Aug 27 – 29, 2018
Paris, France
Europe/Paris timezone

MARTIC, a satellites constellation addressing fundamental atmospheric parameters from the middle stratosphere to the upper mesosphere

Aug 28, 2018, 4:50 PM
Charpak room (Paris, France)

Charpak room

Paris, France

Pierre and Marie Curie campus Sorbonne University
talk Session 3: Small satellite missions, future missions and challenges Session 3: Small satellite missions


Dr Alain Hauchecorne (CNRS-LATMOS)Dr Philippe Keckhut (LATMOS)


MARTIC (Middle Atmsophere Rayleigh Temperature Instruments Constellation) is a future innovative small satellites constellation, which aims to measure the middle atmosphere temperature from the middle stratosphere to the upper mesosphere. The accurate knowledge of the atmospheric vertical temperature profile and its temporal variation remains a topic of considerable scientific and societal importance. These measurements are of strategic interest for a large number of environmental, aeronautical and space applications. We are looking to set up a unique service, which provides atmospheric density and temperature vertical profiles data in near real time with a full Earth coverage and an excellent revisit time. The first step is to develop a small in-orbit demonstration satellite to provide early flight access to our promising and disruptive innovation system to measure fundamental atmospheric parameters.

Primary author

Dr Alain Hauchecorne (CNRS-LATMOS)


Dr Mustapha Meftah (LATMOS / CNRS / Paris-Saclay University) Dr Philippe Keckhut (LATMOS)

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