List of satellites and instruments (from FutureLearn)


#1

Active Satellites, but missing some in this listing.

Mission Agency/Company Instruments

Aqua NASA/JAXA/INPE AIRS, AMSR-E, AMSU-A, CERES, HiRDLS, HSB, MODIS
Deimos-2 Deimos Imagery HiRAIS
UK- DMC2 UKSA SLIM-6-22
EnMAP DLR Hyperspectral imager
Envisat ESA AATSR, ASAR, ASAR (image mode), ASAR (wave mode), DORIS-NG, ENVISAT Comms, GOMOS, MERIS, MIPAS, MWR, RA-2, SCIAMACHY
ERS-2 ESA AMI/SAR/Scatterometer, ATSR/M
FLEX (future ESA Earth Explorer mission) ESA Florescence imaging spectrometer
GEDI NASA Lidars
IKONOS-2 Digital Globe Panchromatic & multispectral camera
KOMPSAT-2/Arirang-2 KARI Multispectral camera
Landsat-7 USGS/NASA Enhanced Thematic Mapper +
Landsat-8 USGS/NASA OLI, TIRS
Meteosat-10 EUMETSAT/ESA GERB, MSG Comms, SEVIRI
Nimbus 7 NASA Coastal zone colour scanner, Total ozone mapping spectrometer
OptiSAR UrtheCast Multispectral optical, SAR
Pléiades CNES High-resolution imager
Prisma ASI Panchromatic and hyperspectral cameras
Proba-V ESA Vegetation imaging multi-spectral radiometers
RapidEye Planet Labs REIS
Sentinel-1 ESA C-Band SAR
Sentinel-2 ESA MSI (Sentinel-2)
Sentinel-3 ESA OLCI, SLSTR, SRAL
Sentinel-4 ESA UVN
Sentinel-5 ESA UVNS
Sentinel-6 ESA AMR-C, DORIS-NG, LRA
SEOSat-Ingenio CDTI/ESA Multispectral imager, panchromatic imager, ultraviolet and visible atmospheric sounder
SPOT-4 CNES DORIS (SPOT), HRVIR, VEGETATION
SPOT-5 CNES DORIS-NG (SPOT), HRG, HRS, VEGETATION
Terra NASA/METI/CSA MODIS, MOPITT, MISR, ASTER, CERES
Terra Bella/ Skybox Google Two-dimensional sensor array with a proprietary image filter
Worldview-2 DigitalGlobe World View 110 camera
Venµs CNES/ISA Camera with 12 narrow spectral bands

*DG’s family of satellites is not listed in full.


#2

Satellite Mission Key Instruments Applications

IKONOS-2 (view on map) Panchromatic & multispectral camera Map creation, change detection, imagery analysis
Landsat-7 (view on map) Enhanced Thematic Mapper + Earth resources, land surface, environmental monitoring, agriculture and forestry
Landsat-8 (view on map) OLI, TIRS Earth resources, land surface, environmental monitoring
QuickBird-2 High resolution camera Land use, agriculture and forests
Sentinel-1a (view on map) C-Band SAR C-Band SAR data for operational use
Sentinel-1b (view on map) C-Band SAR C-Band SAR data for operational use
Sentinel 2 (view on map) MSI (Sentinel-2) Land monitoring related services
WorldView-2 (view on map) World View 110 camera Commercial and government markets


#3

Water & land

Satellite Mission Table
Satellite Mission Key Instruments Applications
Sentinel-2 (view on map) MSI (Sentinel-2) Land monitoring related services
Sentinel-3 (view on map) OLCI, SLSTR, SRAL Global land and ocean monitoring services