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Teledyne e2v Space Imaging joins UK’s TRUTHS mission to form a space-based metrology laboratory for climate change forecasting

By Eric Van Rees - 5th December 2023 - 07:43

Teledyne e2v Space Imaging, part of Teledyne Technologies, announced that it has signed a formal agreement to be part of the UK-led climate change TRUTHS mission.

The agreement was signed yesterday at the United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP 28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with The UK Space Agency, The European Space Agency (ESA) and Airbus.

Part of The European Space Agency’s Earth Watch programme, The TRUTHS consortium will create a space-based climate and calibration observatory that will improve confidence in climate change forecasts and support net zero mitigation strategies and their impact. The mission will collect the most accurate measurements of energy coming into the Earth from the Sun, and light reflected off the Earth’s surface, to help understand global warming and humanity’s impact on the planet.

Following on from the initial study-phase, Teledyne e2v Space Imaging have been contracted to supply the TRUTHS hyperspectral sensor, and for the full design, manufacture and Technology Readiness Level (TRL) raising activities of the associated front-end electronics. These are the critical technologies of the Hyperspectral Imaging Spectrometer (HIS) which will acquire Earth, Sun and Moon radiation measurements across the whole spectral range, from ultraviolet to infrared.

Teledyne’s capabilities in hyperspectral and infrared materials and detectors is considered world class and the only solution available to meet the demanding performance requirements. Furthermore, Teledyne e2v designs and produces the range of hyperspectral detectors at its Space Imaging facility in Chelmsford, Essex, UK, where it has delivered on more than 250 space missions over the past 30+ years.

Read More: Meteorology/Climate Change Aerospace

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