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

07 November 2018

The third MetOp satellite, MetOp-C, has been launched on a Soyuz rocket from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana to continue the provision of data for weather forecasting from polar orbit.

Third Call for Ideas for Swarm “New data products and services”

06 November 2018

This announcement is to solicit further ideas for "New data products and services" for enhancing the outcome of the European Space Agency's satellite constellation mission Swarm.

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MetOp-C ready for big day

05 November 2018

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 for its ride into space from French Guiana.

OTF - OADS maintenance on 5 and 6 November 2018

02 November 2018

Due to a planned software maintenance on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 November 2018, the ALOS PALSAR, SMOS and TPM dissemination services will be unavailable during the following timeframes:

  • 5 November: from 09:30 to 11:30 CET - ALOS dissemination service
  • 6 November: from 09:30 to 11:30 CET - SMOS dissemination service
  • 6 November: from 13:30 to 15:30 CET - TPM dissemination service.

 

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Counting down to MetOp-C

31 October 2018

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 - the last in the current series of meteorological satellites that provide high-quality data for weather forecasting and climate monitoring from polar orbit.

EO Help service closed on 01 November 2018

31 October 2018

The EO Help and Order Desk service will be unavailable on Thursday 01 November 2018 due to the ESA-ESRIN closure on All Saints' Day.

Nominal service will be available on Friday 2 November.

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MetOp: The power of three

31 October 2018

MetOp-A was launched in 2006 and MetOp-B in 2012, and now it is time for MetOp-C. This latest polar-orbiting weather satellite will soon liftoff from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

OTF - OADS maintenance on 30 October 2018

29 October 2018

Due to a planned software maintenance on Tuesday 30 October 2018, the ERS and Envisat (A)SAR On The Fly (OTF) dissemination service will be unavailable from 09:00 to 12:00 CET.

Furthermore, the maintenance activities may impact the OTF data search on the same platform (ERS and Envisat) from 13:00 to 15:00 CET.

World Ocean Circulation user consultation meeting 2019

26 October 2018

A user consultation meeting on World Ocean Circulation will take place at ESA-ESRIN in Frascati (Italy) on 21 and 22 February 2019, to prepare a roadmap for new initiatives on ocean circulation research and applications to be implemented in the ESA EO Science for Society programme element.

Abstract submission is open, until the deadline of 30 November 2018.

TPM online dissemination maintenance 26 - 29 October 2018

26 October 2018

Due to a planned system maintenance, the static map of the IRS1 collection will be unavailable between 26 and 29 October 2018.

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Zooming in on Mexico's landscape

22 October 2018

As part of a scientific collaboration with the Mexican Space Agency, ESA has combined images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to produce a detailed view of the vegetation growing across the entire country.

sentinel-2 mexico vegetation

The high-resolution land-cover map combines images captured by Copernicus Sentinel-2 between 2016 and 2018.