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The AEROS Ocean Observation Mission And Its CubeSat Pathfinder

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
November 9, 2022
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The AEROS Ocean Observation Mission And Its CubeSat Pathfinder
AEROS Ocean Observation Mission And Its CubeSat Pathfinder

AEROS aims to develop a nanosatellite as a precursor of a future system of systems, which will include assets and capabilities of both new and existing platforms operating in the Ocean and Space, equipped with state-of-the-art sensors and technologies, all connected through a communication network linked to a data gathering, processing and dissemination system.

This constellation leverages scientific and economic synergies emerging from New Space and the opportunities in prospecting, monitoring, and valuing the Ocean in a sustainable manner, addressing the demand for improved spatial, temporal, and spectral coverage in areas such as coastal ecosystems management and climate change assessment and mitigation.

Currently, novel sensors and systems, including a miniaturized hyperspectral imager and a flexible software-defined communication system, are being developed and integrated into a new versatile satellite structure, supported by an innovative on-board software. Additional sensors, like the LoRaWAN protocol and a wider field of view RGB camera, are under study. To cope with data needs, a Data Analysis Centre, including a cloud-based data and telemetry dashboard and a back-end layer, to receive and process acquired and ingested data, is being implemented to provide tailored-to-use remote sensing products for a wide range of applications for private and institutional stakeholders.

Rute Santos, Orfeu Bertolami, E. Castanho, P. Silva, Alexander Costa, André G. C. Guerra, Miguel Arantes, Miguel Martin, Paulo Figueiredo, Catarina M. Cecilio, Inês Castelão, L. Filipe Azevedo, João Faria, H. Silva, Jorge Fontes, Sophie Prendergast, Marcos Tieppo, Eduardo Pereira, Tiago Miranda, Tiago Hormigo, Kerri Cahoy, Christian Haughwout, Miles Lifson, Cadence Payne

Comments: 15 pages, 9 figures, Manuscript presented at the 4S Symposium 2022, Vilamoura, Portugal, 16 – 20 May 2022
Subjects: Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics (; Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)
Cite as: arXiv:2211.05008 [] (or arXiv:2211.05008v1 [] for this version)
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