12 September 2014 The GOSAT / TANSO interferometer after five years on orbit
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GOSAT (Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite) is a Japanese Earth observation satellite dedicated to the monitoring of total column amount of carbon dioxide and methane over different locations on the planet. The main instrument of GOSAT is the TANSO Fourier Transform Spectrometer (TANSO FTS). NEC-Toshiba Space Systems was the prime integrator of the TANSO FTS. ABB provided the interferometer and its control electronics. The satellite was launched in January 2009. The mission, planned for five years, has exceeded its design life-time. This paper presents an overview of the interferometer and of its development. Special emphasis is accorded to the life time qualification activities. Analysis of the health of the interferometer on-orbit is also presented.
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Louis Moreau, James Veilleux, Hiroshi Suto, "The GOSAT / TANSO interferometer after five years on orbit", Proc. SPIE 9219, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXII, 921902 (12 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2067791; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2067791
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