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  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    Transforming space data into climate action

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are playing a key role in the revitalised global drive to combat climate change.

  • 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.

  • News - Data Release news

    News - Data Release news

    New reprocessing of datasets celebrates 30 years of ERS

    The ERS programme celebrated its 30th anniversary on 17 July. Today, we are still exploiting ERS data and experts continue to work on improving the altimeter, radiometer and SAR data the programme acquired.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    New ERS infographic

    To mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of ERS, we've released a new infographic summarising the mission.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    Spacelab-in-context.pdf

    This document provides an overview of Spacelab, a joint ESA-NASA laboratory that was carried aboard space shuttles from 1981 to 2000.

  • Tools - Apps

    Tools - Apps

    Heritage Missions app for iOS

    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.

  • 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.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    ARTEMIS-Paving-the-way-for-Europes-future-data-relay-land-mobile-and-Navigation-Services.pdf

    This brochure provides an overview of Artemis, ESAs telecommunications satellite.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    Understanding climate change from space

    This document describes ESA's Climate Change Initiative, and how it is intended to contribute towards monitoring and understanding the Earth's climate.

  • Instrument - Imaging Spectrometers/Radiometers

    Instrument - Imaging Spectrometers/Radiometers

    ATSR

    The Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR) on board ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission consisted of two instruments, an Infra-Red Radiometer and a Microwave Sounder.

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS-1/2 ATSR ARC Level 3 products [AT1/AT2_AVG_3PAARC]

    The recommended ATSR Level 3 products for Sea Surface Temperature (SST) applications are the ARC (ATSR Re-processing for Climate) Level 3 produc...

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS-1/2 ATSR Gridded Brightness Temperature/Reflectance [AT1/AT2_TOA_1P]

    The Gridded Brightness Temperature/Reflectance (GBTR) product contains top of atmosphere (TOA) brightness temperature (BT) values for the infra-...

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS-1/2 ATSR Gridded Surface Temperature [AT1/AT2_NR__2P]

    The Gridded Surface Temperature (GST) Product is the Level 2 full resolution geophysical product. The product contains gridded sea-surface tempe...

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS-1/2 ATSR Averaged Surface Temperature [AT1/AT2_AR__2P]

    The Averaged Surface Temperature Product (AST) contains averaged geophysical data at two different resolutions, and with respect to two differen...

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS-1/2 ATSR ARC L2P/L3U [UPA-L2P_GHRSST/L3U_GHRSST]

    The L2P product contains full resolution dual-view Sea Surface Temperature (SST) values. These SST use the ARC SST retrieval and cloud screening...

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS-1/2 ATSR Meteo Product [AT1/AT2_MET_2P]

    The data is a fast delivery Meteo product designed for use by meteorological offices, and contains averaged BT and SST at 10 arc minute resoluti...

  • Mission - Heritage Missions

    Mission - Heritage Missions

    ERS

    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.

  • Activity - Quality

    Activity - Quality

    SCIRoCCo

    The SCIRoCCo project is an interdisciplinary cooperation of scatterometry experts aimed at promoting the continuing exploitation of ESA's unique 20 years' worth of ERS Scatterometer data.

  • Document - Technical Note

    Document - Technical Note

    Quality Assessment of CERSAT Altimeter Products

    The first results of the CERSAT QIP and QPR quality assessments are presented in this report.

  • Document - User Guide

    Document - User Guide

    DMC-Product-Manual-for-the-DMC-Europe-2007-Coverage

    The data products supplied by DMCII are derived from images acquired by the DMC satellites. The primary payload on the DMC satellites is the SLIM-6 imager manufactured by SSTL, UK. This manual will aid users in their analysis of the data products to maximise the information they can extract from the DMC images by providing a thorough description of the data products, the imaging payload, the calibration procedure and the orthorectification process.