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Overview of the EarthCARE multi-spectral imager and results from the development of the MSI engineering model
Author(s): Mark Chang

Paper Abstract

The EarthCARE satellite mission objective is the observation of clouds and aerosols from low Earth orbit. The key spatial context providing instrument within the payload suite of four instruments is the Multi-Spectral Imager (MSI). The MSI is intended to provide information on the horizontal variability of the atmospheric conditions and to identify e.g. cloud type, textures, and temperature. It will form Earth images at 500m ground sample distance (GSD) over a swath width of 150km; it will image Earth in seven spectral bands: one visible, one near-IR (NIR), two short-wave IR (SWIR) and three thermal IR (TIR). The instrument therefore comprises four key parts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 2019
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10564, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012, 105643Z (26 August 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2551545
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Mark Chang, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10564:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012
Bruno Cugny; Errico Armandillo; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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