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3 October 2006 The VENμS super-spectral camera
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A 5m GSD satellite camera with 12 narrow spectral bands in the VNIR region is being developed by El-Op, Israel, for a cooperative project between CNES (France) and the Israel Space Agency. The satellite, called "VENμS" (Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New Micro-Satellite) will enable evaluation of the use of high-resolution, high repetitivity, super-spectral imaging data for vegetation and environmental monitoring. The camera will image a limited number of selected sites around the globe with a two-day revisit interval. Highly demanding requirements for signal-to-noise ratio, radiometric accuracy, band-to-band registration and precise location on the ground will ensure the validity of the data. It will also help to define the optimal set of bands and the image processing algorithms of future instruments in the framework of the GMES program. The satellite bus will be built by Israel Aircraft Industries and will also carry an experimental ion propulsion system developed by Rafael (Israel).
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Jeremy Topaz, Francesc Tinto, and Olivier Hagolle "The VENμS super-spectral camera", Proc. SPIE 6361, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites X, 63611E (3 October 2006);


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