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Small Spacecraft For Global Greenhouse Gas Monitoring

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
December 26, 2022
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Small Spacecraft For Global Greenhouse Gas Monitoring
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This work is devoted to the capabilities analysis of constellation and small spacecraft developed using CubeSat technology to solve promising problems of the Earth remote sensing in the area of greenhouse gases emissions.

This paper presents the scientific needs for such tasks, followed by descriptions and discussions of the micro-technology application both in the small satellite platform design and in the payload design. The overview of analogical spacecraft is carried out.

The design of a new spacecraft for determination the oxygen and carbon dioxide concentration in the air column along the line of sight of the spacecraft when it illuminated by reflected sunlight is introduced. A mock-up of the device was made for greenhouse gases remote sensing a Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroradiometer is placed in the small spacecraft design.

The results of long-term measurements of greenhouse gas concentrations using the developed Fourier spectrometer mock-up is presented.

Victoria Mayorova, Andrey Morozov, Iliya Golyak, Nikita Lazarev, Valeriia Melnikova, Dmitry Rachkin, Victor Svirin, Stepan Tenenbaum, Igor Fufurin

Comments: 8 pages, 4 figures, 2 tables
Subjects: Systems and Control (eess.SY); Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)
Cite as: arXiv:2212.07680 [eess.SY] (or arXiv:2212.07680v1 [eess.SY] for this version)
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Submission history
From: Valeriia Melnikova
[v1] Thu, 15 Dec 2022 09:25:36 UTC (729 KB)
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