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The Orbiting Carbon Observatory instrument: performance of the OCO instrument and plans for the OCO-2 instrument
Author(s): Randy Pollock; Robert E. Haring; James R. Holden; Dean L. Johnson; Andrea Kapitanoff; David Mohlman; Charles Phillips; David Randall; David Rechsteiner; Jose Rivera; Jose I. Rodriguez; Mark A. Schwochert; Brian M. Sutin
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Paper Abstract

NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) was designed to make measurements of carbon dioxide concentrations from space with the precision and accuracy required to identify sources and sinks on regions scales (~1,000 km). Unfortunately, OCO was lost due to a failure of the launch vehicle. Since then, work has started on OCO-2, planned for launch in early 2013. This paper will document the OCO instrument performance and discuss the changes planned for the OCO-2 instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2010
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7826, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIV, 78260W (13 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.865243
Show Author Affiliations
Randy Pollock, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Robert E. Haring, Hamilton Sundstrand - Energy, Space & Defense - Pomona (United States)
James R. Holden, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Dean L. Johnson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Andrea Kapitanoff, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
David Mohlman, Hamilton Sundstrand - Energy, Space & Defense - Pomona (United States)
Charles Phillips, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
David Randall, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
David Rechsteiner, Hamilton Sundstrand - Energy, Space & Defense - Pomona (United States)
Jose Rivera, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jose I. Rodriguez, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Mark A. Schwochert, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Brian M. Sutin, Hamilton Sundstrand - Energy, Space & Defense - Pomona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7826:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIV
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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