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INSTRUMENT TYPE
MISSION

Data

Discover and download the Earth observation data you need from the broad catalogue of missions the European Space Agency operate and support.

data description

IKONOS ESA archive

ESA maintains an archive of IKONOS Geo Ortho Kit data previously requested through the TPM scheme. The imagery products gathered from IKONOS are...

data catalogues

EO CAT

EO CAT is the Next Generation Earth Observation system designed to manage end-user Earth Observation services.

data catalogues

FedEO

FedEO provides a unique entry point to a number of scientific catalogues and services for, but not limited to, European and Canadian missions.

News

Discover the latest news on the European Space Agency's Earth Observation activities. Learn all about new data availability and how ESA's missions are performing.

general news

Monitoring Earth’s skin heat for crops and climate

A bright red twin-engined aircraft, equipped with ultra-high-resolution thermal imaging technology has been scouring the agricultural heartlands

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general news

Thales Alenia Space leads the build of photosynthesis mission

A new contract seals the deal for Thales Alenia Space to lead the consortium that is building ESA's photosynthesis mission: FLEX.

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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.

FLEX
earth explorers

FLEX

The FLEX mission will provide global maps of vegetation fluorescence, which can be converted into an indicator of photosynthetic activity.

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IKONOS-2
third party missions

IKONOS-2

At the time of its launch, IKONOS-2 brought imagery rivalling that of military spy satellites to the commercial market.

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Events

Learn about upcoming Earth observation conferences, workshops and training courses that the European Space Agency organise or support. Discover the results of past events, which may provide useful reference or material for your work.

EVENT - meeting

Fluorescence (FLEX) 2019

FLEX 2019 took place in Davos, Switzerland from 5 to 8 March 2019. The meeting consisted of a series of events addressing remote sensing of vegetation fluorescence.

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OTHER RESOURCES

Browse through mission documentation and reports, and learn more about European Space Agency Earth Observation projects and opportunities.

DOCUMENT - User Guide

1 Mar 2019

ESA's Earth Observation Third Party Missions - Data Access Guide

The scope of this guide is to help users identify the various types of data that are available from the Third Party Missions, the applications that the data may be used for, and the procedures required for access - including registration, search, selection and retrieval of the data of interest. Download