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System definition of the ESA Earth explorer SPECTRA mission
Author(s): Umberto Del Bello; Jean-Loup Bezy; Joachim Fuchs; Michael Rast
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes the system implementation for SPECTRA, which is one of the candidates for the future ESA Earth Explorer Core Missions. The system will enable observations of defined land targets in various spectral bands from the Visible into the Thermal IR and with variable directions of observations. These observations will provide samples of the Bi-directional Reflectance Distribution Function of vegetation. To monitor variations in time of the vegetation properties, the observations will be performed with a revisit of 3 days, assuming cloud-free conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4881, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VI, (8 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.463003
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Umberto Del Bello, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Jean-Loup Bezy, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Joachim Fuchs, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Michael Rast, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4881:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VI
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Joan B. Lurie; Michelle L. Aten; Konradin Weber; Joan B. Lurie; Michelle L. Aten; Konradin Weber, Editor(s)

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