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INSTRUMENT TYPE
INSTRUMENT

Data

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

data description

Proba-1 HRC

All Proba-1 passes are systematically acquired according to the current acquisition plan, HRC data are processed every day to Level 1A ...

data description

Proba-1 CHRIS Level 1A

Proba-1 passes are systematically acquired according to the current acquisition plan, CHRIS data are processed every day to Level 1A and...

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.

events and proceedings

VH-RODA: Very High-resolution Radar & Optical Data Assessment workshop

The workshop, hosted by ESA/ESRIN, will provide an open forum for the presentation and discussion of the current status and future deve...

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general news

The Earthnet Programme: 40 years of evolution and future challenges

TV industry and computers with relatively low power and little memory size in comparison to current standards, resulting in high costs a...

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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.

PROBA-1
third party missions

PROBA-1

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

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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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Events

Learn about upcoming Earth observation conferences, workshops and training courses that the European Space Agency organise or support. Discover the results of past events, which may provide useful reference or material for your work.

EVENT - meeting

VH-RODA and CEOS SAR workshop

The workshop, hosted by ESA/ESRIN, provided an open forum for the presentation and discussion of current status and future developments...

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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 - processing

PolSARpro

The current version of PolSARpro is 6 Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

ACTIVITY - instrument characterisation and algorithm studies

ESA satellites and instruments calibration landing page

ESA satellites and instruments calibration landing page 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-spectrometers-radiometers

CHRIS DESCRIPTION

IR spectral band (SWIR, typically out to 2400nm), in addition to the visible/near-IR (VNIR) band current covered by CHRIS

p-photon-optical-detectors

HRC

HRC is a black and white camera with a miniaturised telescope on the PROBA-1 mission.

a-spectrometers-radiometers

Multi Spectral Scanner (MSS)

The Multi Spectral Scanner (MSS) instrument was carried aboard the Landsat 1 to 5 satellites.

Campaigns

Learn about the ground-based, ship-borne, balloon-borne, and airborne campaigns and small satellite field experiments that validate orbiting ESA EO satellites and support future mission development.

TerraSAR SIM

TerraSAR SIM

The current mission design envisages flying two separate radars on separate platforms

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OTHER RESOURCES

Browse through mission documentation and reports, and learn more about European Space Agency Earth Observation projects and opportunities.

DOCUMENT - User Guide

1 Mar 2019

ESA's Earth Observation Third Party Missions - Data Access Guide

Summary of Current and Potential Third Party Missions and Instruments 21 4.4 Timeline of Current Missions 23 4.5 ESA Archive Copies/Collections 24 4.6 Featured Datasets 24 4.7 Understanding Your Download