EnMAP will record environmental parameters with high spectral and spatial resolution
The German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Bonn signed a contract with Kayser-Threde, Munich to start the implementation phase C/D for the hyperspectral satellite EnMAP (Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program).The total amount for the manufacturing of the satellite pertaining to this optical Earth observation mission amounts to 90 million Euro provided by the Ministry of Economics and Technology.
EnMAP is designed to record bio-physical, bio-chemical and geo-chemical variables to increase our understanding of biospheric /geospheric processes and to ensure the sustainability of our resources. The mission, that is to be launched in 2012, is scheduled to last for five years.
The German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ was responsible for the definition of the system and is scientific leader within the EnMAP project.