IRS data now available free of charge to scientific users

ESA and GAF AG, the exclusive supplier in Europe of optical Indian remote sensing satellite (IRS) data from several missions, have entered into an agreement that makes the data from several Indian missions available to scientific users via ESA’s Third Party Mission (TPM) scheme.

The agreement encompasses European as well as worldwide archive data from the IRS-1C, IRS-1D and Resourcesat-1 missions, as well as archive and fresh data from Resourcesat-2 and Cartosat-1.

Interested scientists can submit project proposals, together with associated data requirements, to ESA. Depending on the scientific relevance of the proposal, ESA will grant the project a quota for IRS data products. This allows access at no charge to high-resolution data from the PAN, LISS-IV Mono and LISS-III sensors as well as medium-resolution data from the WiFS and AWiFS sensors, from 1996 until today. Data can be obtained at different processing levels, including Euro-Maps 3D digital surface models (DSMs) with 5 m post spacing.

For more information, please visit or contact GAF’s customer support via

As a result of an earlier agreement, Oceansat-2 ocean color monitor (OCM) data acquired at the Neustrelitz ground station is also available free of charge to all users worldwide via ESA’s EOLI-SA or via the Lite Dissemination Server. See

The above activities are funded by and carried out under the Third Party Mission scheme of the European Space Agency.

The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Space Agency.

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