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Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) on the International Space Station (ISS): Launch, Installation, Activation and First Results
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Author and Affiliation:
Blakeslee, R. J.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Christian, H. J.(Alabama Univ., Huntsville, AL, United States)
Mach, D. M.(Universities Space Research Association, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Buechler, D. E.(Alabama Univ., Huntsville, AL, United States)
Wharton, N. A.(Alabama Univ., Huntsville, AL, United States)
Stewart, M. F.(Alabama Univ., Huntsville, AL, United States)
Ellett, W. T.(Alabama Univ., Huntsville, AL, United States)
Koshak, W. J.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Walker, T. D.(Alabama Univ., Huntsville, AL, United States)
Virts, K.(Universities Space Research Association, NASA Postdoctoral Program, Huntsville, AL, United States) Show more authors
Abstract: Mission: Fly a flight-spare LIS (Lightning Imaging Sensor) on ISS to take advantage of unique capabilities provided by the ISS (e.g., high inclination, real time data); Integrate LIS as a hosted payload on the DoD Space Test Program-Houston 5 (STP-H5) mission and launch on a Space X rocket for a minimum 2 year mission. Measurement: NASA and its partners developed and demonstrated effectiveness and value of using space-based lightning observations as a remote sensing tool; LIS measures lightning (amount, rate, radiant energy) with storm scale resolution, millisecond timing, and high detection efficiency, with no land-ocean bias. Benefit: LIS on ISS will extend TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) time series observations, expand latitudinal coverage, provide real time data to operational users, and enable cross-sensor calibration.
Publication Date: Dec 11, 2017
Document ID:
20170012196
(Acquired Dec 19, 2017)
Subject Category: METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Report/Patent Number: MSFC-E-DAA-TN50473
Document Type: Oral/Visual Presentation
Meeting Information: AGU Fall Meeting 2017; 11-15 Dec. 2017; New Orleans, LA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: American Geophysical Union; Washington, DC, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: 80MSFC17M0; NNH15CO48B; NNM11AA01A; NNMAA1101A
Financial Sponsor: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Public use permitted
NASA Terms: LIGHTNING; IMAGING TECHNIQUES; INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION; REAL TIME OPERATION; TIME MEASUREMENT; DATA PRODUCTS; RADIANT FLUX DENSITY; SPACECRAFT LAUNCHING; CALIBRATING; PAYLOADS; TRMM SATELLITE
Other Descriptors: LIGHTNING; LIS; IS
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