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Earth observation

Earth observation

A new look at your world

For a weather-independent data source, high-frequency revisits, very-high-resolution imagery or even all of the above in a single system – we can provide the right Earth observation satellite for every customer.

Our innovative off-the-shelf solutions and highly efficient production processes enable a record-time delivery of highly sophisticated satellites. What’s more – we also have a substantial expertise in ground segment infrastructure, technology and operations as well as data management and imagery exploitation.

No. 1 supplier to European institutions
30 years of in-orbit time since 1986
No in-orbit failure
Prime contractor
for over 70 earth observation satellites

More than thirty years of successful earth observation

Since the launch of its first Earth observation satellite in 1986, Airbus Defence and Space has successfully built and delivered almost 50 Earth observation satellite systems, accumulating over 30 years of in-orbit operation. Not a single one of these missions has ever failed in orbit.

Today, many of our satellites are in operation well beyond their originally scheduled lifetime.

At the same time, several new satellites as well as numerous payloads for customers around the globe are currently in construction in our facilities.

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Latest Earth Observation news

Airbus completes ocean satellite Sentinel-6A

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Airbus to develop CO3D Earth Observation programme for CNES

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Airbus strengthens its imagery capabilities with Vision-1


Airbus built SEOSAT/Ingenio is finished and ready for testing

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Airbus-built French military Earth observation satellite (CSO) launched successfully

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All good things come in threes: MetOp-C successfully launched

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CO3D Copyright Airbus 2019    
Vision 1 Melbourne Australia - Airbus DS 2019    
SEOSAT Ingenio Copyright Airbus    
Ministerpräsident Soeder in Ottobrunn    
PAZ TerraSAR X First Interferogram    
MetOp-C Artist View    
MetOp-C Infographic    
MetOpB Loading    
Euronaval 2018 – Pleiades    
Sentinel-6: Integration of Propulsion Module. Copyright Airbus 2018    
Sentinel-6. Copyright ESA.    
Keeper Of The Winds - Copyright ESA    
Aeolus Encapsulation Copyright ESA CNES    
Sentinel-6A - Delivered for testing    
Sentinel-6A - Delivered for testing    
Metop-C Infographic - EN    
Meteop-C Infographic - DE    
Meteop-C Infographic - FR    
Meteop-C Infographic - SP    
Infographic PAZ-ES_Copyright Airbus2017    
Infographic PAZ-EN_Copyright Airbus2017    
Sentinel-5p - Overview    
Sentinel-5p - Function    
Sentinel-5p - Airbus Contribution    
Copernicus and Sentinels Infographic ES    
Copernicus and Sentinels Infographic FR    
Copernicus and Sentinels Infographic DE    
Copernicus and Sentinels Infographic EN    
COD3D Earth Obsevation Programme      
CO3D Earth Obsevation Programme (French)      
Sentinel 2      
The MetOp-C weather satellite      
Sentinel-5 Precursor      
Biomass - Promo clip      
The New Journey into Space      
 GRACE-FO satellites      
Earth Observation Portfolio      
PerúSAT-1 - A 24-month story from A to Z      
PerúSAT-1 Customer's Testimonials      
Copernicus and its Sentinels      
Copernicus - Sentinel 2B      
Sentinel-2 - Promotionnal clip      
Airbus Defence and Space to build Biomass – the European Space Agency’s forest mission      
Meet us at ILA 2016 in Berlin      
Earth Observation      
Secure Exchange Gateway Lösung von Airbus Defence and Space      
Airbus Defence and Space: SPOT Family, 30 years of Space imagery      


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