Celestia-STS has secured a significant new contract in the frame of the Copernicus ROSE-L mission.
The equipment that C-STS will provide forms part of the overall Back-End Instrument EGSE. This EGSE is a combination of RF and Digital elements. C-STS will be responsible for the Digital elements and ATOS (Austria) will be responsible for the RF part of the scope of supply. Celestia will be acting as subcontractor to ATOS, with prime contractor being Airbus DS (UK).
The C-STS EGSE elements will be based on both the Multi-Purpose-Interface-Platform (MPIP) and WizardLink Front-End (WzL FE) the in-house build products, however there are a number of project specific interfaces included. Furthermore, ambient and TVAC compatible harnesses are requested as part of the scope of supply deliverables.
About Copernicus ROSE-L Mission
The Radar Observation System for Europe in L-band (Copernicus ROSE-L) mission is to provide continuous day-and-night all-weather monitoring of Earth and offer frequent images at a high spatial resolution. The ROSE-L (L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar) mission will provide information for monitoring forest type and cover in support of biomass estimation, as well as soil moisture, vegetation and land ice. The mission will automatically map and monitor sea and land ice, greatly helping climate change research.
With launch planned in 2028, ROSE-L will provide continuous day-and-night all-weather monitoring of Earth’s land, oceans and ice, and offer frequent images at a high spatial resolution.
During its 7.5-year lifetime, the ROSE-L mission will realise new information that cannot be gathered by existing satellites or through other means. ROSE-L will deliver essential information on forests and land cover, leading to improved monitoring of the terrestrial carbon cycle and carbon accounting.