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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

CRISTAL artist view    
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich shipment    
Sentinel-1C radar antenna unfolding test    
 Sentinel-2A satellite    
Great Barrier Reef image from Sentinel-2A satellite    
Central Eastern Brazil image from Sentinel-2A satellite    
Sentinel 2A    
EarthCARE and ATLID    
EarthCARE and ATLID    
EarthCARE and ATLID    
EarthCARE and ATLID    
Podcast Card - Herve Foch    
Podcast Card: Sean Wiid    
Sentinel 2 Infographic    
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    
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    
Sentinel-6-video      
 GRACE-FO satellites      
Aeolus      
COD3D Earth Obsevation Programme      
CO3D Earth Obsevation Programme (French)      
Sentinel 2      
The MetOp-C weather satellite      
2018-01-30-Airbus-DS-Astrobus-S-VERSION-DU-30-01-2018_HD      
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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