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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

RapidEye South America

ESA, in collaboration with BlackBridge, has collected this RapidEye dataset of level 3A tiles covering more than 6 million km2 of South American...

Data Description

RapidEye time series for Sentinel-2

The European Space Agency, in collaboration with BlackBridge collected 2 time series datasets with a 5 day revisit at high resolution: February ...

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RapidEye Full archive and tasking

RapidEye is a constellation composed by 5 optical satellites operated by Planet. The RapidEye Level 3A Ortho Tile, both Visual (in natural colou...

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RapidEye ESA archive

The RapidEye ESA archive is a subset of the RapidEye Full archive that ESA collected over the years. The dataset regularly grows as ESA collects...

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

New life for Landsat historical data

45 years of data, more than 1.8 million images, these are the numbers of an adventure started 48 years ago with the launch of the first Landsat satellite.

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General News

Fire red lines

Sentinel-2 captures one of the largest wildfires recorded in Arizona, US. It has destroyed swathes of vegetation across Superstition Mountain.

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General News

Rare lava lake

This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image shows Mount Michael, an activate stratovolcano in the South Sandwich Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

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General News

German wildfire

A wildfire broke out at a military training site in L├╝btheen, Germany.

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General News

Desert greenery

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought initiative celebrates the 25 years of progress made in sustainable land management.

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General News

Unexpected snow in Australia

This image, captured on 4 June by Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, shows the unusual layer of snow over the Southern Tablelands, Australia.

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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.

IRS-1C and IRS-1D
Third Party Missions

IRS-1C and IRS-1D

The Indian Remote Sensing satellites IRS-1C and IRS-1D were identical Earth-imaging satellites operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation.

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Landsat Series
Third Party Missions

Landsat Series

The Landsat series is the world's longest running system of satellites for moderate-resolution optical remote sensing for land, coastal areas and shallow waters.

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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 - Training

Advanced Ocean Synergy Training Course

An Advanced Ocean Synergy Training Course organised by ESA will be held in Chania, Crete, Greece from 4 to 8 November 2019.

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EVENT - Meeting

3rd Sentinel-2 Validation Team Meeting

This Sentinel-2 Validation Team (S2VT) meeting was the third edition of a meeting series, initiated in 2016. The S2VT is organised under the auspices of ESA, CNES, and ENSEEIHT.

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TOOLS & TOOLBOXES

Find the tools you need to visualise, analyse and process the European Space Agency's Earth observation data.

TOOLS - Visualisation

EVDC Orbit Prediction Tool

The EVDC Orbit Prediction and Overpass Tool generates and visualises satellite's overpasses. Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

ACTIVITY - Cal/Val activities

S2L8VegStruc

The Retrieval of vegetation structural variables from Sentinel-2/Landsat 8 time series study's objective is to test and validate the capabilities for the retrieval of structural variables. Read more

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

Third Party Missions

Multi Spectral Scanner (MSS)

The Multi Spectral Scanner (MSS) instrument was carried aboard the Landsat 1 to 5 satellites.

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