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Development of ASTER ground data system and ASTER first data generation
Author(s): Hiroshi Watanabe; Hiroji Tsu; Isao Sato
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Paper Abstract

12 ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection radiometer) which has been developed by MITI (Ministry of International Trade and Industry) and JAROS was successfully launched on December 18 10:57 PST on the satellite called Terra by the Launch Vehicle Atlas II. On the ground, ASTER Ground DATA System (ASTER GDS) has been developed also by MITI and ERSDAC together with EOSDIS (EOS Data and Information System) that has been developed by NASA and GSFC (Goddard Space Flight Center). Currently, Terra is orbiting around the Earth on the nominal polar orbit and ASTER is collecting data from all over the world. The comprehensive operation of Terra is performed by GSFC, while ASTER operation is conducted by ASTER GDS. As of September 2000, ASTER is working well and producing good image data of VNIR (Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer), SWIR (Short Wavelength Infrared Radiometer) and TIR (Thermal Infrared Radiometer). The details at the development stage of ASTER GDS have been described three times in foregoing SPIE Conferences. In this paper, the first data and experiences during the Initial Checkout will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4169, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites IV, (9 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417108
Show Author Affiliations
Hiroshi Watanabe, Earth Remote Sensing Data Analysis Ctr. (Japan)
Hiroji Tsu, Shikoku National Industrial Research Institute (Japan)
Isao Sato, Geological Survey of Japan (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4169:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites IV
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Joan B. Lurie; Alexander Ropertz; Konradin Weber, Editor(s)

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