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Preparing to fly Sentinel-5P

26 September 2017

The teams that will fly Sentinel-5P are training intensively for launch, ensuring that everyone knows their job and can react to any emergency.

EarthCARE Cal/Val AO - Deadline approaching

25 September 2017

ESA released an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) Call for the External Calibration and Validation of the EarthCARE products on 15 June 2017.


This is a reminder for all interested users that the deadline for submitting proposals is approaching, on 15 October 2017.

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Call for new Earth Explorer mission ideas

25 September 2017

As part of ESA's commitment to realise new satellite missions that advance our understanding of Earth, benefit society and demonstrate innovative space technologies, a call is now open for new Earth Explorer ideas.

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Sentinel-5P satellite fuelled

25 September 2017

Engineers have been at Russia's Plesetsk launch site for a month now, ticking off the jobs on the ‘to do' list so that the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite is fit and ready for liftoff on 13 October. With the satellite now fuelled, the team has passed another milestone.

ERS-2 WindScatt Level-2 data now in NetCDF format

25 September 2017

The ERS-2 Scatterometer Level 2.0 reprocessed dataset has now been enriched with ASPS products and converted into NetCDF format for both nominal (25 Km grid space) and high (12.5 Km grid space) resolution.

eoPortal and TEP - downtime for maintenance on 25 September 2017

21 September 2017

A planned system database maintenance at ESA-ESRIN will impact the availability of the following Earth Observation (EO) website applications and services on three dates in the coming weeks.

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Mapping the world's forests

20 September 2017

Using satellite radar data, scientists have created a global map that quantifies the amount of wood in our forests - a key to understanding Earth's carbon cycle and, ultimately, climate change.

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Giant berg on the move

20 September 2017

Witnessed by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission on 12 July 2017, a lump of ice more than twice the size of Luxembourg broke off the Larsen C ice shelf, spawning one of the largest icebergs on record and changing the outline of the Antarctic Peninsula forever.

US job opening on Swarm/e-POP

19 September 2017

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa seeks to appoint a post-doctoral researcher to join a dynamic and expanding group of space physics researchers. Amongst other sources, the post-holder will be using Swarm mission data to aid in studies of the Earth's magnetic field.

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Travel app wins top prize at App Camp

18 September 2017

An app that uses satellite imagery to give flight travellers an interactive, bird's-eye view of their routes took the top prize at this year's Space App Camp at ESA's centre in Frascati, Italy.

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Preparing to fly Sentinel-5P

26 September 2017

The teams that will fly Sentinel-5P are training intensively for launch, ensuring that everyone knows their job and can react to any emergency.
‘Sentinel-5PTeam training
A ‘team of teams' at ESA's mission control centre has spent months preparing to assume control of Europe's next Earth observation mission, and the final weeks before launch have been the most intense.