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Commissioning of the CALIPSO payload
Author(s): Carl Weimer; Lyle Ruppert; Justin Spelman
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Paper Abstract

The CALIPSO satellite launched on April 28, 2006. It successfully entered into the Aqua (A) -train of Earth observing satellites along with its co-manifested CloudSat satellite. CALIPSO includes a Payload built for NASA by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. The Payload includes three instruments for earth remote sensing: A two-wavelength polarization-sensitive lidar, a visible wide-field camera (WFC), and an infrared imaging radiometer (IIR). The commissioning and performance assessment of the satellite were successfully completed in the first ninety days after launch. This paper highlights some of the key instrument performance measured during commissioning, focusing on the lidar and wide-field camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6555, Sensors and Systems for Space Applications, 65550J (3 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.722420
Show Author Affiliations
Carl Weimer, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. (United States)
Lyle Ruppert, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. (United States)
Justin Spelman, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6555:
Sensors and Systems for Space Applications
Richard T. Howard; Robert D. Richards, Editor(s)

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