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12 December 2001 Space-based hyperspectral imagery of the moon and Earth limb
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The primary payload on a small-satellite, MightySat II.1, is a spatially modulated Fourier transform hyperspectral imager designed for terrain classification. This imager is the first hyperspectral imager to be successfully operated from space. As part of its year long mission, images have been taken of the Earth's limb and the moon. Analysis of the limb data have shown the presence of large scale structure in the limb while the moon imagery is being used to determine the suitability of using the moon as a vicarious calibration source. The paper briefly describes the satellite and hyperspectral instrument and presents examples of the limb and moon observations and data.
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Leonard John Otten III, Bernard Al Jones, Ana Edwards, Joshua Lane, Thomas R. Caudill, Victor Osweiler, Summer Yarbrough, James Arnold, Rojan Quarles, and Eric T. Kouba "Space-based hyperspectral imagery of the moon and Earth limb", Proc. SPIE 4540, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites V, (12 December 2001);

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