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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - PhiSat-1 -
Full Name PhiSat-1
aka FSSCAT
Status Operational (extended)
Mission Agencies ESA, NSO Launch Date 03 Sep 2020
Mission Links EOL Date Dec 2022
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #s 46292 (TLE), 46293 (TLE)
International Designators 2020-061W, 2020-061X
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 95 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98 deg
Orbit Altitude 540 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30:00 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Demonstration of hyperspectral and thermal imaging on a 6U Cubesat. Demonstration of Artificial Intelligence accelerator. Cloud screening in-orbit will be the first AI application. Other applications are: high resolution by data fusion between hyperspectral and thermal; evapotranspiration and agriculture applications; thermal inertia and soil moisture; Urban Heat Island; assisting search and rescue for pyroclastic flow/surge deposits; oil spills; fire monitoring, underground fires; and, water quality.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandSoil moisture HyperScout-2
Surface temperature (land) HyperScout-2
Multi-purpose imagery (land) HyperScout-2
Mission Instruments
HyperScout-2 - Hyperspectral VNIR and multispectral TIR imager
OpenSearch Datasets No IDN OpenSearch datasets found.

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