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Demonstrating Technologies for Hyperspectral Infrared Remote Sensing from Space on a CubeSat (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Thomas S. Pagano
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Paper Abstract

CubeSats offer a low cost platform for remote sensing and in-situ measurements in space. Not only is the cost of the spacecraft low, but also the cost of the launch since typically CubeSats are secondary payloads to the primary satellite being launched. Despite the low available volume, mass and power and a typically less than ideal orbit, the platform can be ideal for demonstrating technology and even achieving certain science quality measurements. In this talk we discuss the CubeSat Infrared Atmospheric Sounder (CIRAS) a new project at NASA JPL designed to demonstrate key technologies for hyperspectral infrared measurements of atmospheric temperature and water vapor from space.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2017
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Proc. SPIE 10402, Earth Observing Systems XXII, 104021O (22 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2278119
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Thomas S. Pagano, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10402:
Earth Observing Systems XXII
James J. Butler; Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong; Xingfa Gu, Editor(s)

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