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March 3, 2021

Romania – project leader in building instrument for detection of tiny airborne particles

Romania is a leader in an ambitious project of building an instrument for the detection and monitoring of tiny airborne particles, called lidar, informs a release of the Romanian Space Agency.
The new lidar – the first of this type in Europe – has the role of contributing to the mission of the satellites of the European Space Agency (ESA) that focus on the atmosphere. The lidar, the name of which comes from ‘light’ and ‘radar,’ is a remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser and analysing the reflected light.
Romania officially became the 19th ESA member state in December 2011. According to a contract signed at the ESA headquarters in Paris on Tuesday, the National Institute for Research and Development in Optoelectronics will run the new Multiply project, the purpose of which is the development of the first airborne high spectral resolution lidar, which operates in several wave lengths.

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