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ESA Space Missions

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A list of all ESA Missions is listed here. We have listed all ESA Missions from their inception till today with their application, launch date, satellite information etc.

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

Mission Name
Launch DateOrbit
Altius
May 01, 2025Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)View Details
AWS
March 01, 2024Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)View Details
Eutelsat Quantum
July 30, 2021Geostationary Orbit (GEO)View Details
Sentinel 6
Sentinel Satellite Series
November 21, 2020Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)View Details
Cheops
December 18, 2019Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)View Details
EDRS
August 06, 2019Geostationary Orbit (GEO)View Details
Small Geostationary Satellite
November 17, 2018Geostationary Orbit (GEO)View Details
BepiColombo
October 20, 2018Transfer orbit to reach MercuryView Details
Aeolus
August 22, 2018Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)View Details
Sentinel 3B
Sentinel Satellite Series
April 25, 2018Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
Sentinel 5
Sentinel Satellite Series
October 13, 2017Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
Sentinel 2B
Sentinel Satellite Series
March 07, 2017Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)View Details
Sentinel 1B
Sentinel Satellite Series
April 25, 2016Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)View Details
Sentinel 3A
Sentinel Satellite Series
February 16, 2016Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
Lisa Pathfinder
December 03, 2015Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
Sentinel 2A
Sentinel Satellite Series
June 23, 2015Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)View Details
ATV 5
July 29, 2014Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
Sentinel 1A
Sentinel Satellite Series
April 03, 2014Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)View Details
Swarm
November 22, 2013Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
Alphasat
July 25, 2013Geostationary Orbit (GEO)View Details
ATV 4
June 05, 2013Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
ATV 3
March 23, 2012Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
ATV 2
February 16, 2011Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
Hylas 1
November 26, 2010Geostationary Orbit (GEO)View Details
CryoSat 2
March 08, 2010Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)View Details
Proba 2
Proba Series
November 02, 2009Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)View Details
SMOS
November 02, 2009Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)View Details
Planck
May 14, 2009Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
GOCE
March 17, 2009Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
Giove B
April 26, 2008Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)View Details
ATV 1
March 09, 2008Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
Columbus
February 07, 2008Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
MetOp A
October 19, 2006Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)View Details
Giove A
Giove Series
December 28, 2005Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)View Details
Rosetta
March 02, 2004LEO and Comet orbitView Details
SMART 1
September 27, 2003LEO and Lunar OrbitView Details
Mars Express
June 02, 2003Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
Integral
October 17, 2002Highly eccentric orbit (HEO)View Details
Envisat
March 01, 2002Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)View Details
Proba 1
Proba Series
October 22, 2001Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)View Details
Artemis
July 12, 2001Geostationary Orbit (GEO)View Details
Phi-Sat-1
September 03, 2000Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)View Details
Cluster 2
July 16, 2000Highly Elliptical Polar Orbit (HEO)View Details
XMM-Newton
December 10, 1999Highly eccentric orbit (HEO)View Details
ARD
October 21, 1998Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
Eureca 2
Eureca Series
July 20, 1995Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
ERS 2
ESRO Series
April 21, 1995Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)View Details
Eureca 1
Eureca Series
July 31, 1992Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
ERS 1
European Remote Sensing Satellite Series
July 17, 1991Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)View Details
Hipparcos
August 08, 1989Highly eccentric orbit (HEO)View Details
Olympus
July 12, 1989Geostationary Orbit (GEO)View Details
Exosat
GEOS Series
May 26, 1983Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
Orbital Test Satellite 2
Orbital Test Satellite Series
September 11, 1978Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
Orbital Test Satellite 1
Orbital Test Satellite Series
August 17, 1978Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
GEOS 2
Giove Series
February 11, 1978Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
Meteosat 1
November 23, 1977Geostationary Orbit (GEO)View Details
GEOS 1
GEOS Series
March 12, 1977Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
Cos B
August 09, 1975Highly Elliptical Polar Orbit (HEO)View Details
HEOS 2
HEOS Series
January 31, 1972Highly eccentric orbit (HEO)View Details
ESRO 4
ESRO Series
November 17, 1970Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
ESRO 2
ESRO Series
May 29, 1969Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details
HEOS 1
HEOS Series
December 05, 1968Highly eccentric orbit (HEO)View Details
ESRO 1
ESRO Series
October 03, 1968Low Earth Orbit (LEO)View Details

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