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THEMATIC AREA

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-1
Third Party Missions

PROBA-1

PROBA-1 is a technology demonstration satellite that later became an operational Earth observation mission.

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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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INSTRUMENTS

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.

a-spectrometers-radiometers

Heritage Missions

MERIS

The MERIS instrument aboard Envisat was primarily dedicated to providing ocean colour measurements.