6, March 2020

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10268
Open Date: 06/03/2020
Closing Date: 17/04/2020 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.156.01
Prog. Ref.: TRUTHS
Budget Ref.: E/E210-01 – TRUTHS
Special Prov.: CH+CZ+GR+RO+GB
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other
Technology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: Earth Observation Projects Department
Division: TRUTHS Project
Contract Officer: Aupetit, Irene
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 06/03/2020
Update Reason: Tender issue

TRUTHS(Traceable Radiometry Underpinning Terrestrial-and Helio- Studies)is primarily an operational climate mission,aiming to enhance by an order-of-magnitude our ability to estimate the Earth radiation budget through direct measurements and to establish a metrology laboratory in space to create a fiducial (International System of units – SI traceable) reference data set to cross-calibrate other sensors and improve the quality of their data. TRUTHS main objective is to establish a reference baseline measurement (benchmark) of the state of the planet, against which future observations can be compared to a)allow climate model improvements and forecast testing and b)provide observational evidence of climate change including mitigation strategies in the shortest time possible. To this end, TRUTHS will primarily measure the incoming outgoing energy from the climate system, including the spectral fingerprint needed to observationally attribute climate processes, with an accuracy needed to detect climate trends in the shortest possible time.

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