The German EnMAP satellite was successfully launched into the sky on Friday evening from Cape Canaveral in Florida aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9. The EnMAP mission “scientific” team celebrated at the German Research Center for Geosciences Potsdam in exciting minutes before it’s time to start with a variety of events and experiences. The lectures, talks and live broadcasts gave the idea of the science fiction, many years of preparation and a variety of current and future activities. He was joined by Potsdam Mayor Mike Schubert, who was equally pleased to announce the progress.
In the coming years, the hyperspectral mission will take images of the Earth’s surface in about 250 colors (“spectral bands”) and thus provide insight into the status of plants, the soil and water more precise than ever before. Short -term changes can be recorded with the help of satellite, depending on the size of the fabric. The EnMAP environmental mission is being led by the German Space Agency at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK). The mission is under the scientific direction of the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) in Potsdam. The satellite and hyperspectral device were built by OHB-System AG. The total amount is about 300 million euros.
Anna Christmann: “The new mission is helping to address the effects of climate change and environmental pollution”
“Without looking at the Earth from the sky, it is very difficult to quantify the global magnitude of the climate crisis and its consequences,” said Federal Government Commissioner for Aerospace, MdB Dr. Anna Christmann. “DLR and GFZ’s new and powerful EnMAP technology will give us detailed information about the status of the Earth’s ecosystems with its hyperspectral images. This will help us capture the effects. climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental pollution. With EnMAP, Germany is making a significant contribution to Europe’s space technology and a sustainable world. “
Niels Hovius: “Release is important in GFZ history”
The interim Scientific Director of GFZ, Prof. Niels Hovius, emphasizing the importance of missionary science and various applications: These include “from archival research and mapping to water quality monitoring EnMAP will provide critical data to accurately determine the effects of climate change and other environmental changes. on Earth. ” Hovius added: “Initiation is an important milestone in GFZ history. Colleagues at GFZ have worked on the missionary research program with the EnMAP Science Advisory Group for many years.” The Potsdam Group is also organizing a major EnMAP-PI program for scientific preparation and missionary support. This includes, among other things, the development of open source software for analyzing hyperspectral data, independent validation of EnMAP data, and a wide range of simulation and network operations. for the user community. EnMAP-PI is also supported by partner organizations Humboldt University Berlin, University of Greifswald, AWI Bremerhaven and LMU Munich.
Manja Schüle: “Forward and critical ideas for global, environmental and climate research”
Brandenburg’s Minister of Research, Dr. Manja Schüle was pleased with the progress and said: “Our Earth is a new generation: thanks to the EnMAP satellite mission, we will have more reliable information about the changes that have taken place. The need for the development of innovations to adapt to climate change The start -up car was released in Cape Canaveral – the scientific director of the research project in Potsdam., Environmental and climate research. “
About the EnMAP satellite
Special image boxes on board provide images of the Earth’s surface in more than two hundred broken lines, called hyperspectral images or spectroscopy images. With this high -resolution data, the Earth can be seen at a level never before seen. Minerals and contaminants can be identified, plants can be identified and their food supply checked, or the nature of the contamination of water bodies.
The field of biological knowledge is growing rapidly
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