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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.

EarthCARE Cal/Val AO - Deadline extension

13 October 2017

ESA recently released an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) Call for the External Calibration and Validation of the EarthCARE products.

This is to inform all interested users that, following the request of prospective Principal Investigators, the deadline for submitting proposals has been extended to 31 October 2017.

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California fires

11 October 2017


The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite captured this image of smoke from wildfires in the US state of California on 09 October 2017.

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Sentinel-5P poised for liftoff

09 October 2017

With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

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Ideas wanted in science for society

04 October 2017

ESA is offering over 100 opportunities for industry, start-ups and scientific institutions to develop innovative ideas that bring Earth observation science closer to society.

EOLI-SA and OTF - Maintenance on 02 October 2017

29 September 2017

Due to a planned maintenance activity, the On-The-Fly (OTF) collections in EOLI-SA may not be available on Monday 02 October 2017 from 14:00 to 16:00 CEST.

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Mapping Germany's agricultural landscape

29 August 2017

Combining images captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission and the US Landsat-8 satellite between October 2015 and the end of 2016, this land-cover classification map shows different crops across Germany. A total of 2.2 TB of data were used to generate the map, which distinguishes between 21 land cover classes and includes 15 specific crop types.

Envisat - Release of GOMOS UFP datasets v1 Issue 2 (User Friendly Products)

01 August 2017

The regenerated GOMOS User Friendly Products (UFP) datasets v1, Issue 2 in netCDF-4 format are now available to users via the ESA EO centralised online dissemination service.

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Proba-V monitors African Sahel

27 July 2017

ESA's Proba-V minisatellite reveals the seasonal changes in Africa's sub-Saharan Sahel, with the rainy season allowing vegetation to blossom between February (top) and September (bottom).

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Air pollution monitoring Sentinel on show

20 July 2017

With Sentinel-5 Precursor about to be packed up and shipped to Russia for liftoff in late September, media representatives, members of the UK Space Agency and National Centre for Earth Observation had the chance to see this Copernicus air-pollution monitoring satellite standing proud in the cleanroom.

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