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.

Operational News

PlanetScope and SkySat data now available

PlanetScope and SkySat missions under evaluation. Interested users can investigate suitability of the data for scientific and R&D activities.

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Operational News

Updated Precise Orbit data (POD) for the full ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission available

The Precise Orbit files (ERS.ORB.POD) for the entire ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission periods have been reprocessed with up-to-date standards.

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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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Operational News

ALOS PALSAR - Issue with level 1.0 Fine Beam (stripmap) acquisitions

ALOS FBS_RAW_0P and FBD_RAW_0P collections on the dissemination server - files contained in the .CEOS bundle are incorrectly named.

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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.

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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.

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Third Party Missions

ALOS

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

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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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Heritage Missions

MIPAS

MIPAS was an atmospheric instrument carried aboard the Envisat satellite.

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Third Party Missions

AVNIR-2

The Advanced Visible and Near-Infrared Radiometer-2 (AVNIR-2) was a visible and near infrared radiometer for observing land and coastal zones.

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Third Party Missions

PRISM

PRISM was a panchromatic radiometer with 2.5 m spatial resolution at nadir.