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  • Mission - Earth Explorers

    Mission - Earth Explorers

    Aeolus

    The Aeolus mission provides global observations of wind profiles from space to improve the quality of weather forecasts, and to advance our understanding of atmospheric dynamics and climate processes.

  • Mission - Earth Explorers

    Mission - Earth Explorers

    CryoSat

    CryoSat determines variations in the thickness of continental ice sheets and marine ice cover. Europe's first ice mission is an advanced radar altimeter specifically designed to monitor the most dynamic sections of Earth's cryosphere.

  • Mission - Earth Explorers

    Mission - 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

  • Mission - Third Party Missions

    Mission - Third Party Missions

    PROBA-1

    PROBA-1 is a technology demonstration satellite that later became an operational Earth observation mission.

  • Mission - Heritage Missions

    Mission - Heritage Missions

    Envisat

    Envisat was ESA's successor to ERS. Envisat carried ten instruments aboard for a wide range of Earth observing fields. The mission was operational from 2002 to 2012.

  • Mission - Heritage Missions

    Mission - 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.

  • Event - Conference, Sessions

    Event - Conference, Sessions

    Living Planet Symposium 2022

    ESA’s Living Planet Symposium is the biggest Earth observation conference in the world. Join us in Bonn, Germany, for the next symposium.

  • News - Data Release news

    News - Data Release news

    New reprocessing of datasets celebrates 30 years of ERS

    The ERS programme celebrated its 30th anniversary on 17 July. Today, we are still exploiting ERS data and experts continue to work on improving the altimeter, radiometer and SAR data the programme acquired.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    New ERS infographic

    To mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of ERS, we've released a new infographic summarising the mission.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    Spacelab-in-context.pdf

    This document provides an overview of Spacelab, a joint ESA-NASA laboratory that was carried aboard space shuttles from 1981 to 2000.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    News - Scientific Highlights

    WorldView-3 satellite maps methane plumes at very high spatial resolution

    Substantial advances have been made in the last years towards the detection and quantification of methane emissions from space- very high spatial resolution data from the WorldView-3 satellite can fill an important observational gap in the remote sensing of methane point emissions.

  • Tools - Apps

    Tools - Apps

    CryoSat app for Android

    Download the CryoSat application to discover what the mission is about, how it works and what the elements of the space and ground segment that makes this mission unique are.

  • Tools - Apps

    Tools - Apps

    CryoSat app for iPad

    Download the CryoSat application to discover what the mission is about, how it works and what the elements of the space and ground segment that makes this mission unique are.

  • Tools - Apps

    Tools - Apps

    CryoSat app for iPhone

    Download the CryoSat application to discover what the mission is about, how it works and what the elements of the space and ground segment that makes this mission unique are.

  • Tools - Apps

    Tools - Apps

    ERS app for iOS

    Download the ERS application to discover what the mission is about, how it works and what the elements of the space and ground segment that makes this mission unique are.

  • Tools - Apps

    Tools - Apps

    ERS app for Android

    Download the ERS application to discover what the mission is about, how it works and what the elements of the space and ground segment that makes this mission unique are.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Copernicus Sentinels to help measure Earth's biomass

    The amount of carbon stored in Earth's forests and how it is changing will be measured in the forthcoming Climate Change Initiative Biomass project.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    ARTEMIS-Paving-the-way-for-Europes-future-data-relay-land-mobile-and-Navigation-Services.pdf

    This brochure provides an overview of Artemis, ESAs telecommunications satellite.

  • Document - Technical Note

    Document - Technical Note

    ALOS-PALSAR-processor-software-release-note.pdf

    This document is the software release note for ALOS PALSAR processor version 5.04 and includes history of all updates to the previous versions of the processor.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Special event for 10th anniversary of SMOS

    Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS - an event to mark the 10th anniversary of SMOS mission.