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Join us for Sentinel-3 launch

21 March 2018

Be a part of Europe's Earth observation revolution by applying to join experts at one of two Sentinel-3B launch #SocialSpace activities on 25 April.

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ESA testing detection of floating plastic litter from orbit

19 March 2018

The millions of tonnes of plastic ending up in the oceans every year are a global challenge. ESA is responding by looking at the detection of marine plastic litter from space, potentially charting its highest concentrations and understanding the gigantic scale of the problem.

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Full house for EDRS

13 March 2018

The EDRS–SpaceDataHighway has now begun regularly relaying Earth images from Sentinel-2A, which marks the last of four Copernicus satellites in orbit being brought under the EDRS service.

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Voyaging for the Sentinels

09 March 2018

Two recent expeditions that took scientists 26 000 km across the Atlantic Ocean have returned critical information to make sure that the Copernicus Sentinel satellites are delivering accurate data about the state of our oceans.

Aeolus AO CAL/VAL call reopening

09 March 2018

ESA is pleased to announce the reopening of the Announcement of Opportunity (AO) CAL/VAL Call for the Aeolus wind lidar mission.

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Snowbound Italy

01 March 2018

Italy is usually associated with relatively warm weather, but this week it, too, has fallen victim to the cold snap nicknamed the Beast from the East.

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Profiling the wind

22 February 2018

ESA's Earth Explorer Aeolus satellite will be launched later this year to measure the world's winds from space. The satellite carries one of the most sophisticated instruments ever to be put into orbit: Aladin, which includes two powerful lasers, a large telescope and very sensitive receivers.

Φ-week - ESA Earth Observation event

21 February 2018

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising a Φ-week event from 22 to 26 October 2018, focusing on the EO Open Science and FutureEO, which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.


Abstract submission deadline: 01 April 2018

OADS-OTF planned maintenance – 09 and 10 Jan 2018

05 January 2018

Due to a scheduled maintenance starting on 09 January 2018, access to the On-The-Fly online dissemination systems will be unavailable and the access to the ERS and Envisat (A)SAR collections via EOLI-SA will also be affected during the maintenance on 10 January 2018.

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Air-quality monitoring satellite in orbit

13 October 2017

The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) on Friday 13 October 2017.

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During the last 25 years about 50 Earth Observation campaigns have been conducted including ground-based, air-borne, balloon-borne, ship-borne and small satellite experiments.

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