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The most comprehensive portfolio

The most comprehensive portfolio

Offering the most comprehensive range of Earth Observation satellite systems on the market today, Airbus Defence and Space provides the right satellite for every customer: Whether they need a weather-independent data source, high-frequency revisits, very-high-resolution imagery or even all of the above in a single system: we have the perfect solution!

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Optical earth observation satellites


A Highly Agile and Flexible System

AstroBus-XS is a space-proven technological concept. This enhanced version of the successful high-resolution Myriade satellite features an extended swath, an increased image size and the capacity to acquire three times more images every single day.


Perfect Combination of Compactness and Performance

Perfect for very-high resolution (VHR) applications, this Earth Observation satellite combines the advantages of a low-mass system with the strong performance of a larger platform. This brand-new satellite is a highly attractive option.

Read all about how an AstroBus-S was built and launched for the Peruvian Space Agency.


Flightproven Experience and Extremely High-Resolution

The largest optical satellite of our portfolio, featuring operational capacities for civilian and military applications and an extremely high performance for an unrivalled Earth observation capability. AstroBus-L is a success in a number of top-of-the-class Earth observation missions.

Radar earth observation satellites


Constellation-ready SAR-System for Optimized Site Monitoring

This highly effective synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite system is particularly suitable for surveillance applications in a constellation concept. Featuring very-high resolution and large-area coverage capacities, this system excels in performance for intelligence and surveillance applications.


The Most Effective Radar System

TerraSAR-X NG can support decision-makers in a wide variety of applications such as defence and security, disaster monitoring and scientific works. It combines maximized imaging performance and best area coverage at comparably low cost-per-image, making it today’s leading radar satellite system.

Satellite imagery


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