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Earth Imaging

NSSDCA ID: 1981-100B-02

Mission Name: UOSAT 1
Principal Investigator:Dr. M. N. Sweeting


The video display and imaging system consisted of a CCD camera and a 256-kilobit video memory. Snapshot pictures of the earth's surface covering 512 x 512 km were taken by the camera and stored in the video memory for subsequent transmission to the ground. The onboard computer could have access to the video memory enabling onboard picture processing and graphic display of computer data. Each image contained 256 x 256 pixels, with a resolution of 2 km per pixel, and a spectral response of 0.4 -1.0 micrometers. Picture data were transmitted at 1.2 kbs synchronously with a 32-bit sync word at the beginning of each line.

Alternate Names

  • UOSAT1/EarthImaging


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    NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
    Dr. M. N. SweetingPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Surrey
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