ESA Scientific/Technical Publications
The Changing Earth (ESA SP-1304)
... The new scientific challenges outlined in this document have been formulated under the guidance of the Agency’s Earth Science Advisory Committee and in consultation with the scientific community. These challenges will guide ESA’s efforts in providing essential Earth-observation information to all relevant user communities, in close cooperation with our international partners.
Reports for Mission Selection
The Six Candidate Earth Explorer Missions (ESA SP-1279)
...Following a call for Core mission ideas in 2000 and selection of five of the ten proposals for pre-feasibility study, three of the candidates, EarthCARE, SPECTRA and WALES, were chosen for feasibility study in November 2001. In response to a call for Opportunity mission proposals in 2001, which resulted in 25 full proposals being submitted by early 2002, three mission candidates, ACE+, EGPM and SWARM, were also chosen for feasibility study. The Phase-A studies for all six Earth Explorer candidate missions are being finalised by early 2004, forming the basis for the Reports for Mission Selection for all six candidate missions.
EGNOS (ESA SP-1303)
The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System − A Cornerstone of Galileo
The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS) is the first-generation European Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) designed to serve the needs of maritime, land transport, time and aeronautical applications in the European and neighbouring regions.
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