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The Optical Profiling of the Atmospheric Limb (OPAL) CubeSat Experiment

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CEDAR 2015 Workshop

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OPAL is an NSF CubeSat-based Science Mission within the Geospace and Atmospheric Research program. OPAL will measure lower thermospheric temperatures from 90-140 km altitude by observing the daytime 02 A-band (~762nm) emission with a high-sensitivity, hyper-spectral limb imager. The OPAL imager will be incorporated into a 3-U CubeSat bus with mission duration > 12 months. A student team at Utah State University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Dixie State University, supported by professional scientists and engineers from the Space Dynamics Laboratory, Hawk Institute and NASA is executing the OPAL mission.

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