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Topsat: the demands placed by image quality
Author(s): Michael Price
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Paper Abstract

This paper explores the relationships between optical imagery performance metrics, and the requirements they place on the attitude control, and orbital knowledge, of a small, low cost, optical remote sensing satellite. These relationships are illuminated by the very real decisions and trade offs encountered in the design and development of the Topsat satellite. Topsat is a small, sun-synchronous satellite, designed to provide 2.5m resolution panchromatic imagery and 5m multispectral imagery in the three visible wavebands.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4814, Earth Observing Systems VII, (24 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.451599
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Michael Price, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4814:
Earth Observing Systems VII
William L. Barnes, Editor(s)

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