Mission Programmes

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.

Earth Explorers

ESA's Earth Explorer missions are dedicated to addressing key scientific challenges identified by the EO community.

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Heritage Missions

ESA's Heritage missions programme preserves 30 years of historical data from more than 45 satellite missions that are no longer operational.

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Third Party Missions

Through the TPM programme, ESA offers data from a wide range of EO satellite missions developed and operated by other agencies.

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Earth Watch

ESA's Earth Watch programme consists of missions developed and operated in partnership with other organisations.

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Copernicus Sentinels

The Copernicus Sentinel missions are state of the art Earth observation satellites developed as part of an initiative between ESA and the EC.

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Featured Missions

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