ESA chooses Thales Alenia Space to lead the FLEX mission – Satellite News Digest

Thales Alenia Space announced that it has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to lead the Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) satellite mission. FLEX was selected in 2015 as ESA’s eighth Earth Explorer mission, and is scheduled for launch in 2023. It will map the Earth’s vegetation fluorescence to quantify photosynthetic activity using the FLORIS instrument.

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