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  • News - Events and Proceedings

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Data preservation takes centre stage at Living Planet Symposium

    Against the backdrop of the famed Rhine River, world-class scientists and Earth observation data-users are gathered this week in the historical city of Bonn, at the Living Planet Symposium (LPS).

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Introducing Mirko Albani

    In this short introduction, ESA's Heritage Missions Programme Manager describes what he likes most about ESA's long term archive of satellite mission data and his role in the programme.

  • Activity - Projects

    Activity - Projects

    Dragon 2 Cooperation Programme

    The Dragon 2 Programme focussed on the exploitation of ESA, ESA's Third Party Missions and Chinese Earth observation data for science and applications development in land, ocean and atmospheric applications.

  • Tools - Apps

    Tools - Apps

    Heritage Missions app for Android

    Download the Heritage Missions application to discover what the missions were about, how it worked and what the elements of the space and ground segment that make these missions unique.

  • Instrument - Positioning/Navigation

    Instrument - Positioning/Navigation

    PRARE

    The Precise Range And Range-Rate Equipment (PRARE) was a microwave tracking system on board the ERS-1 and ERS-2 missions.

  • Instrument - Laser Ranging

    Instrument - Laser Ranging

    LRR ERS

    The Laser Retro-Reflector (LRR), on board the ERS-1 and ERS-2 missions, was an optical device for accurate satellite tracking from the ground to support instrument data evaluation.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    New Earth Online Newsletter

    Stay up to date with the latest news in our newsletter.

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS PRARE Precise Orbit Product (ERS.ORB.POD/ERS.ORB/PRC)

    The precise orbit results from a data reduction process in which all available tracking data (Single-Lens Reflex, radar altimeter crossovers, PR...

  • News - Data Release news

    News - Data Release news

    Updated Precise Orbit data (POD) for the full ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission available

    The Precise Orbit files (ERS.ORB.POD) for the entire ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission periods have been reprocessed with up-to-date standards.

  • Event - Conference, Sessions

    Event - Conference, Sessions

    Living Planet Symposium 2019

    ESA's Living Planet Symposia are amongst the biggest Earth observation conferences in the world. Scientists present their latest findings on Earth's environment and climate.

  • Event - Workshop

    Event - Workshop

    Applications of the ERS Along Track Scanning Radiometer Workshop 1999

    The workshop on ERS mission's Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR) instrument gathered researchers and specialists working on different applications of the mission.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    BIOMASS-Report-for-Mission-Selection-An-Earth-Explorer-to-observe-forest-biomass.pdf

    The objective of the BIOMASS Mission is to determine the global distribution of forest biomass by reducing the uncertainty in the calculation of carbon stock and fluxes associated with the terrestrial biosphere.

  • Document - Proceedings

    Document - Proceedings

    ERS-Envisat-symposium-proceedings.pdf

    This document contains the proceedings of the ERS-Envisat Symposium, which took place in 2000.

  • Document - Proceedings

    Document - Proceedings

    Advances-in-Atmospheric-Science-and-Applications.pdf

    Proceedings in Advances in Atmospheric Science and Applications held in 18-22 June 2012 in Bruges, Belgium.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    CoReH2O-Report-for-Mission-Selection-An-Earth-Explorer-to-observe-snow-and-ice.pdf

    This report describes the CoReH2O (Cold Regions Hydrology high-resolution Observatory) mission, which was selected for feasibility study in the third cycle of Earth Explorers.

  • Document - Product Handbook

    Document - Product Handbook

    ERS-Altimeter-and-Orbit-Global-Products-Manual.pdf

    This manual covers ERS Altimeter and Orbit products.