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Re: ESA - Future Earth Explorer Missions
« Reply #20 on: 11/08/2016 08:10 PM »
Deal signed for FLEX's fluorescence finder: link

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ESA has selected Italian company Leonardo to build the main instrument for the upcoming FLEX satellite to study the health of Earth’s vegetation.

At an event held today in Florence, Italy, Leonardo signed a €74 million contract to design, build and test the spectrometer for ESA’s eighth Earth Explorer over the next four years.

Planned for launch by 2022, it will detect and measure the light emitted by plants as they convert sunlight and the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide into energy.

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Re: ESA - Future Earth Explorer Missions
« Reply #21 on: 12/17/2016 03:01 PM »
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Reissued_call_for_Earth_Explorer_9_proposals

Reissued: call for Earth Explorer 9 proposals

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So far, eight missions have been selected for implementation. Each was proposed by the scientific community and realised through a user-driven selection process to ensure that each missions address key Earth-science questions.

As part of this process, ESA released a call for proposals for the ninth Earth Explorer in November 2015. However, in this case, none of the proposals met the boundary conditions as stated in the call. As a result, ESA has updated some conditions and has reissued the call.

Proposals should not only demonstrate scientific excellence and innovative technology, but also address important questions that have a direct bearing on societal issues we are likely to face in the coming decades. This includes, for example, the availability of food, water, energy and resources, health, risk of disaster and climate change.

It is expected that the selected mission will be launched by 2025

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Re: ESA - Future Earth Explorer Missions
« Reply #22 on: 09/27/2017 04:37 PM »
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Call_for_new_Earth_Explorer_mission_ideas

Call for new Earth Explorer mission ideas

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As part of ESA’s commitment to realise new satellite missions that advance our understanding of Earth, benefit society and demonstrate innovative space technologies, a call is now open for new Earth Explorer ideas.

Released today, the call invites scientists working in Earth observation to submit ideas for ESA’s 10th Earth Explorer mission

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ESA foresees the 10th Earth Explorer being launched in 2027–28. The procedure for submitting an initial idea for this future mission begins with a letter of intent, which must be received by 15 December 2017.

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