The Compact Hyperspectral Prism Spectrometer for Sustainable Land Imaging:

Space imagery provides a unique resource for addressing the earth’s challenges associated with land cover change, land use, disaster relief, deforestation, regional planning, and global change research. At Ball Aerospace, we are developing the Compact Hyperspectral Prism Spectrometer (CHPS) as a candidate imaging spectrometer technology for insertion into future Sustainable Land Imaging missions. The 2013…

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OAWL: A High-heritage US Doppler Wind Lidar for Next-Generation Space-based Wind and Aerosol Observations

Improving weather forecast skill with global wind profile measurements is one solution to earth challenges from hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters. ESA’s Aeolus Doppler Wind Lidar (DWL) launched on 23 August 2018, demonstrating the first global, vertically resolved, direct wind profile measurements from space. As single line-of-sight (LOS) Aeolus wind measurements demonstrate impact on…

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Developing Standards for Space & CubeSat Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE)

In the era of rapidly evolving threats that require faster cycle times for fielding and modifying warfighting capabilities, standards provide vendors and operators with the ability to focus on advanced technologies while building on known, time-proven standards. Col (Ret) Steven (Steve) A. MacLaird, Object Management Group’s (OMG) SVP for Government & Industry Strategy will discuss…

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