ERIS - Chetumal

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Station Country: Mexico

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The ERIS (Estación de Recepción de Imágenes de Satélite) station in Chetumal, Mexico is a joint project of a Mexican consortium consisting of the Mexican Space Agency (AEM), the National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO), the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT), the Southern Border College (ECOSUR) and the National Institute for Statistics and Geography (INEGI).

The satellite receiving station has been operating since October 2007 and was donated by the German Space Agency (DLR) in 2015. It was receiving Landsat-5 and MODIS (Terra/Aqua) signals. In the near future, it will receive USGS Landsat-8 data.


  • Joint operation of the antenna system to receive different earth observation satellites for scientific and operational applications
  • Joint scientific projects in the field of remote sensing of the environment
  • Access to satellite data free of charge to the government and scientific community in Mexico

Station Organization: CONABIO

Ground Station Location: Chetumal, Mexico

Ground Station ID: CHM

Station Lat Long: POINT (18.5447 -88.2636)