Status of instrument studies, June 2005

The size of the project team in CNES is increasing now rapidly. Marfeq (the radiometric part of the Madras Microwave imager) is under development (phases C, D) with the Astrium company. Complementary phase B studies of the other instruments Saphir and ScaRaB are performed by CNES with the help of CNRS labs. These instruments shall bo in phase C,D after review at the end of 2005.