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The Most Comprehensive Portfolio of Earth Observation Systems

The Most Comprehensive Portfolio of Earth Observation Systems

Offering the most comprehensive range of Earth Observation satellite systems on the market today, Airbus Defence and Space 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

AstroBus-XS

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.

AstroBus-S

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.

AstroBus-L

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

Xpress

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.

TerraSAR-X NG

The Most Effective Radar System
TerraSAR-X NG can support decision-makers in a wide variety of applications such as defence and security, disaster monitoring and scientific works. It combines maximized imaging performance and best area coverage at comparably low cost-per-image, making it today’s leading radar satellite system.

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New AstroSat Optical Modular Instrument is an instrument line of high-resolution imagers designed and developed by Airbus Defence and Space.

These instruments provide high-quality images from low-Earth orbit for land observation. The ideal instruments for various applications as land use monitoring, security, agriculture, disaster relief monitoring and natural disasters.

Related Expertise: Socio-economic Benefits

An Earth observation satellite is a precious tool dedicated to sustainability and economic growth through direct spinoffs in various fields. Geo-spatial information acquired from National Space missions provides the basis for well-informed decisions in many areas.

From a better monitoring of climate change, an improved prevention of natural disasters, a more precise governance of natural resources and an increased productivity in various sectors, a satellite has a significant positive impact on social, environmental and economic development.