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  • Activity - Projects

    Activity - Projects

    Dragon 2 Cooperation Programme

    The Dragon Programme is a joint undertaking between ESA and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China designed to encourage increased exploitation of ESA and Chinese Earth Observation satellite data within China.

  • News - Data Release news

    News - Data Release news

    Release of new Envisat DORIS Precise Orbit data

    A new version of the Envisat Precise Orbit products has been generated by the Centre de Traitement Doris Poseidon (CTDP) using the Geophysical Data Records F standards (GDR-F). The new dataset (DOR_VOR_AX vF) is now available to users in Envisat format from the ESA dissemination service.

  • Document - Product Specifications

    Document - Product Specifications

    Envisat products specifications - Volume 9 - DORIS products specifications

    DORIS Products Specifications

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    New Earth Online Newsletter

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

  • Mission - Heritage Missions

    Mission - Heritage Missions


    Envisat was ESA's successor to ERS. Envisat carried ten instruments aboard for a wide range of Earth observing fields. The mission was operational from 2002 to 2012.

  • Campaign



    The THERMOPOLIS 2009 campaign mainly served the DUE “Urban Heat islands (UHI) and Urban Thermography (UT) Project”

  • Instrument - Positioning/Navigation

    Instrument - Positioning/Navigation


    DORIS was used to determine the precise location of Envisat in orbit.

  • News - Operational News

    News - Operational 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 - Workshop

    Event - Workshop

    CEOS-IVOS Workshop on Inter-comparison of Large Scale Optical and Infrared Sensors

    The 2004 workshop was an opportunity to present and exchange experiences and knowledge from work on inter-comparing large scale optical sensors at different product levels.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference


    This report describes the SPECTRA mission, one of the candidate Earth Explorers in the second cycle in 2001.

  • Document - Product Cal/Val Plan/Report

    Document - Product Cal/Val Plan/Report


    This note shortly summarizes the validation activities for the new rapid orbit and altimeter products RPD/ROPR for ERS-2. Besides internal quality measures the products are compared with the operational Preliminary Orbit (PRL) and the Quick-Look Ocean Product Records (QLOPR).

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference


    This is an article extracted from the ESA Bulletin Nr.148.

  • Document - Technical Note

    Document - Technical Note


    This document presents material from the 7th ERS National and Foreign Stations Operators Working Group Meeting, which took place in Toulouse, France, from 28 to 29 May 1998.

  • Document - Technical Note

    Document - Technical Note


    This document provides details on the user services set up in place at the F-PAC to insure data dissemination services. Both electronic and media dissemination are covered by this document.

  • Document - Technical Note

    Document - Technical Note


    This volume is the first of a 15 volume set of documents that comprises the Payload to Ground Segment Interface Control Document (PGICD). Volume 1 provides introductory information that is needed to understand both the purpose and scope of the PGICD as well as the concept of breaking the document into individual volumes.

  • Document - Product Document

    Document - Product Document


    This document defines all the products distributed by ESA/ESRIN for transmission over the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Global Telecommunication System (GTS). Products are defined in terms of their structure, content and format.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference


    This report illustrates the results obtained during the ESA-ESRIN/FAO Pilot Study conducted within the Remote Sensing Exploitation Department of ESA/ESRIN by Gianna Calabresi and Juerg Lichtenegger, with contributions from Jarkko Koskinen, presently with the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.

  • Document - Technical Note

    Document - Technical Note


    This document defines general standards to be followed during the initial development phases of processing software for the Envisat Payload Data Segment (PDS). The main activities during the different development steps are outlined and the documentation to be delivered at different stages is specified.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference


    This brochure celebrates the tenth anniversary of the ERS mission. ERS-1 was launched in 1991 and was joined by ERS-2 in 1995.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    Healing-the-Earth-Earth-Observation-Supporting-International-Environmental Conventions.pdf

    This article is extracted from ESA Bulletin Nr. 128.