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ESA's Envisat Satellite

ESA's Envisat Satellite


Envisat is an European Space Agency (ESA) satellite, launch into orbit on March 2002, with the aim of continuing data measurements of the ERS (ESA) Remote Sensing Satellites. Envisat will provide measurements of the atmosphere, ocean, land, and ice.

The main objectives of Envisat are:

  • To enhance and extend the range of measurements of the ERS mission, especially the ocean and ice mission.
  • To support the monitoring and studying of the Earth's environment and climate changes.
  • To make a significant contribution to environmental studies, notably in the area of atmospheric chemistry and ocean studies (including marine biology).

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