3 May 2007 Commissioning of the CALIPSO payload
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The CALIPSO satellite launched on April 28, 2006. It successfully entered into the Aqua (A) -train of Earth observing satellites along with its co-manifested CloudSat satellite. CALIPSO includes a Payload built for NASA by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. The Payload includes three instruments for earth remote sensing: A two-wavelength polarization-sensitive lidar, a visible wide-field camera (WFC), and an infrared imaging radiometer (IIR). The commissioning and performance assessment of the satellite were successfully completed in the first ninety days after launch. This paper highlights some of the key instrument performance measured during commissioning, focusing on the lidar and wide-field camera.
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Carl Weimer, Carl Weimer, Lyle Ruppert, Lyle Ruppert, Justin Spelman, Justin Spelman, "Commissioning of the CALIPSO payload", Proc. SPIE 6555, Sensors and Systems for Space Applications, 65550J (3 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.722420; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.722420


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