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The esa earth explorer land surface processes and interactions mission
Author(s): Jean-Yves Labandibar; Franck Jubineau; Pierluigi Silvestrin; Umberto Del Bello

Paper Abstract

The European Space Agency (ESA) is defining candidate missions for Earth Observation. In the class of the Earth Explorer missions, dedicated to research and pre-operational demonstration, the Land Surface Processes and Interactions Mission (LSPIM) will acquire the accurate quantitative measurements needed to improve our understanding of the nature and evolution of biosphere-atmosphere interactions and to contribute significantly to a solution of the scaling problems for energy, water and carbon fluxes at the Earth’s surface. The mission is intended to provide detailed observations of the surface of the Earth and to collect data related to ecosystem processes and radiation balance. It is also intended to address a range of issues important for environmental monitoring, renewable resources assessment and climate models. The mission involves a dedicated maneuvering satellite which provides multi-directional observations for systematic measurement of Land Surface BRDF (BiDirectional Reflectance Distribution Function) of selected sites on Earth. The satellite carries an optical payload : PRISM (Processes Research by an Imaging Space Mission), a multispectral imager providing reasonably high spatial resolution images (50 m over 50 km swath) in the whole optical spectral domain (from 450 nm to 2.35 μm with a resolution close to 10 nm, and two thermal bands from 8.1 to 9.1 μm). This paper presents the results of the Phase A study awarded by ESA, led by ALCATEL Space Industries and concerning the design of LSPIM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10569, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2000, 105690Q (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2307901
Show Author Affiliations
Jean-Yves Labandibar, Alcatel Alenia Space (France)
Franck Jubineau, Alcatel Alenia Space (France)
Pierluigi Silvestrin, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)
Umberto Del Bello, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10569:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2000
Georges Otrio, Editor(s)

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