We need to protect our planet. Pollution, natural disasters, climate change, and threats to the environment and biodiversity are increasing challenges for the human race. From an Earthbound perspective, it is difficult to get the whole picture, or to track developments and collect the data we need fast enough to make a difference. Space-based technologies help us to take better care of the world around us. Airbus Defence and Space is a pioneer in this field, designing and building the most sophisticated satellites for environmental monitoring, and developing a wide range of horizon-broadening services.
Sentinel 5 Precursor
CryoSat: the satellite with an icy mission
Swarm: a trio of satellites for a unique view inside the Earth
Pléiades: the next generation of observation satellites
Sentinel-1, -2, -3 & -4
GOCE: surfing the Earth’s gravity field
Aeolus: wind monitoring