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ESA calls for EarthCARE mission advisory group

With ESA’s EarthCARE Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer satellite now entering its ‘production and qualification’ phase, ESA is calling for a new Mission Advisory Group.

EarthCARE – the largest and most complex Earth Explorer mission to date – is being developed as a joint venture between ESA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA.

Scheduled to be launched in August 2019, this new satellite mission will advance our understanding of the role that clouds and aerosols play in reflecting incident solar radiation back out to space and trapping infrared radiation emitted from Earth’s surface. These observations are much needed to improve climate predictions and weather forecasts.

The role of the Mission Advisory Group is to provide scientific advice to ESA during the development and implementation of the mission.

This call for group members covers Phase-D to Phase-E1, from production and qualification to the end of in-orbit commissioning.

Applications can be made via the Mission Advisory Group website

The deadline for application submission is 2 May at 11:00 GMT (12:00 CEST).

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