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Continuation of the Landsat Mission with Sustained Land Imaging (SLI) and the Reduced Envelope Multispectral Imager (REMI)
Author(s): Dennis Nicks; James Howell; Bob Slusher; Tom Kampe; Paul Kaptchen; Nathan Leisso; Nathan Showalter; Emily Mrkvicka; Betsy Farris; Bob Warden; Kyle Solander; Jonathan Fox; Homero Gutierrez; Nick Pulaski; Bill Good; Lyle Ruppert; Erik Wilkinson
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Paper Abstract

REMI (Reduced Envelope Multispectral Imager) is a new instrument developed by Ball Aerospace specifically for the Sustained Land Imaging (SLI) program. The goal of REMI is to meet the current Landsat mission requirements with a much smaller volume, lower cost payload. A lower single unit recurring cost enables economies of scale on multiple builds by leveraging non-recurring engineering costs. This lower cost enables multiple copies on-orbit at the same time for improved temporal sampling, an innovative approach to space segment reliability, and more frequent technology onramps. REMI achieves miniaturization through use of a common aperture for all spectral bands. REMI features a pointing mechanism that compensates for platform and ground motion while using cross-track, step-stare pointing to produce contiguous ground coverage in all spectral bands. The status of the REMI development and airborne flight testing will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11127, Earth Observing Systems XXIV, 111270X (9 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2529570
Show Author Affiliations
Dennis Nicks, Ball Aerospace (United States)
James Howell, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Bob Slusher, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Tom Kampe, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Paul Kaptchen, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Nathan Leisso, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Nathan Showalter, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Emily Mrkvicka, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Betsy Farris, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Bob Warden, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Kyle Solander, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Jonathan Fox, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Homero Gutierrez, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Nick Pulaski, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Bill Good, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Lyle Ruppert, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Erik Wilkinson, Ball Aerospace (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11127:
Earth Observing Systems XXIV
James J. Butler; Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong; Xingfa Gu, Editor(s)

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