- Invitation to the ESA GMES Sentinels PDGS Information Day - 5th May 2009 - ESA/ESRIN
The first Invitation to Tender concerning the GMES Sentinels (1,2,3) Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS) procurement is scheduled to be issued in the summer of 2009.
Companies of the ESA Member States and of the EC Seventh Framework Programme Participating States are kindly invited to attend the Sentinels PDGS Information Day that will take place on Tuesday, 5th May 2009 at ESA/ESRIN from 09h00 to 13h00.
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Industry Days for GMES Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 Missions
The European Space Agency (ESA) organised on 26 and 27 November in Noordwijk Industry Days for GMES Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 Missions. The purpose of the event was to acquaint industry (principally the SMEs) with the industrial possibilities stemming from the best practice procurements planned by ESA. Industries from ESA Member States and Member/Associated States participating in FP7 were invited. A session specifically aimed at FP7 industries to inform on the plans for Sentinel-1 procurements took place.
The overall objective of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES), a joint initiative of the European Union and ESA, is to support Europe’s goals regarding sustainable development and global governance of the environment by providing timely and quality data, information, services and knowledge.
The GMES Space Component program includes the following instruments or sensing capabilities, which are grouped into "Sentinels":
- Sentinel-1 A C-band interferometric radar mission;
- Sentinel-2 A multi-spectral optical imaging mission;
- Sentinel-3 A mission with wide-swath low-medium resolution optical and infrared radiometers and a radar altimeter package
- EUCASS conference on aerospace sciences
The EUCASS conference on aerospace sciences took place from 1 to 6 July in Brussels, Belgium.
The conference aimed to provide a stimulating forum where scientists and engineers could exchange information and experiences. It also offered a venue for decision-makers within public authorities, industry and agencies to come together, as well as an opportunity for young scientists to meet their senior peers and the industry leaders of Europe.
Throughout the six-day event, the objectives was to:
- review the state-of-the-art in the field of aerospace sciences;
- present innovative solutions to the current problems in aerospace research and technology;
- promote industrial understanding of the scientific state-of-the-art and promote a synergy between aeronautics and space;
- inform agencies and decision-makers about novel perspectives and future directions in aerospace sciences, and give them the opportunity to present their future programmes.
For more information, please visit: http://www.vki.ac.be/eucass2007/index.html
Last updated on: 2009-04-20