Announcement of Opportunity
Call for proposals of sites for the Venµs Earth Observation Mission
CNES, the French space agency, and ISA, the Israel space agency, are soliciting research proposals for the use of Venµs earth observation data. The purpose of this call is to select about 100 sites to be acquired by the Venµs mission.
Call files : Venus call 2014.zip
Call site : http://guillemot.ups-tlse.fr/venus
Deadline for proposal submission : 16 February 23h00 UTC (Midnight Central European Time).
Venµs unique features will be to acquire high resolution (5 and 10m), super-spectral (12 bands) images every other day with constant view angles over about 100 sites of interest located around the world. Venµs strives at demonstrating the relevance of the combination of such high temporal observation capabilities, high spectral resolution, and high spatial resolution for science and applied researches. It also attempts to prepare the specifications of the next generation of missions dedicated to land surface monitoring.
Venµs is planned to be launched during 2016. The scientific mission is designed to last two and a half years (30 months) in order to observe two vegetation cycles in both hemispheres.