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With the commissioning of ESA's CryoSat now complete, the mission has been officially transferred to the operations team.
Our view of Earth is set to become even sharper with new instruments to be carried on ESA's Sentinel-3 satellites.
Following recovery from a glitch that prevented ESAâ€™s GOCE gravity mission from sending any scientific data to the ground, the satellite has been gently brought back down to its operational altitude and resumed normal service â€“ delivering the most detailed gravity data to date.
More than 1200 scientists from around the world have gathered in Bergen, Norway, for ESAâ€™s week-long Living Planet Symposium to present their latest findings on Earth's environment and climate using data from observation satellites.
The Berlin Air and Space Show, ILA, one of the worldâ€™s largest aerospace trade shows, opens next week.
ESA's SMOS satellite completed its six-month commissioning this week and formally began operational life.
As ESA's SMOS mission nears the end of its commissioning, a new network will provide harmonized global datasets of soil moisture measurements collected from the ground, ensuring the data received from space are as accurate as possible.
Taking advantage of NASA's 'Operation Ice Bridge' campaign, measurements of Arctic sea ice have been made from an aircraft flying directly under CryoSat-2's orbital path.
ESA has awarded a contract to Eurockot for the launch of two of its Earth observation missions.
ESA has awarded a contract worth â‚¬105 million to Astrium to build the second Sentinel-2 satellite.
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