BNSC Agency Report. to WGISS22 Annapolis, September 2006. Wyn Cudlip BNSC/QinetiQ [email protected] Current Instruments ATSR2 on ERS-2 http://www.atsr.rl.ac.uk/ AATSR on Envisat http://envisat.estec.esa.nl/instruments/aatsr/
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BNSC Agency Report
Annapolis, September 2006
ATSR2 on ERS-2 http://www.atsr.rl.ac.uk/
AATSR on Envisat http://envisat.estec.esa.nl/instruments/aatsr/
CHRIS on Proba http://www.chris-proba.org.uk/
Disaster Management Constellation http://www.sstl.co.uk/
TopSat – launched October 2005.
Planned Medium Satellites
TerraSAR L-Band http://www.infoterra-global.com/terrasar.html
Project for On-Board Autonomy
ESA mission (on Indian Launcher in 2000)
Platform technology demonstrator
615 km sun synchronous orbit.
Free ride for:
CHRIS - Compact High-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer
SREM - Radiation measurement sensor
DDEBIE - debris measurement sensor
Wide angle Earth pointing camera
Star tracker and gyroscope
Compact High-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer
operates from 400 nm to 1050 nm
63 bands at 36m resolution
18 bands at 18m resolution
Science Team include:
University of Swansea
ESSC, University of Reading
University of Plymouth
TopSat tracking and data reception
2 hours set up time
Very rapid downlinking to user – data on ground within 2 minutes of imaging
The trailer towed by a Land Rover, which contains local image processing and visualisation facilities. RAPIDS has already been demonstrated with ERS and SPOT.