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Technical Session I: The Horizon

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Abstract

The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, in collaboration with the Slovenian Centre of Excellence for Space Sciences and Technologies (SPACE-SI), is developing a 40 kg microsatellite for earth monitoring and observation that is capable of resolving a Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) of 2.8 m from a design altitude of 600 km. NEMO-HD (Nanosatellite for Earth Monitoring and Observation - High Definition) is the second spacecraft that is based on SFL's high-performance NEMO bus and builds upon the heritage of SFL's flight-proven Generic Nanosatellite Bus (GNB). NEMO-HD will carry two optical instruments: a narrow-field instrument as well as a wide-field instrument. The narrow-field instrument will be capable of resolving 2.8 m GSD in four channels corresponding to Landsat-1, 2, 3, and 4 spectral channels (450-520 nm, 520-600 nm, 630-690 nm, and 760-900 nm). The wide-field instrument will be capable of resolving 75 m GSD or better. Both instruments are capable of recording High-Definition video at 1920 by 1080 pixels. The spacecraft will be capable of performing global imaging and real-time video streaming over Slovenia and other regions where it will be in view of the ground station. In addition, the spacecraft will also be capable of performing remote observations. NEMOHD will include the standard complement of subsystems, sensors and actuators that make up a three-axis stabilized NEMO bus. NEMO-HD will be enhanced to include a 50 Mbps X-band downlink, 128 GB of on-board storage, a high-performance instrument computer, and a power system generating 31 W at end-of-life with a 130 W-h Li-ion battery. The paper provides an overview of the NEMO-HD system design.

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NEMO-HD: High-Resolution Microsatellite for Earth Monitoring and Observation

The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, in collaboration with the Slovenian Centre of Excellence for Space Sciences and Technologies (SPACE-SI), is developing a 40 kg microsatellite for earth monitoring and observation that is capable of resolving a Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) of 2.8 m from a design altitude of 600 km. NEMO-HD (Nanosatellite for Earth Monitoring and Observation - High Definition) is the second spacecraft that is based on SFL's high-performance NEMO bus and builds upon the heritage of SFL's flight-proven Generic Nanosatellite Bus (GNB). NEMO-HD will carry two optical instruments: a narrow-field instrument as well as a wide-field instrument. The narrow-field instrument will be capable of resolving 2.8 m GSD in four channels corresponding to Landsat-1, 2, 3, and 4 spectral channels (450-520 nm, 520-600 nm, 630-690 nm, and 760-900 nm). The wide-field instrument will be capable of resolving 75 m GSD or better. Both instruments are capable of recording High-Definition video at 1920 by 1080 pixels. The spacecraft will be capable of performing global imaging and real-time video streaming over Slovenia and other regions where it will be in view of the ground station. In addition, the spacecraft will also be capable of performing remote observations. NEMOHD will include the standard complement of subsystems, sensors and actuators that make up a three-axis stabilized NEMO bus. NEMO-HD will be enhanced to include a 50 Mbps X-band downlink, 128 GB of on-board storage, a high-performance instrument computer, and a power system generating 31 W at end-of-life with a 130 W-h Li-ion battery. The paper provides an overview of the NEMO-HD system design.