The CO2M mission should carry a near-infrared and shortwave-infrared spectrometer to measure atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by human activity. These measurements should reduce current uncertainties at national and regional scales in estimating carbon dioxide emissions due to the combustion of fossil fuels. This should provide the EU with a unique and independent source of information to assess the effectiveness of policy measures, and to track their impact towards decarbonizing Europe and meeting national emission reduction targets.
OUR INVOLVEMENT IN THE PROJECT
OHB Czechspace is responsible within the CO2M project for analytical verification of the satellite platform’s static strength. The analyses to be performed by the OHB Czechspace team include strength verification of primary, secondary, and tertiary structure as well as the insert and fastener verification.
The project is characterized by a demanding schedule, with the satellite’s upcoming Preliminary Design Review (PDR) milestone in January 2022, followed by the Critical Design Review (CDR) in January 2023. Achieving these milestones will be possible only through the excellent work of all CO2M mission team members.
The launch of the first CO2M satellite is planned for the end of 2025.