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EO programmes that make a difference

We work on programmes that use EO data to make a tangible difference, including those targeted at alleviating the effects of climate change.

(Main image: Peruvian Andes © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO)

ESOC – EO spacecraft operations support

We have provided spacecraft operations support to multiple EO missions at ESOC, including: EarthCare, CryoSat-2, SEOSAT, Aeolus, Sentinel-1, Swarm, Envisat and ERS2. We support ESOC during all mission phases:

  • Mission preparation and pre-launch simulation
  • Launch and early orbit phase (LEOP)
  • Commissioning
  • Routine operations
  • Mission closedown.

Image: © ESA

Brussels from Sentinel 1A . © ESA
Artist's impression of the proposed CO2M air quality monitoring Copernicus mission, with RHEA involvement. © ESA/ATG medialab

EUMETSAT – EO systems engineering support

We have supported the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT):

  • Requirements specification, including: analysis definition and flow down, architectural design (preliminary and detailed) and verification (through strategy definition), execution and evaluation.
  • Support for operations and maintenance of existing systems.
  • Projects supported include: EPS, EPS-SG, MeteoSat (MSG and MTG), Copernicus (Sentinel-3, 4, 5 and 6) and Jason-CS.

Image: © ESA/ATG medialab

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Supporting a sustainable future

We provide services and solutions using satellite data that contribute to sustainable activities for future generations.


Create environmental monitoring and control systems 

Support EO systems from creation to end-of-life

 Create data archiving systems, services and solutions

Combine datasets to develop forecasting product suites

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