They were launched in 1991 and 1995 and ceased operations in 2001 and 2011, respectively. They were particularly instrumental in supporting the development of radar interferometry which was used to assess post-earthquake and other ground movement, along with many other applications.


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Parameter ERS-2
Orbit Altitude 780km
SAR Band C-band at 5.3 GHz
Swath Width 960km
Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) 25m
Launch 21 April 1995
Revisit Time 35 days
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