EURECA is one of the few unmanned space vehicles that have been returned to the Earth unharmed. EURECA contained 15 experiments, from which the Occultation Radiometer (ORA) was one.
OIP, as a subcontractor to BIRA-IASB, designed, developed and manufactured the optical sub-assembly of ORA, an instrument designed to measure aerosol and trace gas densities in the earth’s atmosphere through a solar occultation technique in the Near IR, the visible and near UV spectral ranges.
Status: mission completed
Application: Earth Observation