EnMAP satellite successfully launched

The EnMAP satellite was launched on April 01, 2022 and has successfully completed its LEOP (Launch and Early Orbit Phase).

The German EnMAP (Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program) satellite was launched on April 1, 2022 onboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA.

EnMAP is a German hyperspectral satellite mission that for monitoring and characterising coupled dynamic  processes of Earth’s ecosystems by extracting geochemical, biochemical and biophysical parameters that provide information on the status and evolution of various terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

The EnMAP satellite was built by OHB-System (Bremen, Wessling). The communication with the ground stations is done with the onboard S-Band communication system (consisting of TMTC-Unit and Antennas) of STT-SystemTechnik GmbH.

Links: EnMAP Mission