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Cryosat Data unavailability on 20 June 2018

20 June 2018

We would like to inform the Cryosat Data users that the SIRAL instrument will be unavailable for maintenance nominally from 11:33 to 12:17 UTC on  20 June 2018.

ALOS PALSAR OTF planned maintenance - 21 June 2018

20 June 2018

Due to a scheduled maintenance, access to the On-The-Fly (OTF) Online Dissemination System (OADS) for the ALOS PALSAR data will be unavailable during the following time frame:

  • Thursday, 21 June 2018 from 09:00 to 12:30 CEST.

GOCE data access simplified

19 June 2018

In line with the ESA Earth Observation Data Policy, all GOCE data are now freely available via the GOCE Virtual Archive without the need of prior registration. This applies also to users that have previously registered and obtained access credentials.

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Sentinel-3 flies tandem

19 June 2018

The key to monitoring Earth's changing environment and to guaranteeing a consistent stream of satellite data to improve our daily lives is to take the same measurements over the course of decades. But how do you know that measurements from successive satellites, even though identical in build, are like for like?

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Aeolus sets sail

15 June 2018

Today is Global Wind Day, which couldn't be more apt for ESA's Aeolus wind satellite to begin its voyage to the launch site in French Guiana. And, while almost all satellites journey by aircraft, Aeolus is different, it's going by ship.

Earth Observation data distribution services improvement

14 June 2018

ESA has started a process to improve the Earth Observation data distribution services, aiming at facilitating access to data and information for the end users, initially by shortening the access path and reviewing authentication and authorisation processes.

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Restless Kilauea

14 June 2018

Fiery lava continues to pour from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. These Copernicus Sentinel-2 images from 23 May, 07 June and 12 June 2018 show the relentless flow of lava and clouds of ash. This is an update of the Hawaii lava flow animation published on 08 June.

OTF maintenance impacting downloads

14 June 2018

Due to an ongoing OTF activity, temporary synch problems may arise among systems providing the service, particularly affecting data downloads.

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Antarctica hikes up sea level

13 June 2018

In a major collaborative effort, scientists from around the world have used information from satellites to reveal that ice melting in Antarctica has not only raised sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992, but, critically, almost half of this rise has occurred in the last five years.

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In the clean room with Aeolus

13 June 2018

In this special edition of Earth from Space, ESA's Aeolus Project Manager, Anders Elfving, joins us in the cleanroom at Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France, to talk about the challenges in developing the mission's pioneering laser technology.

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Sentinel-3 flies tandem

19 June 2018

The key to monitoring Earth's changing environment and to guaranteeing a consistent stream of satellite data to improve our daily lives is to take the same measurements over the course of decades.

Sentinel-3B flies tandem

But how do you know that measurements from successive satellites, even though identical in build, are like for like?