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  • News - Data Release news

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    Sample data products from ESA’s Third Party Missions

    Samples of data products from a range of Third Party Missions are now available to download, offering a preview of what these missions provide.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    Remote sensing data underpin research on soil

    Environmental data disseminated by ESA’s Earth observation programmes provide knowledge about the stresses on Earth’s soils – aiding many applications such as crop management, drought and flood forecasting, and ecosystem protection.

  • News - General News

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    International collaboration: Summarising ESA’s Third Party Missions

    ESA’s Third Party Missions programme consists of more than 50 missions from around the world. Learn more about the Third Party Missions in this video.

  • Document - Data Access Information

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    ESA-archive-third-party-mission-collections.pdf

    Discover the ESA archive data collections offered for the Third Party Missions programme.

  • Tools - Catalogues

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    FedEO

    FedEO is a data catalogue that provides a unique entry point to a number of scientific catalogues and services for, but not limited to, European and Canadian missions.

  • Tools - Catalogues

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    EO CAT

    EO CAT is a data catalogue, offering a Next Generation Earth Observation system designed to manage end-user Earth Observation services.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    How satellite data help to shape society

    Data from ESA’s Earth observation archives are improving understanding of the interactions between human activities and the environment, helping to power green economic development and boosting prosperity in Europe and beyond.

  • News - Infographics

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    A summary of ESA Third Party Mission collections

    A new summary is available, showcasing the ESA archives for Third Party Mission collections.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    Space helps monitor Earth’s changing biosphere

    Earth’s biosphere is continually changing. Through its pioneering Earth observation missions, ESA is making critical contributions to monitor these changes and their impacts on Earth’s water and carbon cycles.

  • Document - General Reference

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    Heritage Space Programme interactive brochure

    Learn about ESA's Heritage Space Programme in this interactive brochure.

  • Document - General Reference

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    Heritage Missions brochure

    This brochure describes ESA's Heritage Space Programme and includes infographics describing some of the missions in the programme.

  • News - Infographics

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    An overview of ESA's Third Party Missions programme

    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

  • Data - Project Proposal (Restrained)

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    RapidEye Full archive

    The RapidEye Level 3A Ortho Tile, both Visual (in natural colour) and Analytic (multispectral), full archive products are available as part of Planet imagery offer. The RapidEye Ortho Tile product (L3A) is radiometric, sensor and geometrically corrected (by using DEMs with a post spacing of between 30 and 90 metres) and aligned to a cartographic map projection. Ground Control Points (GCPs) are used in the creation of every image and the accuracy of the product will vary from region to region based on available GCPs. Product Components Image File – GeoTIFF file that contains image data and geolocation information Metadata File – XML format metadata file Unusable Data Mask (UDM) file – GeoTIFF format Bands 3-band natural color (blue, green, red) or 5-band multispectral image (blue, green, red, red edge, near-infrared) Ground Sampling Distance 6.5 m at nadir (average at reference altitude 475 km) Projection UTM WGS84 Accuracy Depends on the quality of the reference data used (GCPs and DEMs) The products are available as part of the Planet provision from RapidEye, Skysat and PlanetScope constellations. RapidEye collection has worldwide coverage: the Planet Explorer Catalogue can be accessed (Planet registration requested) to discover and check the data readiness. All details about the data provision, data access conditions and quota assignment procedure are described in the Terms of Applicability.

  • News - Infographics

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    ESA Third Party Missions timeline

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

  • Tools - Other

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    Forestry TEP

    The Forestry Thematic Exploitation Platform (TEP) enables users in the forestry sector to access satellite data based processing services and tools for generating value-added forest information products.

  • Tools - Analysis

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    ESA PDGS Jupyter Notebook

    A series of Jupyter Notebooks are available, in order to understand how to exploit the API that provides the data access service for different types of datasets included in the ESA PDGS datacube.

  • News - General News

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    ESA's new DataCube service is now available

    ESA is pleased to announce the deployment of a new service, called ESA PDGS-DataCube, enabling multi-temporal and pixel-based access to a subset of the data available in the European Space Agency dissemination services.

  • News - General News

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    ESA’s Earth Observation Catalogue and its services

    EO-CAT is the EO Catalogue tool allowing users to search ESA and Third Party Mission collections.

  • Document - User Guide

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    TPM-L-OADS-dissemination-service-User-Manual.pdf

    This guide describes the Third Party Missions Dissemination System.

  • News - Success Stories

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    RapidEye constellation retirement

    After 11 years in operation, surpassing a design lifetime of 7 years, the RapidEye constellation will be retired in March 2020.