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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

SeaSat ESA archive

The Seasat ESA archive collection mainly covers Europe during the full life of the mission. The products are available as: - Level-1 SAR Ellipso...

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GOCE Online Dissemination Service

Download data from the GOCE mission through the ESA GOCE Online Dissemination Service. The data is freely available without registration.

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

Gravity Field Models from Swarm data

In addition to its geomagnetic objectives, GPS receivers onboard Swarm can and have already been exploited to measure temporal variations in Earth's global gravity field.

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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.

SMOS
Earth Explorers

SMOS

The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission is dedicated to making global observations of soil moisture over land and salinity over oceans

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GOCE
Earth Explorers

GOCE

ESA's Gravity field and Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) mission mapped Earth's geoid very accurately, opening a window into Earth's interior structure as well as the currents circulating within the depths of its oceans. 

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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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Earth Explorers

SSTI

SSTI was a state-of-the-art GPS receiver on GOCE that was designed to operate in a low-Earth orbit.

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Heritage Missions

RA-2

The RA-2 instrument aboard Envisat acquired radar altimetry data over ocean, land and ice surfaces.

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Earth Explorers

EGG

The main objective of GOCE's EGG was to measure the three components of the Gravity-Gradient Tensor.

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Earth Explorers

MIRAS

The MIRAS instrument is a passive microwave 2-D interferometric radiometer onboard the SMOS satellite.