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)