Satellite Missions Database
Discover more about past, operational and future missions in the Satellite Missions database, which offers an extensive list of articles about spaceborne EO missions and sensors.
Categorised from A to Z and by Space Agency, there are over 1000 in-depth articles of satellite missions from 1959 to 2025. The missions database can be filtered by a range of criteria using the Search Missions filter drop down menus below, enabling you to find specific missions easily.
Also see the complementary database of Airborne Sensors containing detailed information of almost 40 flight campaigns from the last 20 years.
This database is constantly updated with the latest mission details and information. We welcome feedback and any new information on missions which can be submitted via the contact page.
These articles are extracted from the book of Herbert J. Kramer 'Observation of the Earth and its Environment'
Observation of the Earth
The articles on this website are taken from Herbert Kramers book Observation of the Earth and its Envrionment.
The book covers Earth observation on a global scale, there are hundreds of spaceborne missions defined and more than 2000 spaceborne sensors.