Explore the European Space Agency's Earth Observation satellite missions. Learn all about ESA's dedicated Earth Explorers or collaborations with other agencies through the Third Party Missions programme.
ESA's Earth Explorer missions are dedicated to addressing key scientific challenges identified by the EO community....EXPLORE MORE
ESA's Heritage missions programme preserves 30 years of historical data from more than 45 satellite missions that are no longer operational....EXPLORE MORE
Third Party Missions
Through the TPM programme, ESA offers data from a wide range of EO satellite missions developed and operated by other agencies....EXPLORE MORE
ESA's Earth Watch programme consists of missions developed and operated in partnership with other organisations....EXPLORE MORE
The Copernicus Sentinel missions are state of the art Earth observation satellites developed as part of an initiative between ESA and the EC....EXPLORE MORE
Explore the European Space Agency's Earth Observation satellite missions. Learn all about ESA's dedicated Earth Explorers or collaborations with other agencies through the Third Party Missions programme
The Aeolus mission which was launched into space on 22 August 2018 and was retired on 30 April 2023, provided global observations of wind pr...
Swarm is dedicated to creating a highly detailed survey of Earth’s geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution as well as the electric fiel...
CryoSat determines variations in the thickness of continental ice sheets and marine ice cover. Europe's first ice mission is an advanced rad...
The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission is dedicated to making global observations of soil moisture over land and salinity over ...
The objective of the Biomass mission is to determine the global distribution of forest biomass....
EarthCARE will examine the role clouds and aerosols play in trapping infrared radiation emitted from Earth's surface....
The FLEX mission will provide global maps of vegetation fluorescence, which can be converted into an indicator of photosynthetic activity....
The PROBA-V mission provides multispectral images to study the evolution of the vegetation cover on a daily and global basis....
Third Party Missions
PROBA-1 is a technology demonstration satellite that later became an operational Earth observation mission....
ESA's Gravity field and Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) mission mapped Earth's geoid very accurately, opening a window into Earth's interi...
Envisat was ESA's successor to ERS. Envisat carried ten instruments aboard for a wide range of Earth observing fields. The mission was opera...
The ERS programme was composed of two missions, ERS-1 and ERS-2, which together observed the Earth for 20 years, from 1991 to 2011....
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