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INSTRUMENT TYPE

Data

Discover and download the Earth observation data you need from the broad catalogue of missions the European Space Agency operate and support.

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EO-SSO registration

Learn how to register an EO-SSO account, which is required to access some data and submit proposals for data.

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Data registration and proposals profile

Access your profile to see your requested data products or registrations and proposals you have submitted. An active EO-SSO account is required.

data download

ERS/Envisat (A)SAR OADS/HTTPS

Download (A)SAR products generated on the fly through ESA Online Dissemination system. The data is freely available to registered users.

data download

TPM LOADS

Download data from TPMs through the ESA TPM Online Dissemination system. The data is freely available to registered EO-SSO users.

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

Mission continuity

Long-term availability of Earth observation data from a given instrument is crucial to many data users and their research—but just how does it work?

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operational news

Updated Precise Orbit data (POD) for the full ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission available

The Precise Orbit files (ERS.ORB.POD) for the entire ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission periods have been reprocessed with up-to-date standards.

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general news

The heat is on

With much of Europe in the grip of a heatwave, it is one that is setting record highs for June.

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operational news

ERS-1 Scatterometer L2 dataset processed with ASPS v10.04 is available online

The reprocessed dataset together with corresponding ERS-2 data is now available.

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scientific highlights

Snow grain size - it matters

Snow grain size is fundamental to the amount of sunlight that snow reflects back into space - its albedo.

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scientific highlights

Monitoring Earth's shifting land

By using radar data acquired by Sentinel-1 mission over time, ground deformation maps can be created to provide a regional monitoring system.

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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.

TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X
third party missions

TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X

The TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellites feature a unique geometric accuracy that is unmatched by any other spaceborne sensor.

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RADARSAT
third party missions

RADARSAT

The RADARSAT programme consists of a pair of remote sensing satellites from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).

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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 - analysis

SNAP

SNAP is a common architecture for all Sentinel Toolboxes. Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

ACTIVITY - fiducial reference measurements

FRM4STS: Fiducial Reference Measurements for validation of Surface Temperatures

FRM4STS is an ESA funded project, to establish and maintain SI traceability of global Fiducial Reference Measurements (FRM) for satellite derived surface temperature product validation. 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-imaging-radars

SAR (JERS-1)

The JERS-1 mission had a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) on board.

scatterometers

SAR (ERS-2)

The SAR instrument aboard ERS-2 was capable of high precision change detection of surface heights.

a-imaging-radars

SAR (ERS-1)

The ERS-1 satellite, launched on 17 July 1991, carried a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR).