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Ionospheric irregularities and fluctuations based on Swarm data

15 March 2017

The Swarm DISC has published a new Invitation to Tender:

Swarm DISC ITT 1.4: "Ionospheric irregularities and fluctuations based on Swarm data" (100.000 EUR)

The closing date is on 04 May, 12:00 GMT.

The ITT is restricted to countries contributing to Earth Observation Envelope Programme 4 and 5.

Please visit the Swarm DISC ITT website for further information. On this website, you can download the full ITT documents.

If not already registered, potential tenderers must register with ESA-Star: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Business_with_ESA

The registration process can be found here: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Business_with_ESA/esa-star_open_for_business

Please also sign up for the Swarm DISC notification newsletter to be notified whenever new Swarm DISC ITTs, clarifications or open calls for Ideas for new data products related to the Swarm mission are published.


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First Sentinel-2B images delivered by laser

 12 June 2017

With the Sentinel-2B satellite close to beginning its working life in orbit, this latest Copernicus satellite has linked up to Alphasat by laser, across almost 36 000 km of space, to deliver images of Earth just moments after they were captured.
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The test, which was done as part of Sentinel-2B's commissioning, included capturing a strip of images from Europe to North Africa.