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eagleyard CHARMS SMALL SATELLITE MERLIN

eagleyard Photonics GmbH enables SpaceTech GmbH/Immenstaad to build the LIDAR Frequency Reference Unit for German-French small satellite mission MERLIN (Methane Remote Sensing LIDAR Mission) - helping measuring methane gas concentration for a better understanding of climate change.

With a scheduled launch for 2021, the German-French satellite mission is laid out to measure methane gas concentration by means of a LIDAR instrument (LIght Detection And Ranging) sending laser light pulses into the atmosphere and determining the gas concentration by the characteristics of the reflected light. 

Click here to read the full Press Release in English. And here for the German version