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The most comprehensive portfolio

The most comprehensive portfolio

Offering the most comprehensive range of Earth Observation satellite systems on the market today, Airbus provides the right satellite for every customer: Whether they need a weather-independent data source, high-frequency revisits, very-high-resolution imagery or even all of the above in a single system: we have the perfect solution!

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Optical earth observation satellites


A Highly Agile and Flexible System

AstroBus-XS is a space-proven technological concept. This enhanced version of the successful high-resolution Myriade satellite features an extended swath, an increased image size and the capacity to acquire three-times more images every single day.


Permanent Surveillance from Space

GO3S is a concept for a geostationary Earth observation satellite system with an outstanding responsiveness. Fixed over a selected target region, it operates independent of any orbital constraints and can provide real-time video from space as well as moving object detection for security, defence and environment purposes, to name just a few.


Perfect Combination of Compactness and Performance

Perfect for very-high resolution (VHR) applications, this Earth Observation satellite combines the advantages of a low-mass system with the strong performance of a larger platform. This brand-new satellite is a highly attractive option.

Read all about how an AstroBus-S was built and launched for the Peruvian Space Agency.


Flightproven Experience and Extremely High-Resolution

The largest optical satellite of our portfolio, featuring operational capacities for civilian and military applications and an extremely high performance for an unrivalled Earth observation capability. AstroBus-L is a success in a number of top-of-the-class Earth observation missions.

Radar earth observation satellites


Constellation-ready SAR-System for Optimized Site Monitoring

This highly effective synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite system is particularly suitable for surveillance applications in a constellation concept. Featuring very-high resolution and large-area coverage capacities, this system excels in performance for intelligence and surveillance applications.

Next Generation of Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellites will see the World in Colour


Next Generation of Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellites will see the World in Colour

The HybridSAR satellite can acquire imagery down to 25cm resolution, with a tremendous image quality, thanks to the huge sensitivity and high gain performances of its reflector. The platform is very stable and its position is well known at any point in time allowing high quality SAR interferometry measurements for surface movements and coherence change detection.

Satellite imagery


Airbus engineer testing ocean satellite Sentinel-6A’s    
Airbus engineer testing ocean satellite Sentinel-6A’s    
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Artist impression of an Oberon Project Spacecraft Cluster    
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Aeolus Spacecraft And Its Instrument Aladin    
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COD3D Earth Obsevation Programme      
CO3D Earth Obsevation Programme (French)      
The MetOp-C weather satellite      
Sentinel-5 Precursor      
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Airbus Defence and Space to build Biomass – the European Space Agency’s forest mission      
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