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Call for new Earth Explorer mission ideas

25 September 2017

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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.

Our planet works as a complex system that involves considerable natural variability, but human activity is taking its toll on many of these natural processes.

Traditionally, Earth Explorer missions are built in response to the needs of the scientific community in their quest to understand different aspects of the Earth system and the interactions that bind the system as a whole.

The main purpose of an Earth Explorer is to advance science and technology, and to address questions that have a direct bearing on societal issues that humankind will face in the coming decades such as the availability of food, water, energy and resources, health and climate change.

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