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Teledyne Wins Infrared, Imagery Sensor Tech Orders for Two ESA Copernicus Missions

By | July 17, 2020

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The European Space Agency (ESA) selected Teledyne‘s e2v business unit to supply infrared detectors and imagery sensor technology for two ESA-funded Copernicus Sentinel satellite missions.

Teledyne will supply infrared detectors to the Copernicus Hyperspectral Imaging Mission (CHIME), a Thales Alenia Space-led industrial consortium which aims to support new and enhanced services for sustainable agricultural and biodiversity management, and soil property characterization. Teledyne previously supplied sensors to the mission’s complementary spacecraft, Sentinel-2.

ESA also tapped Teledyne to supply imagery sensors to the Carbon Dioxide Monitoring (CO2M) mission, a constellation of three spacecraft that will carry near-infrared and shortwave-infrared spectrometers to measure atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by human activity.

The Copernicus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide Monitoring (CO2M) mission will carry a near-infrared and shortwave-infrared spectrometer to measure atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by human activity. The mission will comprise a constellation of three spacecraft to map the emissions of carbon dioxide. The CO2M industrial consortium will be led by Germany’s OHB-System AG.