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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.

  • Mission - Heritage Missions

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    ERS Radar Course 1

    Therefore, microwaves easily penetrate clouds, and images can be acquired independently of the current weather conditions.

  • Mission - Earth Explorers

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    CRYO2ICE

    The measurements will also help map snow over the poles and advance our understanding of currents in polar oceans, with further applications expected in

  • Mission - Earth Explorers

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    CryoSat Data

    Access is provided to all CryoSat systematic data acquired according to the current geographical mode mask.

  • Mission - Earth Explorers

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    CryoSat Objectives

    The density increase causes the surface waters to sink – in essence acting as a pump, driving cold, deep ocean currents from the polar regions towards

  • Mission - Third Party Missions

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    ALOS Objectives

    related analysis) Oceanography and coastal zone-related research (oil spill, high-resolution DEM) Coastal zones, sea surface wind, wave height, wave current

  • Mission - Earth Explorers

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    CryoSat Overview

    is used for planning the main CryoSat instruments and it is generated at the beginning of every orbital repetition cycle around two months before the current

  • Mission - Heritage Missions

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    ERS Radar Course 2

    Therefore, microwaves easily penetrate clouds, and images can be acquired independently of the current weather conditions.

  • Mission - Heritage Missions

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    ERS Radar Course 3

    Therefore, microwaves easily penetrate clouds, and images can be acquired independently of the current weather conditions.

  • Mission - Heritage Missions

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    ERS Overview

    On a global scale, the two ERS satellites expanded our understanding of the interaction between the oceans and atmosphere, ocean currents and changes in

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