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COP28: UK climate satellite contracts

Two space companies have been awarded major contracts to work on a UK-led climate satellite mission, during the COP28 climate conference in Dubai, UAE.

COP28: UK climate satellite contracts

Airbus UK has been awarded nearly £95 million and Teledyne e2v £9 million, through the UK Space Agency’s membership of the European Space Agency (ESA), to deliver the next phase of the TRUTHS mission.

The funding to Airbus will go towards satellite design and development, while Teledyne e2v will work on a sensor, called the Hyperspectral Imaging Spectrometer Detection System, and associated electronics. This instrument will make measurements of ocean and land surfaces to support studies of Earth radiation budgets and improve observations that support the modelling of climate, land use change, the carbon cycle, agriculture and pollution.


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