real-time Ocean Products (NOP) with a latency of 2-3 hours after sensing

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General News

Systematic swath elevation and monthly DEMs over the Greenland Ice Sheet margin from CryoSat

Land-ice monitoring via Earth Observation methods in general, and altimetry in particular, are essential for tracking the current statu...

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General News

CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data available soon

Current policy is to keep two baselines (current and previous) available online for both Ice and Ocean products

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Announcement of Opportunity

Invitation to Tender: CryoSat Thematic Products / Cryo-TEMPO

To achieve this, current data records must be extended into the next decade and the current geophysical retrievals over differ...

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Operational News

CryoSat - Geographical Mode Mask 4.0 released

A new CryoSat Geographical Mode Mask (v 4.0) is operational from Week 34 2019 (19 August - 26 August) onwards.

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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.

CryoSat
Earth Explorers

CryoSat

Access is provided to all CryoSat systematic data acquired according to the current geographical mode mask

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ACTIVITIES

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ACTIVITY - Instrument characterisation and algorithm studies

ESA satellites and instruments calibration landing page

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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.

a-altimeters

Earth Explorers

SIRAL

Access is provided to all CryoSat systematic data acquired according to the current geographical mode mask

Campaigns

Learn about the ground-based, ship-borne, balloon-borne, and airborne campaigns and small satellite field experiments that validate orbiting ESA EO satellites and support future mission development.

CryoVex KAREN 2016 Fall

CryoVex KAREN 2016 Fall

The CryoVex-KAREN 2016 Fall Campaign in Ilulissat, Greenland had the goal to collect unique measurements to help us better understand how snow and ice on the Greenland ice sheet is changing over time, and help ESA design future space missions to monitor the changing climate in our polar regions.

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OTHER RESOURCES

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

DOCUMENT - General Reference

8 July 2020

Introduction-CryoSat-2-ICESat-2-Resonant-Orbits.pdf

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Current situation Ø The geometry of both orbits leads to repeated ground track intersections over the polar areas with different time differences Ø In Download