THE NEW HYPERSPECTRAL SENSOR DESIS ON THE MULTI-PAYLOAD PLATFORM MUSES INSTALLED ON THE ISS
- 1German Aerospace Center (DLR), Earth Observation Center (EOC), D-82234 Wessling, Germany
- 2Teledyne Brown Engineering, 300 Sparkman Drive NW Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
- 3GeoCue LLC, 9668 Madison Blvd., Suite 202, Madison, AL 35758, USA
- 4German Aerospace Center (DLR), Optical Sensor Systems (OS), Rutherfordstraße 2, 12489 Berlin, Germany
- 5German Aerospace Center (DLR), Strategie und Vernetzungen, Linder Höhe, 51147 Köln, Germany
Keywords: hyperspectral, multi-user platform, ISS, geometric correction, atmospheric correction
Abstract. The new hyperspectral instrument DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS) will be developed and integrated in the Multi-User-System for Earth Sensing (MUSES) platform installed on the International Space Station (ISS). The DESIS instrument will be launched to the ISS mid of 2017 and robotically installed in one of the four slots of the MUSES platform. After a four month commissioning phase the operational phase will last at least until 2020. The MUSES / DESIS system will be commanded and operated by the publically traded company TBE (Teledyne Brown Engineering), which initiated the whole program. TBE provides the MUSES platform and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) develops the instrument DESIS and establishes a Ground Segment for processing, archiving, delivering and calibration of the image data mainly used for scientific and humanitarian applications. Well calibrated and harmonized products will be generated together with the Ground Segment established at Teledyne. The article describes the Space Segment consisting of the MUSES platform and the instrument DESIS as well as the activities at the two (synchronized) Ground Segments consisting of the processing methods, product generation, data calibration and product validation. Finally comments to the data policy are given.