ERS-1 first image

ERS-1 first image

Released

05/04/2019 11:34 am

Copyright

ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

Description

The very first image acquired by ERS-1 on 27 July 1991 shows the Flevoland polder and the Ijsselmeer in the Netherlands. ERS-1 was ESA’s first sun-synchronous polar-orbiting mission. The satellite carried an imaging synthetic aperture radar, a radar altimeter and other instruments to measure ocean-surface temperature and winds over the sea surface. ERS-1 was joined by ERS-2 in orbit to provide uninterrupted observations of Earth. For 20 years, the ERS missions made substantial contributions to advance science, technology and applications for Earth observation. 

Rate this

  • Currently 5 out of 5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 5/5 (2 votes cast)

Thank you for rating!

You have already rated this page, you can only rate it once!

Your rating has been changed, thanks for rating!

Views

398