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ESOV Software Tools (ESOV NG)

ESOV - the Earth Observation Swath and Orbit Visualisation tool - provides users with the means to visualise the instrument swaths of all ESA Earth Observation Satellites and assist in understanding where and when satellite measurements are made and ground contact is possible.

The ESOV NG software is a free tool made available to any user involved in the ESA Earth Observation mission preparation. ESOV NG allows users to visualise instrument swaths, ground tracks, zone coverages, ground station visibility and to generate overpass table for generic Earth Observation LEO satellites.

ESOV NG is delivered with support for Aeolus, CryoSat, EarthCARE, Envisat, ERS, SMOS, MetOp, MetOp-SG, Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3, Sentinel-5P, Sentinel-6, Seosat, Swarm, Biomass, FLEX and thanks to its plug-in architecture it allows custom satellites to be added by users.

Supported operating systems for ESOV NG:

  • MacOSX Intel 64-bit
  • Linux 64-bit
  • Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

Access ESOV NG

Following registration, the software can be downloaded from ESA's EOP System Support Division website.

ESOV Software Tools screenshot