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26 October 2004 Medium-sized aperture camera for Earth observation from space
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Medium-sized Aperture Camera (MAC) for earth observation on a small satellite is being developed by Satrec Initiative and ATSB. Designed as a cost-effective high-resolution camera, this push-broom type camera has 1 panchromatic and 4 multispectral channels using all-CCDs-in-one focal plane, and it does not split the channels by prisms. The panchromatic channel has 2.5m, and multispectral channels have 5m of ground sampling distance at a nominal altitude of 685km. The 300mm modified Ritchey-Chretien telescope contains two aspheric mirrors and two spherical correction lenses. MAC is the main payload of RazakSAT (formerly known as MACSAT) to be launched in 2005. RazakSAT is a 180kg (including MAC) small satellite, designed to provide high-resolution imagery of 20km swath width on a near equatorial orbit (NEqO). The mission objective is to demonstrate the capability of a high-resolution small remote sensing satellite system on a near equatorial orbit. This paper describes the status report on the development of the MAC Qualification Model and technical issues.
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Eugene D. Kim, Young-Wan Choi, Myung-Seok Kang, Ee-Eul Kim, Ho-Soon Yang, Abdul Aziz Abdul Rasheed, and Ahmad Sabirin Arshad "Medium-sized aperture camera for Earth observation from space", Proc. SPIE 5542, Earth Observing Systems IX, (26 October 2004);


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