The European Space Agency (ESA) announced an opportunity call for calibration and validation activities related to its new EarthCARE satellite.
EarthCARE will provide global observations of clouds, atmospheric particles, and radiation using high-performance radar and lidar technology. The satellite, which ESA developed with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, is expected to launch in August 2019.
“This call aims to engage leading expertise for the calibration and validation activities of the mission, providing independent experimental data, analysis, and recommendations to critically assess the end-to-end performance of the instrument and its products,” the ESA announcement states.
The ARM Climate Research Facility is a DOE Office of Science user facility. The ARM Facility is operated by nine DOE national laboratories.