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Last look at Sentinel-2A

24 February 2015

Before Sentinel-2A is packed up and shipped to French Guiana for its launch targeted on 12 June, media representatives and specialists got one last look at the second satellite for Europe's Copernicus programme.

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Odin celebrates 14 years in orbit

20 February 2015

The Odin mission celebrates its fourteenth anniversary today. This international aeronomy and astronomy mission was launched on 20 February 2001 with an expected design life of two years and is still operational today over a decade later.

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Proba-1 back in operation

20 February 2015

After a short period of inactivity, Proba-1 was successfully put back in Energy mode (by ESA Redu station) on Monday 09 February 2015 at 03:10 UTC and the imaging activities were restarted on Thursday 12 February 2015.

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ESA's Biomass satellite goes ahead

19 February 2015

Following the initial selection in 2013 for Biomass to become ESA's seventh Earth Explorer mission and the completion of preparatory activities, ESA Member States yesterday gave the green light for its full implementation for launch in 2020.

First release of Swarm L2 precise orbit products

18 February 2015

A first set of L2 precise orbits has been released. The products cover the period from launch to the end of 2014 for all Swarm spacecraft.

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SMOS on acid

17 February 2015

With fundamental changes happening to the chemistry of the world's oceans, salinity information from ESA's SMOS mission is being used with other Earth observation data to obtain information on 'the other carbon dioxide problem' - ocean acidification.