News of the week
ESA today concluded a two-day Council meeting at ministerial level in Lucerne, Switzerland. Ministers in charge for space matters from ESA's 22 member states plus Slovenia and Canada allocated €10.3 billion for space activities and programmes based on the vision of a United Space in Europe in the era of Space 4.0.
Research and Applications
Since the launch of the first Earth-observing satellites in the 1970s, numerous missions from international space organisations have taken to the sky.
Policy & Legislation
25 November 2016
The Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have signed an important agreement to strengthen the bilateral cooperation on Disaster Risk Management through the joint data use of Italian COSMO-SkyMed constellation radar satellites and the Japanese radar satellite ALOS-2.
Did you know?
29 November 2016
In the hours, days and weeks following a natural disaster, critical questions loom: How extensive is the damage? Where are people and infrastructure most affected? Where should scarce response resources be deployed to save lives, reduce suffering and protect property?
EO Missions Database
Visit the eoPortal database to find out about spaceborne EO missions and sensors to discover more about past, operational and future missions. This is complemented with detailed articles of airborne sensors.
This database is based on the book of Herbert J. Kramer Observation of the Earth and its Environments and describes over 600 missions in detail. Online updated version of "Earth Observation History of Technical Introduction" available as of January 02, 2017.