Expected goals :
Improvement in the capability of disruptive technologies for remote sensing
TRL Improvement of a versatile Lidar system for Earth observation
Synergy with current or future Earth observation constellations
Strengthening Europe’s industrial competitiveness in technologies for Earth observation
fostering links between academia and industry
impacts on Climate change
Expected goals :
Improvement in the capability of disruptive technologies for remote sensing with respect to existing Earth observation missions, opening new avenues for future space systems.
LEMON generic emitter will allow to target CH4, CO2, H2O with a single emitter.
LEMON versatile architecture will thus enable space qualification costs and efforts reduction of future space missions.
TRL improvement of a versatile Lidar system for Earth observation.
based on a generic emitter concept, to target several greenhouse gases and water vapour isotopes.
Synergy with current or future Earth observation constellations.
LEMON’s generic architecture could be used for future mission concepts, like joint missions between passive and active instruments.
The LEMON Lidar can be used in synergy with current passive instruments missions, through airborne measurement campaigns, to improve the capacity of diagnostic tools for monitoring the dynamic of the atmosphere.
LEMON is in line with the need for a European satellite-borne observation capacity to monitor CO2 emissions.
Strengthening Europe’s position in industrial competitiveness in technologies for Earth observation payloads and missions.
New emitter and frequency measurement technologies for earth observation, with a strong involvement of European SMEs and European space research institutes.
Fostering links between academia and industry, accelerating and broadening technology transfer.
LEMON is based on a balanced consortium of European SMEs, European Space Research institutes, and Universities.
impact on climate change understanding.
LEMON instrument development will impact both climate modelling and meteorological studies.
New mission concepts like simultaneous CO2 and H20 monitoring could be envisioned.