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Development of the Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) protoflight model
Author(s): Thomas S. Pagano; Mary Ballard; Allen L. De Forrest; Russell M. Hudyma; Richard L. Julian; Arnold L. Tessmer
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Paper Abstract

The moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) is scheduled for launch on the first of the Earth observing systems AM spacecraft in mid 1998. This instrument is designed to study Earth system processes and includes 36 spectral bands for study of oceanographic, atmospheric, and land surface phenomenon. The MODIS instrument has been under design and development for the past 10 years, with completion of the engineering model (EM) in mid 1995, and is now nearing completion of the first spaceflight unit, the protoflight model (PFM). This paper discusses the development of the PFM, by addressing the features and issues of the many subsystems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 1996
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2820, Earth Observing System, (11 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258100
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas S. Pagano, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)
Mary Ballard, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)
Allen L. De Forrest, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)
Russell M. Hudyma, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)
Richard L. Julian, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)
Arnold L. Tessmer, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2820:
Earth Observing System
William L. Barnes, Editor(s)

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