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Airbus Sentinels

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.

Earth Observation interactive map

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Podcast Card: Philippe Pham    
Aelous infographic – forecasting our daily weather    
Sentinel 6A In The Reverberation Chamber    
Sentinel 6 Infographic    
Sentinel 6A Acoustic Noise Test    
TRISHNA artist view    
Artist View CryoSat    
Cryosat infographic    
Cryosat infographic    
SPOT6 Satellite Image - Oroville Lake Reservoir, USA - February 14th 2017    
Pléiades Neo about to start Thermal Vacuum Tests    
S950 Optical    
S250 Radar    
S250 Optical    
S850 Radar    
S450 Optical    
Euclid PLM primary structure    
Satellite view of Dubai Airshow 2019    
Airbus engineer testing ocean satellite Sentinel-6A’s    
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    
Copernicus And Sentinels Infographic    
 GRACE-FO satellites      
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      
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      
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