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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

ICEYE data available for assessment

The SAR user community is invited to participate to the call to assess the suitability of the ICEYE constellation, for science and EO-based applications.

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scientific highlights

Heritage data still widely used today

For about 30 years now, ESA satellites have been cruising some 800 km above our heads, collecting information about our planet-but why are older missions still so fundamental today?

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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.

ERS
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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Spire
third party missions

Spire

Spire Global's constellation of Lemur nanosatellites is designed, built, and operated by the company.

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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.

a-altimeters

RA-2

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

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ASAR

ASAR ensures continuity with the image mode (SAR) and the wave mode of the ERS-1/2 AMI.