Thales Alenia Space leads the build of photosynthesis mission18 January 2019 A new contract seals the deal for Thales Alenia Space to lead the consortium that is building ESA’s photosynthesis mission: FLEX.
Deal signed for FLEX’s fluorescence finder07 November 2016
Deal signed for FLEX’s fluorescence finder07 November 2016 ESA has selected Italian company Leonardo to build the main instrument for the upcoming FLEX satellite to study the health of Earth’s vegetation.
FLEX takes on mutants25 August 2016
FLEX takes on mutants25 August 2016 Because a plant isn’t green doesn’t mean it can’t photosynthesise as well as its more usual counterpart, but when measured by satellites, these non-green varieties skew results on plant health. FLEX is different. Experiments using ‘mutants’ show that...