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European Remote Sensing satellite 2 - ERS-2

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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-2 satellite was retired on 05 September 2011.

Abbreviation: ESA, ERS-2
Keywords: European Remote Sensing satellite, ERS, ERS-2

keywords:      European Remote Sensing satellite, ERS, ERS-2
platformType:      satellite
location:      GeographicBoundingBox: Global (-180 to 180)
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