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Explore the many instruments the European Space Agency use to observe the Earth. ESA offer data from a wide range of optical, radar, atmospheric, altimetric and gravimetric instrumentation.

scatterometers

WS (ERS-2)

The ERS-2 Wind Scatterometer obtained information on wind speed and direction at the sea surface.

scatterometers

WS (ERS-1)

The ERS-1 Wind Scatterometer was designed to measure wind over the oceans.

p-magnetic-field-electric-field-instruments

VFM

The Vector Field Magnetometer is the primary instrument carried aboard the Swarm satellites.

p-sr-spectrometers

Vegetation (VGT)

The main PROBA-V payload is the Vegetation sensor (VGT): a multispectral pushbroom spectrometer.

p-thermal-radiation-detectors

Thermal Infra-Red Scanner (TIRS)

TIRS on Landsat 8 is a thermal imager that supplements observations from the OLI instrument.

a-spectrometers-radiometers

Thematic Mapper (TM)

The Thematic Mapper (TM) was a multispectral scanning radiometer on Landsat 4 and Landsat 5.

p-magnetic-field-electric-field-instruments

STR (Swarm)

The Swarm Star Trackers retrieve information on the precise satellite orientation and attitude.

a-positioning-navigation

SSTI

SSTI was a state-of-the-art GPS receiver on GOCE that was designed to operate in a low-Earth orbit.

a-altimeters

SIRAL

SIRAL (SAR Interferometer Radar Altimeter) is the primary instrument onboard ESA's CryoSat mission.

a-spectrometers-radiometers

SCIAMACHY

SCIAMACHY was an instrument aboard the Envisat satellite that measured atmospheric chemistry.