Omnisys Awarded ESA Contract for MetOp 2nd Generation
Omnisys Instruments has been awarded with an ESA contract to deliver receivers to Europe’s next generation of metrological satellites, the MetOp Second Generation satellites. The contract is for four years and the receivers will be used in three satellites to be launched seven years apart, with the first launch in 2020-2021.
A true milestone for Omnisys
The 118 GHz receiver is part of an instrument called Micro Wave Imaging radiometer, or MWI, that will be built by Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France. For Omnisys, this is an important milestone since it is the first time the company delivers payload receivers to an ESA satellite.
Omnisys has earlier delivered flight systems to several Swedish and ESA satellites. Among the most noticeable ones is the Odin Satellite, that was launched in 2001 and still is operational.
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Mr Martin Kores, CEO
Omnisys Instruments AB