EnMAP test phase successfully completed

The hyperspectral environmental satellite EnMAP transmits data sets of the highest quality

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 the first hyperspectral satellite developed and build in Germany, equipped with two spectrometers, which have 242 recording bands in the wavelength range from 420 to 2450 nanometers. This also enables the satellite to record the short-wave infrared range in spectral resolutions, which has not been possible before.

EnMAP makes it possible to give prescise statements about the condition and changes of the earth's surface and our ecosystem. The possible areas of application range from agriculture and forestry, e.g. whether plants are sufficiently supplied with nutrients or soil is too dry, to monitoring water bodies and their changes or pollution to geology and urban use as well as georisks and natural hazards.

The EnMAP satellite was built by OHB-System (Bremen, Wessling), on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK).

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.


Link: https://www.ohb.de/news/testphase-im-all-erfolgreich-gemeistert-umweltbeobachter-enmap-ueberzeugt-mit-datensaetzen-von-hoechster-qualitaet