New AIUB – EUMETSAT – Collaboration
1. February 2021:
The Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern (AIUB) concluded a contract with the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) to launch the
Bernese POD Scientific Service that shall be provided to the Remote Sensing and Products (RSP) Division within EUMETSAT’s Technical and Scientific Support (TSS) Department. EUMETSAT intends to apply the Bernese GNSS Software (BSW) as a baseline software for its scientific and operational activities related to precise orbit determination (POD) involving several missions such as EPS/Metop, Sentinel-3, EPS-SG, Sentinel-6/Jason-CS and other missions of opportunity. For this purpose, EUMETSAT has initiated a Scientific Service contributing to the maintenance and evolution of the BSW as required for EUMETSAT’s POD applications.