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Aeolus dissemination system maintenance on 22 August 2019

20 August 2019

Due to a scheduled maintenance, access to the Aeolus dissemination system will be unavailable on Thursday 22 August, from 09:00 to 11:00 CEST.

Swarm Bravo: VFM issue on 16 and 17 August 2019

22 August 2019

An anomaly occurred on the VFM (Vector Field Magnetometer) on board the Swarm Bravo satellite between 18:30 on 16 August and 12:59 UTC on 17 August.

Swarm Alpha: L1B ASM data gap from 11 to 19 August 2019

19 August 2019

From 11 to 19 August 2019, the ASM (Absolute Scalar Magnetometer) instrument on board Swarm Alpha was commanded in burst mode.

ESA EARSeL CNR School - Remote Sensing for Forest Fires

14 August 2019

The 4th ESA EARSeL CNR School 'Remote Sensing for Forest Fires' will take place from 30 September to 1 October 2019 at ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy. The purpose of this training course is to disseminate and discuss research methods and technologies of active and passive Earth Observation for applications related to forest fires.


Application submission deadline: 30 August 2019

EOHelp service closed on 15 August 2019

14 August 2019

The EOHelp service will be unavailable on Thursday 15 August 2019 for the ESA-ESRIN Assumption Day (Ferragosto) holiday closure.

Swarm Alpha: EFI data gap on 7 August 2019

12 August 2019

An EFI-TII gain calibration map was executed on 7 August 2019 on-board Swarm Alpha.

Swarm Charlie: EFI data gap on 6 August 2019

12 August 2019

An EFI-TII gain calibration map was executed on 6 August 2019 on-board Swarm Charlie.

Swarm Bravo: EFI data gap on 4-5 August 2019

09 August 2019

We would like to inform Swarm users that an EFI-TII gain calibration map has been executed between 4 and 5 August 2019 on-board Swarm Bravo.

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EDRS-C successfully launched

06 August 2019

The second satellite to join the constellation that forms the European Data Relay System (EDRS) has been successfully launched.

Swarm Charlie: Data on 15 and 16 July partially recovered

05 August 2019

The data gap registered on 15 and 16 July 2019, due to the VFM issue on Swarm Charlie (see related news). has been partially recovered.

CryoSat - CUT v4.1.3 new release

05 August 2019

A new version of CUT (CryoSat User Tool) v4.1.3 is now available from the CUT webpage, where users can find the relevant installation kit and further information about the tool.

GOSAT-2 on-line dataset now available

06 August 2019

ESA is pleased to announce the availability of GOSAT-2 products to the scientific community. The data products are available through a dedicated FTP server with access immediately available after registration.

Three new Third Party Missions under evaluation

29 July 2019

In the framework of the Earthnet programme, ESA and its Member States continue to stimulate global cooperation between space actors around activities aiming to acquire and share resources and knowledge on our planet for the benefit of all citizens.

Recently, it was decided to continue the data assessment of three constellations:

Hydrology TEP - Planned maintenance operation

24 July 2019

Due to a scheduled maintenance activity, the Hydrology TEP platform will be unavailable on Thursday 25 July, from 14:00 to 18:00 CEST.

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Monitoring Earth’s skin heat for crops and climate

22 July 2019

A bright red twin-engined aircraft, equipped with ultra-high-resolution thermal imaging technology has been scouring the agricultural heartlands of Europe this summer. It was no search and rescue exercise, but an initial step towards building a proposed new satellite system capable of recording the temperature of Earth's skin in intricate detail.

EOHelp service via telephone resumed

24 July 2019

The EO Help Desk is now reachable over the phone again, following the resolution of a technical problem to the telephone infrastructure.

EO Help service temporarily unreachable over the phone

24 July 2019

Due to a technical problem, the EO Help Desk is currently unreachable over the phone.

If you have any queries, please use the TellUs customer interface.

OADS - OTF maintenance on 24 July 2019

23 July 2019

Due to a scheduled maintenance, access to the OADS-OTF instance providing access to the ERS and Envisat (A)SAR data collections will be unavailable on Wednesday 24 July, from 07:00 to 10:30 CEST. 

ALOS PALSAR and Third Party Missions OTF - Maintenance on 23 July 2019

22 July 2019

A software maintenance activity affecting the On-The-Fly (OTF) ALOS PALSAR and Third Party Missions (TPM) online dissemination services has been planned on Tuesday 23 July 2019.

Swarm Alpha: Data of 12 June 2019 partially recovered

24 July 2019

The data gap for the Swarm Alpha satellite between 10 and 12 June 2019 (see news published on 17 June 2019) has now been partially recovered.