ERS Altimeter Consolidated Archive Generation
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.
The X-PReSS consortium - formed by Serco SpA, Ifremer, Magellium, S&T, CATAPULT, ENGINEERING and SISTEMA, - will perform:
• Generation of definitive Consolidated dataset for ERS-1 RA Level 0 (ERAC)
• Generation of definitive Consolidated dataset for ERS-2 RA Level 0 (ERAC)