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Bitcoin, Blockchains and Efficient Distributed Spacecraft Mission ControlEarth Observing 1 (E0-1) satellite has an imaging spectrometer (hyperspectral) instrument called Hyperion. The satellite is able to image any spot on Earth in the nadir looking direction every 16 days. With slewing of the satellite and allowing for up to a 23 degree view angle, any spot on the Earth can be imaged approximately every 2 to 3 days. EO-1 has been used to track many natural hazards such as wildfires, volcanoes and floods. An enhanced capability that is sought is the ability to image natural hazards in a daily time series for space based imaging spectrometers. The Hyperion can not provide this capability on EO-1 with the present polar orbit. However, a constellation of cubesats each powered with Intelligent Payload Modules, and each with copies of a commercial imaging spectrometer, positioned strategically in the same orbit, can be used to provide daily coverage, cost-effectively.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Goddard Space Flight Center
Document Type
Mandl, Dan
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
October 4, 2017
Publication Date
September 13, 2017
Subject Category
Systems Analysis And Operations Research
Economics And Cost Analysis
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: Information Science & Technology (IS&T) Colloquium
Location: Greenbelt, MD
Country: United States
Start Date: September 13, 2017
Sponsors: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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