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The Coral Reef Satellite Mission
Author(s): Robert F. Goeke
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Paper Abstract

The Planetary Coral Reef Foundation is proposing to privately fund a Coral Reef Satellite Mission to perform a global mapping survey of shallow water coral reefs and monitor their health over a period of at least 5 years. Using available technology, but restricting the goals of the Mission to the limited objectives of finding and monitoring coral reefs, it is possible to design a coherent and cost effective flight system. We describe the general design of the mission and its components, giving particular emphasis to the science payload.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 November 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5569, Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2004, (16 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.562529
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Robert F. Goeke, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5569:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2004
Charles R. Bostater; Rosalia Santoleri, Editor(s)

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