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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.

Aeolus
earth explorers

Aeolus

The Aeolus mission provides global observations of wind profiles from space to improve the quality of weather forecasts, and to advance our understanding of atmospheric dynamics and climate processes.

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ALOS
third party missions

ALOS

The Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) was a Japanese Earth-imaging satellite from JAXA

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Aura
third party missions

Aura

NASA's Aura mission studies the chemistry and dynamics of Earth's atmosphere from the ground through the mesosphere.

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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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COSMO-SkyMed
third party missions

COSMO-SkyMed

COSMO-SkyMed is an Italian Earth-imaging constellation consisting of four identical satellites which launched between 2007 and 2010.

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CryoSat
earth explorers

CryoSat

CryoSat determines variations in the thickness of continental ice sheets and marine ice cover. Europe's first ice mission is an advanced radar altimeter specifically designed to monitor the most dynamic sections of Earth's cryosphere.

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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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Deimos-1
third party missions

Deimos-1

Deimos-1 is part of a group of satellites collectively known as the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC).

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Deimos-2
third party missions

Deimos-2

Deimos-2 is the second satellite of the Deimos Earth Observation system, following Deimos-1.

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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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