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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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scientific highlights

Taal volcano blanketed by ash

The Philippines' Taal volcano erupted on 12 January 2020 – spewing an ash plume approximately 15 km high and forcing large-scale evacuations in the nearby area.

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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.

Envisat
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.

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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.

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MIPAS

MIPAS was an atmospheric instrument carried aboard the Envisat satellite.

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MERIS

The MERIS instrument aboard Envisat was primarily dedicated to providing ocean colour measurements.

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GOMOS

GOMOS is a medium resolution spectrometer covering the wavelength range from 250 nm to 950 nm.

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ASAR

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