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15 December 1995 Land remote-sensing mission design process: EOS-AM2--a case study
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The Mission to Planet Earth will provide long term measurements of the Earth as a global system; the first series of missions is already under development. The second series of missions will continue the measurement baseline while evolving beyond today's technology. The EOS-AM2 mission is the second in the EOS-AM series of remote sensing spacecraft and is scheduled to launch in 2004. The measurements being considered for the EOS-AM2 mission include the Earth's radiation budget and atmospheric radiation, global land use, and land cover change, local-scale ecological and biogeochemical processes, global aerosol distribution and cloud properties, top-of-atmosphere, cloud, and surface angular reflectance functions, surface albedo, aerosol, and vegetation properties, as well as biological and physical processes on land and the ocean. Several options are being explored to deploy the set of instruments to carry out these measurements, including single spacecraft as well as multiple spacecraft configurations. The driving requirements contributing to the choice of a spacecraft configuration include measurement continuity, coverage, resolution, repeat cycle, and calibration.
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Francesco Bordi, Steven P. Neeck, Christopher J. Scolese, William E. Stoney, Raynor L. Taylor, and P. Westmeyer "Land remote-sensing mission design process: EOS-AM2--a case study", Proc. SPIE 2583, Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites, (15 December 1995);


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