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Earth Observation Satellite Missions and Data Access

  • Henri Laur
  • Volker  Liebig
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Abstract

This article provides an overview on Earth Observation satellites, describing the end-to-end elements of an Earth Observation mission and then focusing on the European Earth Observation programs. Some significant results obtained using data from European missions (ERS, Envisat) are provided. Finally the access to Earth Observation data through the European Space Agency, free of charge, is described.

Keywords

Synthetic Aperture Radar European Space Agency Synthetic Aperture Radar Data Radar Altimeter Earth Observation Data 
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References

  1. ESA (2006) The changing Earth – new scientific challenges for ESA’s living planet programme, ESA SP-1304Google Scholar
  2. ESA (2007) InSAR principles – guidelines for sar interferometry processing and interpretation, ESA TM-19Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.European Space Agency (ESA)Head of Earth Observation Mission Management DivisionESRIN, FrascatiItaly
  2. 2.European Space Agency (ESA)European Space Agency (ESA), Director of Earth Observation ProgrammesESRIN, FrascatiItaly

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