It is a collaboration between the UK and France and it will guarantee carbon dioxide global monitoring continuity.
RAL Space Involvement
Design, development and test of the pointing and calibration system (PCS). Design and manufacture of satellite multilayer insulation. Provided a clean room to TAS UK for the assembly integration and test phase for the final satellite build.
To characterise the Earth's carbon dioxide natural fluxes and identify both natural and human-made emissions. It will gauge how much carbon is being absorbed by oceans and forests, the main sinks on the planet, and emitted by natural processes and human activities.
TAS UK, Airbus France, CNES, UK Space Agency, NPL
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