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Earth Observation Portfolio 
 

Earth Observation Portfolio 

 

Airbus is the go-to supplier for complete Earth observation satellite systems. Its comprehensive portfolio means Airbus is able to provide the right satellite and system for every customer – whether they need a weather-independent data source, a small constellation for high-frequency revisits, very high-resolution imagery or even all of the above (and more) in a single system.

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Optical Earth observation satellites

S250 optical

This small satellite is a perfect solution for constellation operations designed for optimised revisit cycles It benefits from Airbus’ experience in constellation design and production, embedding electric propulsion and flight-proven new space equipment

  • Massive acquisition capacity
  • Versatile acquisition modes
  • Enhanced ground segment reduces time from image request to information access
  • Can be operated alone or in constellation for an increased revisit rate 

S450 optical

A follow-on design to numerous satellites in operation today, its substantial heritage makes this satellite highly attractive

  • The benchmark satellite for VHR applications
  • Combines the advantages of a low-mass system with the strong performance of a larger platform

S950 optical

  • Highest resolution on the market, combined with the most accurate geolocation
  • Ultimate reactivity: High satellite agility coupled with state-of-the-art ground segment
  • Selected for Airbus’ own Pléiades Neo 4-satellite constellation

Flight-proven

Relying on the flight-proven NAOMI optical instruments, all of the optical satellites can achieve high-end optical performance and image quality standards at resolutions down to a sub-metric class.

Radar Earth observation satellites

S250 radar

This satellite benefits from Airbus’ experience in constellation design and production, embedding electric propulsion and flight-proven new space equipment

  • Excellent agility and image performance
  • Optimised revisit rates
  • Simplified common operations for S250 radar/ optical constellations

S850 radar

A high-power satellite offering extensive SAR capabilities, relying on proven technologies

  • Ability to monitor a high number of targets with frequent revisit
  • Enhanced performance in a single pass
  • 25 VHR images within a 100x100km² theater 

Satellite imagery

Galleries

SPOT6 Satellite Image - Oroville Lake Reservoir, USA - February 14th 2017    
S950 Optical    
S250 Radar    
S250 Optical    
S850 Radar    
S450 Optical    
Airbus engineer testing ocean satellite Sentinel-6A’s    
Airbus engineer testing ocean satellite Sentinel-6A’s    
Artist Impression Of An Oberon Project Spacecraft    
Artist impression of an Oberon Project Spacecraft Cluster    
CO3D Copyright Airbus 2019    
Vision 1 Melbourne Australia - Airbus DS 2019    
Aeolus Spacecraft And Its Instrument Aladin    
AIT    
Web Homepage Keeper Of The Winds Copyright ESA    
Earth Observation Portfolio    
Airbus Sentinels    
PAZ Satellite Copyright Airbus2018    
PAZ Satellite    
Web.space.capability.building.11    
Sentinel-5p - Overview    
Sentinel-5p - Function    
Sentinel-5p - Airbus Contribution    
COD3D Earth Obsevation Programme      
CO3D Earth Obsevation Programme (French)      
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      
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      
Earth Observation      
Secure Exchange Gateway Lösung von Airbus Defence and Space      
Spot 6/7      
SpaceDataHighway - Interview Evert Dudok      
Capacity Building      
Interview of Fabrice Chenille, Head of Marketing for Space Systems      
Grace-FO - Animation Footage      
Climate Change      

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