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Multimission sensor for the RESERVES small-satellite program
Author(s): Steven Kilston; Vera M. Kilston; Thomas F. Utsch
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Paper Abstract

The RESERVES program sensor concept, a multiwavelength optical system with two standard focal planes, handles many missions by using commandable readout and processing options. Performance (coverage rate, resolution, spectral data) and rapid operational readiness are achieved with the size, power, and communication link constraints of a 450-kg spacecraft. Missions achievable include weather and oceanographic mapping, earth-disk scanning for strategic warming, focused rapid-repeat theater scanning for intratheater missiles, land and ocean remote sensing, and space-object surveillance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1495, Small-Satellite Technology and Applications, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45884
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Steven Kilston, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Labs. (United States)
Vera M. Kilston, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Labs. (United States)
Thomas F. Utsch, Air Force Space Systems Div. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1495:
Small-Satellite Technology and Applications
Brian J. Horais, Editor(s)

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