ESA's premier mission candidate: System and payload overview

  title={ESA's premier mission candidate: System and payload overview},
  author={Bernardo Carnicero Dominguez and Stefan Kraft and Joerg Langen and Ville Kangas and Paolo Bensi and Jean-Loup B{\'e}zy and Mark Drinkwater and Paul Ingmann and Chung-Chi Lin and Roland Meynart and Pierluigi Silvestrin and Fredrik von Sch{\'e}ele and Urban Frisk and Anders Emrich},
  journal={2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium},
The European Space Agency (ESA) is preparing candidates for the 7th Earth Explorer Core mission with the aim to select one of them to be launched towards the end of this decade. Earth Explorers are the backbone of the science and research element of ESA's Living Planet Programme, providing an important contribution to the global endeavour of understanding the Earth system, particularly in view of global climate change. Six candidate missions were selected and further investigated in the… CONTINUE READING

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