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ALTIUS

ALTIUS [ESA]

ALTIUS (Atmospheric Limb Tracker for Investigation of the Upcoming Stratosphere) is a small ozone-monitoring satellite built by Qinetiq for ESA.

ALTIUS will deliver profiles of concentrations of stratospheric ozone an other trace gases like nitrogen dioxide,using an instrument capable of ultravilolet, visible and near-infrared observation.

Qinetiq will build the satellite based on theitr P200 bus. OIP Space Systems will build the payload.

launch is planned for 2023 from Kourou. A rocket to launch the mission has not yet been selected.

Nation: Europe
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: ESA
Contractors: Qinetiq Space Belgium (prime); OIP Space Systems (payload)
Equipment:
Configuration: P200 platform
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 3 years
Mass: 240 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ALTIUS - 2023 Ko with ?

References:

  • ESA: