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.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Contractors:||Qinetiq Space Belgium (prime); OIP Space Systems (payload)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|