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  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    Third-Party-Missions-brochure.pdf

    This brochure summarises ESA's Third Party Missions programme, providing a timeline and examples of content related to some of the missions.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    New open-source Python library improves rapid mapping services

    In emergency services, rapid response is paramount. ICube-SERTIT’s Rapid Mapping Service provides near real-time delivery of geo-information to help emergency services respond quickly to disasters such as flooding, fires and landslides. A new Python open-source library, called EOReader, speeds up this mapping response by enabling the easy opening of imagery from multiple satellite sensors, both optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR).

  • News - Maintenance News

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA Third Party Missions collections maintenance 15 November 2021

    A planned software maintenance will affect ESA's Third Party Missions data dissemination service next Monday 15 November 2021 from 07:30 to 08:30 UTC

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Third Party Missions infographic

    ESA’s Third Party Missions programme consists of almost 50 satellite missions, which are owned by organisations around the world. ESA has agreements with these organisations to acquire, process, and distribute data from their missions

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    Earth Observation data to improve navigation risk modelling and shipping routes

    With the increased frequency of shipping activities, such as tourism and transport of freights, navigation safety has become a major concern. Even if new technologies have already supplied aids to pilots for navigation risk reduction, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) reports that the majority of accidents could have been avoided by providing suitable input to the navigation decision-making process — this is where Earth Observation data can represent complementary information, to improve traffic monitoring and guidance along safe routes.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    ESA Third Party Missions timeline

    We've released a new timeline to illustrate the history of the ESA Third Party Missions.

  • News - Data Release news

    News - Data Release news

    COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation data now open to users

    COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG) is now part of ESA's Third Party Missions Programme, in which ESA has an agreement with ASI to distribute data products from the mission.

  • Mission - Third Party Missions

    Mission - Third Party Missions

    COSMO SkyMed Series

    COSMO-SkyMed (COnstellation of small Satellites for the Mediterranean basin Observation) Series aims to provide global Earth observation that can be repeated several times a day in all-weather conditions.

  • Mission - Third Party Missions

    Mission - Third Party Missions

    COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation

    COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation is at the forefront of radar technology, will ensure improvements and guarantee continuity with the First Generation CSK satellites, preserving the high quality and the highest precision features, both required for the interferometric activities.

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    COSMO-SkyMed full archive and tasking

    The archive and new tasking X-band SAR products are available from COSMO-Skymed (CSK) and COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG) missions in ScanS...

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation ready for take-off

    The first COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG) satellite is ready to join the other four COSMO-SkyMed (CSK) satellites already in orbit

  • Event - Training

    Event - Training

    5th Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry 2019

    The course was dedicated to training the next generation of EO scientists to exploit dual and fully polarimetric data for science and applications development.