St. John’s-based C-Core, a research-based technology company, has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space to design and build satellite technology for the European Space Agency’s Biomass Mission.
ESA has contracted Airbus Defence and Space to lead the satellite development, while C-Core has been subcontracted by Airbus to design, develop, build and install the Biomass transponder.
The total value of the contract is $9.6-million Canadian.
Minister @MitchelmoreMHA speaks at C-CORE announcement of BIOMASS space project working with Airbus. The project will create 22 person-years of employment over the next five years, and will see C-CORE add 4 new full-time positions. pic.twitter.com/YJXTNUuvNl
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The transponder, measuring over eight meters in diameter, will receive signals from the satellite and transmit a reference signal to ensure accurate calibration of onboard sensors.
President and CEO of C-Core, Paul Griffin calls the contract “exciting news.”
So proud to work with @AirbusSpace to design and build satellite technology for @esa Biomass Project! Our goal: the world's most accurate callibration transponder to support efforts to measure and monitor our planet's carbon cycle! #Biomass #STEM #NLtech https://t.co/QRZR5290cz pic.twitter.com/HwnOwaSmGr
— C-CORE (@ccore1975) February 12, 2019