European Space Agency (ESA) Earthnet

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About the Chandra Data Archive

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Earthnet Online is the entry point for scientific-technical information on Earth Observation activities by the European Space Agency (ESA). The web portal provides a vast amount of content, grown and collected over more than a decade: Detailed technical information on Earth Observation (EO) missions, satellites and sensors, EO data products & services, online resources such as catalogues and library, a section dedicated to applications of satellite data, and access to promotional satellite imagery.

Current satellites (as of 2009):

  • SMOS - ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS)
  • GOCE - part of ESA's Living Planet programme, the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE)
  • Envisat - Envisat (ENVIronmental SATellite) is an advanced polar-orbiting Earth observation satellite which provides measurements of the atmosphere, ocean, land, and ice over a five year period.
  • ERS - The European Remote Sensing satellite, ERS-1, launched in 1991, was ESA's first sun-synchronous polar orbiting remote sensing mission
  • Proba - The PRoject for On-Board Autonomy (Proba) is a technology demonstration mission of the European Space Agency

Access the Data

http://earth.esa.int/dataproducts/

Contents of the Data

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Data for various satellites covering:

  • Radar Imagery
  • Radar Altimetry
  • Optical/Multispectral Radiometry
  • Atmospheric Data
  • Gravimetry - Low/Med Res & Med/High Res

Examples include:

  • ENVISAT's data on global monitoring, alternating polarization, and wave data
  • QuickSCAT seawind data