Astrium contracted by ESA to build Sentinel-4 atmospheric sensorsJuly 12, 2011 at 9:44 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
11 July 2011
ESA today awarded a contract worth almost €150 million to Astrium to develop and build two satellite sensors that will monitor Earth’s atmosphere as part of Europe’s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security programme.
The identical spectrometers, known as Sentinel-4, will each be carried on Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) weather satellites, to be launched in 2019 and 2027. [Full story]