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Design and performances of the fluorescence imaging spectrometer of flex
Author(s): D. Dubet; P. Crescence; C. Miesch; D. Lobb

Paper Abstract

The FLuorescence EXplorer (FLEX) mission is one of the two candidates of ESA’s 8th Earth Explorer opportunity mission. A system feasibility (Phase A/B1) study is about to be completed. The FLuORescence Imaging Spectrometer (FLORIS) is an imaging spectrometer on board of a medium sized satellite flying in tandem with Sentinel-3 in a Sun synchronous orbit at a height of about 814 km. FLORIS will observe vegetation fluorescence and reflectance within a spectral range between 500 and 780 nm, allowing the monitoring of seasonal variations of the vegetation cycles. FLORIS observes the land area including coastal zones (50 km).

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 1056330 (17 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2304110
Show Author Affiliations
D. Dubet, Airbus Defence and Space (France)
P. Crescence, Airbus Defence and Space (France)
C. Miesch, Airbus Defence and Space (France)
D. Lobb, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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