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Earth observation

Earth observation

A new look at your world

For a weather-independent data source, high-frequency revisits, very-high-resolution imagery or even all of the above in a single system – we can provide the right Earth observation satellite for every customer.

Our innovative off-the-shelf solutions and highly efficient production processes enable a record-time delivery of highly sophisticated satellites. What’s more – we also have a substantial expertise in ground segment infrastructure and operations as well as data management and imagery exploitation.

#1 Supplier
to European Institutions
300 Years of In-Orbit Time Since 1986
No In-Orbit Failure
Prime contractor
of Over 70 Earth Observation Satellites

Thirty years of succesful earth observation

Since the launch of its first Earth observation satellite in 1986, Airbus Defence and Space has successfully built and delivered almost 50 Earth observation satellite systems, accumulating over 300 years of in-orbit operation. Not a single one of these missions has ever failed in orbit.

Today, many of our satellites are in operation well beyond their originally scheduled lifetime.

At the same time, several new satellites as well as numerous payloads for customers around the Globe are currently in construction in our facilities.


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GRACE-FO satellites' dispenser under testing    
Airbus-built Sentinel-5P in clean room, Stevenage    
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MetOp-C in Airbus clean room, Toulouse    
MetOp-C in Airbus clean room, Toulouse    
Airbus Pleiades satellite image of Paris Air Show    
Sentinel-5p - Overview    
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