OHB Earth observation satellite EnMAP to be launched in April 2022

(02 Feb 2022) The German Earth observation satellite EnMAP (Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program) is scheduled for launch early April 2022 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center.

From an altitude of around 650 kilometers, EnMAP will analyse the solar radiation reflected back from the Earth's surface.

The hyperspectral Earth observation satellite EnMAP was developed and built by OHB System AG on behalf of the German Space Agency at DLR with funds from the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action. The scientific management lies with the German GeoForschungsZentrum in Potsdam. The ground segment was built and will be operated by DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen.

Reference: OHB PR

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