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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.

PROBA-V
Earth Watch

PROBA-V

The PROBA-V mission provides multispectral images to study the evolution of the vegetation cover on a daily and global basis.

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ERS
Heritage Missions

ERS

The ERS programme was composed of two missions, ERS-1 and ERS-2, which together observed the Earth for 20 years, from 1991 to 2011.

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Biomass
Earth Explorers

Biomass

The objective of the Biomass mission is to determine the global distribution of forest biomass.

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WorldView-1
Third Party Missions

WorldView-1

WorldView-1 helped meet the growing commercial demand for multi-spectral geospatial imagery.

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IRS-1C and IRS-1D
Third Party Missions

IRS-1C and IRS-1D

The Indian Remote Sensing satellites IRS-1C and IRS-1D were identical Earth-imaging satellites operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation.

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WorldView Series
Third Party Missions

WorldView Series

The WorldView constellation are environment-monitoring satellites, from DigitalGlobe, have been supplying imagery since 2007.

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DMC First Generation
Third Party Missions

DMC First Generation

The Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) is a constellation of microsatellites formerly coordinated by DMCii to provide frequent observations of the Earth for monitoring natural disasters.

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RADARSAT
Third Party Missions

RADARSAT

The RADARSAT programme consists of a pair of remote sensing satellites from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).

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Deimos
Third Party Missions

Deimos

The Deimos series consists of Deimos-1 and Deimos-2 mission. They are Earth imaging satellites. Deimos-2, a high resolution satellite, became the first European fully-private satellite capable of providing sub-metric multi-spectral imagery.

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SPOT
Third Party Missions

SPOT

The SPOT (from French "Satellite pour l'Observation de la Terre") series of missions has been supplying high-resolution, wide-area optical imagery since 1986.

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