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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 - Earth Explorers

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    GOCE

    field and Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) mission mapped Earth's geoid very accurately, opening a window into Earth's interior structure as well as the currents

  • Mission - Earth Explorers

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    FLEX

    Currently it is not possible to measure photosynthetic activity from space, but FLEX's novel instrument will be capable of achieving this.

  • Mission - Third Party Missions

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    WorldView Series

    Owned by Maxar, the first three satellites in the series are currently operational, and they have been supplying imagery since 2007.

  • Mission - Third Party Missions

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    PlanetScope

    PlanetScope Camera The PlanetScope camera on each DOVE cubesat operates currently in eight bands - red edge, red, green, green I, yellow, blue, coastal

  • Mission - Earth Explorers

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    GOCE Objectives

    Ocean circulation plays a crucial role in climate regulation by transporting heat from low to high latitudes in surface waters, while currents cooled at

  • Mission - Earth Explorers

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    SMOS Objectives

    SMOS Science The SMOS mission is a direct response to the current lack of global observations of soil moisture and ocean salinity which are needed to further

  • Mission - Third Party Missions

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    RapidEye Objectives

    Fast turnaround of imagery showed current ground conditions following disasters.

  • Mission - Earth Explorers

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    SSTI ANTEX Data

    GOCE SSTI-A PCVs data were generated from 154 days in 2009 GOCE SSTI-B PCVs data were generated from the available data in 2010-2012 The current versions

  • Mission - Third Party Missions

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    GEOSAT-1 Overview

    In 2005, SSTL started planning for second generation DMC missions - with improved imaging capabilities - to be added to the current first generation DMC

  • 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 - Heritage Missions

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    GOCE re-entry dataset

    and a special set of data with further dynamical and environmental information such as on-board magnetometer measurements of Earth's magnetic field, currents

  • Mission - Third Party Missions

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    COSMO-SkyMed SG Overview

    The position of CSG-2, as currently defined by ASI and I-MoD (Italian Ministry of Defence) is at 180° from CSG-1.

  • Mission - Third Party Missions

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    Pléiades Neo Overview

    Currently, with only the first two satellites in orbit, they are positioned in their final orbit 180° apart.

  • Mission - Earth Explorers

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    SMOS Overview

    Mission Background The SMOS mission is a direct response to the current lack of global observations of soil moisture and ocean salinity, which are needed

  • Mission - Earth Explorers

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    GOCE Overview

    the combination of sea-surface height mapped by altimeters and the knowledge of the precise ocean geoid that has improved our understanding of surface currents

  • 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 - Heritage Missions

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    Envisat Objectives

    Surface Topography x x x Turbidity x Wave Characteristics x x Near Surface Wind x x 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 - Earth Watch

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    PROBA-V Products Information

    Online access to the current collection (C0) will be discontinued by the end of February 2017.

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