SSTL Wins Contract for ESA Environmental Monitoring PayloadJanuary 7, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Posted in Remote Sensing Law Current Events | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
Source: Space Mart
Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) has won a euros 10.69m contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) via Dutch Space to provide a Short Wave Infra-Red (SWIR) spectrometer as part of the TROPOMI instrument for the Sentinel 5 Precursor atmospheric monitoring mission.
The SWIR spectrometer will be used to measure SSTL carbon monoxide (CO) and methane (CH4) – the latter being the second most important anthropogenic greenhouse gas – in the atmosphere. The Sentinel 5 Precursor mission will provide a source of accurate and detailed data following the completion of the European Space Agency’s Envisat Mission.