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Remote Sensing Satellites

Volume 20: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry, pursuant to the answer given to the hon. Member for Arundel on 16 February, Official Report, c. 108, what discussions are currently in progress for the further development of remote sensing satellites by the European Space Agency.

The member States of the European Space Agency are currently in the final stages of discussing the content and organisation of a remote sensing satellite programme, ERS-1, which will provide member States with oceanographic information to aid offshore activities, ship routing and the provision of marine forecasts.The programme is now open for member States to specify their levels of participation and it is expected that the definition phase will be started soon.