BNSC Agency Report. to WGISS22 Annapolis, September 2006. Wyn Cudlip BNSC/QinetiQ firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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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.htmlBNSC Instruments/Missions
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 gyroscopePROBA
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 PlymouthCHRIS
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.