11 November 1996 Future European earth observation missions: instrument and system developments
Author Affiliations +
Future Earth observation missions developed by the European Space Agency will be either of pre-operational nature ('Earth Watch') or will be focused on specific research topics ('Earth Explorer'). Nine scientific candidates have been selected for the Earth Explorer missions: atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric dynamics, atmospheric profiling. Earth radiation, gravity field and steady-state ocean circulation, land surface processes and interactions, magnetometry, precipitation, topography. For each of these candidates, a space mission has been defined in cooperation with Earth scientists and its implementation has been studied at pre-phase A level. The pre-phase A activities dealt with the preliminary configuration of the space and ground segments, the assessment of the requirements on the spacecraft and the preliminary study of the instruments, including breadboarding of critical technologies. The results of the scientific and technical definition studies have been presented to the scientific community and the merits of the various missions have been independently assessed.
© (1996) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Roland Meynart, Roland Meynart, } "Future European earth observation missions: instrument and system developments", Proc. SPIE 2820, Earth Observing System, (11 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258090; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.258090


Formulating global precipitation measurement (GPM)
Proceedings of SPIE (February 01 2004)
Megha-Tropiques satellite mission: sensors performances
Proceedings of SPIE (October 13 2010)
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) implementation
Proceedings of SPIE (October 13 2010)
Feasibility studies for the follow-on EUMETSAT polar system
Proceedings of SPIE (October 19 2010)
The Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)
Proceedings of SPIE (October 08 2008)

Back to Top