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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


    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


    Satellite Image Spot6 Woolsey Fire Malibu    
    SPOT II    
    SPOT BA    
    Artist View TRUTHS-courtesy of NPL    
    SEOSAT Ingenio Shipment Minister Speech    
    SEOSAT Ingenio Loading Ongoing    
    SEOSAT Ingenio ready for Loading    
    SEOSAT Ingenio Packing Copyright Airbus Francisco Lechon    
    SEOSAT Ingenio Loading into cargo plane    
    SEOSAT Ingenio Loading in    
    SEOSAT Ingenio Loading Copyright Airbus    
    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    
    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    
    Pléiades Neo set for launch in early 2021      
     GRACE-FO satellites      
    COD3D Earth Obsevation Programme      
    CO3D Earth Obsevation Programme (French)      
    Sentinel 2      
    Pléiades Neo - Communication video      
    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      

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