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  • Mission - Heritage Missions

    Mission - Heritage Missions

    Envisat

    Envisat was ESA's successor to ERS. Envisat carried ten instruments aboard for a wide range of Earth observing fields. The mission was operational from 2002 to 2012.

  • Mission - Heritage Missions

    Mission - 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.

  • Instrument - Spectrometers/Radiometers

    Instrument - Spectrometers/Radiometers

    MWR (ERS)

    The microwave radiometer (MWR) instrument on board the ERS-1 and ERS-2 missions provided measurements of the integrated atmospheric water vapour column and cloud liquid water content.

  • Activity - Quality

    Activity - Quality

    SCIRoCCo

    The SCIRoCCo project is an interdisciplinary cooperation of scatterometry experts aimed at promoting the continuing exploitation of ESA's unique 20 years' worth of ERS Scatterometer data.

  • Tools - Analysis, Processing

    Tools - Analysis, Processing

    SNAP

    SNAP is a common architecture for all Sentinel Toolboxes.

  • News - Operational News

    News - Operational News

    ERS-1 Scatterometer L2 dataset processed with ASPS v10.04 is available online

    The reprocessed dataset together with corresponding ERS-2 data is now available.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Snow grain size - it matters

    Snow grain size is fundamental to the amount of sunlight that snow reflects back into space - its albedo.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Snowbound Italy

    Italy's usually associated with relatively warm weather, but this week it has fallen victim to the cold snap nicknamed Beast from the East.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Paradise lost

    Camp Fire in northern California, US, has, without doubt, been one of the most destructive. Sentinel data shows spread of aerosols and smoke.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Satellite Radar Altimetry: past and future

    Satellite radar altimetry measurements yield a wealth of information that can be used for a wide range of applications.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Spotlight on sea-level rise

    Scientists to share findings on how satellite has revealed changes in the height of the sea, ice, inland bodies of water and more.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Summer brown

    Satellite images show how the hot dry weather took its toll on vegetation.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    From green to brown in a month

    Proof of the long hot and dry spell Europe has been enduring over the last few weeks has been obtained from Sentinel-3 images.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    European drought

    These Copernicus Sentinel-3 images show how this year's heatwave has taken its toll on vegetation in northern Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Sentinel-3 flies tandem

    Sentinel-3 mission is to engage in some nifty orbital flying.

  • News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    Lake Van water height from Sentinel-3B

    Launched on 25 April 2018, Sentinel-3B delivered impressive first images. Now, the altimeter has measured the height of Lake Van in east Turkey.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    ESA and SAP look to World Space Alliance

    The first set of Sentinels for Copernicus is in orbit delivering a wealth of information. It opens up huge business opportunities.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    ESA teams ready for space

    The launch of Sentinel-3B will complete the Sentinel-3 constellation and represents the culmination of months of training to fly satellite.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Sentinel-3B launch preparations in full swing

    Sentinel-3B set for liftoff on 25 April, engineers steaming ahead with getting the next Copernicus satellite ready for its journey into orbit.

  • Instrument - Spectrometers/Radiometers

    Instrument - Spectrometers/Radiometers

    MWR (Envisat)

    The MWR aboard Envisat measured integrated atmospheric water vapour column and cloud liquid water.