European Remote-Sensing Satellite (ERS)
Virtual database for Heliospheric Physics
14 March 1991
ESA's two European Remote Sensing (ERS) satellites, ERS-1 and –2, were launched into the same orbit in 1991 and 1995 respectively. Their payloads included a synthetic aperture imaging radar, radar altimeter and instruments to measure ocean surface temperature and wind fields.
ERS-2 added an additional sensor for atmospheric ozone monitoring. The two satellites acquired a combined data set extending over two decades.
The ERS-1 mission ended on 10 March 2000 and ERS-2 was retired on 05 September 2011.
- ERS1 - ATSR
- Language: Fortran, assembler
- OS / platform: PDP11
- Potential of satellite altimetry over non-ocean surfaces (study)
- Language: Fortran
- OS / platform: Vax VMS