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.
Instrument - Interferometric Radiometers
The MIRAS instrument is a passive microwave 2-D interferometric radiometer onboard the SMOS satellite.
Instrument - Accelerometers
The main objective of GOCE's EGG was to measure the three components of the Gravity-Gradient Tensor.
Instrument - Radar Altimeters
The RA-2 instrument aboard Envisat acquired radar altimetry data over ocean, land and ice surfaces.
Instrument - GPS
SSTI was a state-of-the-art GPS receiver on GOCE that was designed to operate in a low-Earth orbit.