THEMATIC AREA

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.

Scientific Highlights

Mapping our global human footprint

The importance of effective city planning and development will be essential in managing urban swells.

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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.

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Third Party Missions

Thermal Infra-Red Scanner (TIRS)

TIRS on Landsat 8 is a thermal imager that supplements observations from the OLI instrument.