The payload is developed by the payload mission consortium in Europe under the lead of ESA. The satellite is built by an industrial consortium led by OHB as prime contracted by ESA. The launch of the satellite is planned for 2026. The Payload is developed and verified distributed in Europe by several organization led by ESA, the Pricipal Investigators in Germany at DLR/Institute of Planetary Research, Italy and Spain as shown in the table below.
The main contributions of the Institute of Optical Sensor Systems are: