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HawkEye: CubeSat SeaWiFS update
Author(s): Carl Schueler; Alan Holmes
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Paper Abstract

The SeaHawk 3U CubeSat program is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of San Francisco, and managed by John Morrison of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington (UNC-W). Cloudland Instruments is developing HawkEye for SeaHawk. HawkEye is a multispectral ocean color imager of SeaWiFS quality with 120 meter nadir resolution from an orbit altitude of 540 km to provide observation of sub-mesoscale variability for insights into poorly understood mixing dynamics. 120 meter imagery improves ability, relative to SeaWiFS 1km resolution, to monitor fjords, estuaries, coral reefs and other near-shore environments where anthropogenic stresses are often most acute and where there are considerable security and commercial interests. The optics, filters, and arrays comprise a cube 10 cm on a side to fit a 3U CubeSat manufactured by ClydeSpace of Glasgow Scotland, and provide a 350 km swath cross-track.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9978, CubeSats and NanoSats for Remote Sensing, 99780H (19 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2237374
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Carl Schueler, Cloudland Instruments (United States)
Alan Holmes, Cloudland Instruments (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9978:
CubeSats and NanoSats for Remote Sensing
Thomas S. Pagano, Editor(s)

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