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Swarm reveals why satellites lose track

28 October 2016

Satellite engineers have been puzzling over why GPS navigation systems on low-orbiting satellites like ESA's Swarm sometimes black out when they fly over the equator between Africa and South America. Thanks to Swarm, it appears 'thunderstorms' in the ionosphere are to blame.

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Keep an automatic eye on seismic zones

28 October 2016

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 twin radar satellites combined with cloud computing are monitoring Europe's earthquake zones by searching for ground shifts as small as a millimetre.

EO Help service closed on 01 November 2016

27 October 2016

The EO Help and Order Desk service will be unavailable on Tuesday 01 November 2016 due to the ESA-ESRIN closure on All Saints' Day.

Last call for applications - 4th ESA Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry

27 October 2016

Applications for the 4th ESA Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry will close on Monday 31 October. Post graduate, PhD students, post-doctoral research scientists and users from European countries and Canada interested in Radar Polarimetry and its applications are invited to apply to the 4 day course, which will be held in ESA ESRIN, Frascati, Italy from 30 January to 2 February 2017.

For further information, and to apply for the course, please visit the course website.

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Sentinel Hub wins Copernicus Masters prize

26 October 2016

A cloud-based web service that allows non-expert users to browse, process and distribute large amounts of Earth observation data takes home this year's Copernicus Masters grand prize.

Special issue on CryoSat in Advances in Space Research

25 October 2016

A special issue on CryoSat is planned to be published in Advances in Space Research in 2017, marking the 7th year of the mission.

SSO service: Temporary slow performance

24 October 2016

The SSO service is currently not performing as expected. Users may experience a delayed response.

Update: The issue has been investigated and solved.

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Fish farms guided by Sentinels and the cloud

21 October 2016

A new service harnesses three decades of satellite observations of coastal zones made available through a cloud-based system to provide a rich information source for fisheries, one of our fastest growing sources of food.

GRACE - Planned switch-on of MWA / ICU

21 October 2016

The GRACE-A and -B Microwave Assemblies (MWA) and the GRACE-A Accelerometer Instrument Control Unit (ICU) have been switched-on again.

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Earth's most active volcanoes on satellite watch

20 October 2016

As hundreds flee lava and ash spewed from Mexico's Colima volcano, its continuing eruption is being tracked not only by ground instruments but also from space. Starting last month, Colima is one of 22 active volcanoes worldwide being monitored by satellites.

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