Airbus: selected by ESA for Copernicus program
(CercleFinance.com) - The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Airbus to develop and build the Copernicus program for polar ice and snow topography.
The contract is worth 300 million euros and is set to be launched in 2027.
The data collected by the two Cristal satellites will support maritime operations in the polar oceans and contribute to a better understanding of climate processes.
The Airbus Defence and Space site in Friedrichshafen, Germany, will lead an industrial consortium involving companies from 19 countries to deliver the project, including Thales Alenia Space to provide the IRIS interferometric radar altimeter.
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