C-Core to build transponder for European Space Agency biomass mission

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  • Publisher: ntv.ca
  • Date: 2019-02-12T21:26:02+00:00
  • Author: Leila Beaudoin
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Europe’s space agency needs a transponder. This N.L. group is going to build it

A St. John’s-based research and development non-profit has inked an almost $10-million deal to help build a transponder to help the European Space Agency with its work.

“Our’biomass’transponder will include a number of firsts in terms of software and design that we believe will make it the most precise transponder on the planet,”‘says Paul Griffin, president and CEO of C-CORE.

C-CORE is the prime contractor on the transponder and is’working’with three other groups ‘based in Italy, Ireland, and Luxembourg’for the project, called the Earth Explorer Biomass.

The purpose’is to measure carbon stored in, and released by,’forests, and what happens to it over time.

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C-CORE inks $9.6-million satellite tech contact

C-CORE announced Tuesday it has signed a $9.6 million contract with Airbus Defence and Space to design and build satellite tech for the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Biomass Mission.

The ESA had contracted Airbus Defence and Space to lead its satellite development, while C-CORE has been subcontracted by Airbus to design, develop, build and install what is called the Biomass transponder.

C-CORE is a St. John’s-based research and development firm and is a separately incorporated corporation of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

The Biomass Mission is being touted as addressing one of the most fundamental components in the Earth system ‘ the status and dynamics of tropical forests.

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  • Publisher: ANSA.it
  • Date: 2019-02-12T18:23
  • Author: Redazione ANSA
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  • Publisher: Forbes
  • Date: 2019-02-12
  • Author: Michela Tindera
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