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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.

Swarm
Earth Explorers

Swarm

Swarm is dedicated to creating a highly detailed survey of the Earth’s geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution as well as the electric field in the atmosphere using a constellation of three identical satellites.

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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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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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SkySat
Third Party Missions

SkySat

SkySat is a constellation of high-resolution Earth imaging satellites from the commercial company Planet.

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