Full Name European Remote Sensing satellite - 2 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies ESA Launch Date 21 Apr 1995
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 04 Jul 2011
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 23560 (TLE)
International Designator 1995-021A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 100.5 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.52 deg
Orbit Altitude 782 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle 35 days
Objectives and Applications Earth resources plus physical oceanography, ice and snow, land surface, meteorology, geodesy/gravity, environmental monitoring, atmospheric chemistry.
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereAerosols ATSR-2
Atmospheric Humidity Fields ATSR/M, GOME, MWR, RA
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature ATSR-2, GOME
Ozone GOME
Radiation budget ATSR-2, GOME
Trace gases (excluding ozone) GOME
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements RA
LandAlbedo and reflectance ATSR-2
Landscape topography AMI/SAR/Image, RA
Soil moisture AMI/SAR/Image, AMI/Scatterometer
Vegetation AMI/SAR/Image, AMI/Scatterometer, ATSR-2
Surface temperature (land) ATSR-2
Multi-purpose imagery (land) AMI/SAR/Image, ATSR-2
OceanOcean topography/currents AMI/SAR/Image, RA
Ocean surface winds AMI/SAR/Wave, AMI/Scatterometer, RA
Surface temperature (ocean) ATSR-2
Ocean wave height and spectrum AMI/SAR/Image, AMI/SAR/Wave, RA
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) AMI/SAR/Image, ATSR-2
Snow & IceIce sheet topography AMI/SAR/Image, RA
Snow cover, edge and depth AMI/SAR/Image
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness AMI/SAR/Image, AMI/Scatterometer, RA
Mission Instruments
AMI/SAR/Image - Active Microwave Instrumentation. Image Mode
AMI/SAR/Wave - Active Microwave Instrumentation. Wave mode
AMI/Scatterometer - Active Microwave Instrumentation. Wind mode
ATSR-2 - Along Track Scanning Radiometer - 2
ERS Comms - Communication package for ERS
GOME - Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment
MWR - Microwave Radiometer
RA - Radar Altimeter
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 141 )
500 metre interval contours of Antarctica derived from ERS radar altimetry data.
A digital terrain model of Antarctica in Triangulated Irregular Network (TIN) format, derived from E ...
ABoVE: Wetland Type, Slave River and Peace-Athabasca Deltas, Canada, 2007 and 2017
Antarctic iceberg sizes and spatial distribution from SAR image analysis - Map
Antarctic surface snow grain size spatial distribution from satellite nir analysis - Map
Brightness Temperature images processed and delivered in near-real time from the AVHRR and ATSR inst ...
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Algeria 3 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Algeria 5 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Dome C, Antarctica - Instrumented Site

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (view all 130 results: browser , table )
Sea Ice Thematic Data Product [ALT_TDP_SI]
ERS-1/2 SAR IM Precision L1 [SAR_IMP_1P]
Atmospheric Thematic Data Product [MWR_TDPATM]
ERS-1/2 SAR IM Medium Resolution L1 [SAR_IMM_1P]
ERS-1/2 SCATTEROMETER Nominal Resolution back-scattering measurements, Ocean Wind field [UWI]
ERS-1/2 SAR IM L0 [SAR_IM__0P]
ERS PRARE Precise Orbit Products [ERS.ORB.POD/ERS.ORB.PRC]
ERS-2 GOME Total Column Amount of Trace Gases Product
ESA Cloud Climate Change Initiative (Cloud_cci): ATSR2-AATSR monthly gridded cloud properties, vers...
ESA Land Surface Temperature Climate Change Initiative (LST_cci): Land surface temperature from ATSR...

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