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EarthCARE Cal/Val AO - Deadline extension

13 October 2017

ESA recently released an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) Call for the External Calibration and Validation of the EarthCARE products.

This is to inform all interested users that, following the request of prospective Principal Investigators, the deadline for submitting proposals has been extended to 31 October 2017.

The EarthCARE satellite is developed by ESA, in collaboration with JAXA, in the framework of its Earth Explorer Missions. Scheduled for launch in 2019, EarthCARE will contribute to climate research providing global observations of clouds, aerosols and radiation. The mission has a planned lifetime in orbit of three years.

Further information about this Call and the relevant proposal submission can be found on the EarthCARE AO web page.


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Smallsats win big prize at Copernicus Masters

08 November 2017

A constellation of small satellites that provide data on Earth's ice and soil moisture content to complement the Sentinel fleet took the top prize at this year's Copernicus Masters Competition.
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The awards ceremony took place on 07 November,  in Tallinn, Estonia, in front of an international audience during European Space Week as part of the Satellite Masters Conference & Horizon 2020 Space Info Day.