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The GRIFEX (GEO-CAPE ROIC In-Flight Performance Experiment) is a 3U CubeSat that will perform engineering assessment of a JPL-developed all digital in-pixel high frame rate Read-Out Integrated Circuit (ROIC).

Its high throughput capacity will enable the proposed GEO-CAPE (Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events) mission concept to make hourly high spatial and spectral resolution measurements of rapidly changing atmospheric chemistry and pollution with the Panchromatic Fourier Transform Spectrometer (PanFTS) instrument in development.

This technology validation mission, sponsored by NASA's Earth Science Technology Office, will advance the technology required for the future spaceborne measurements of atmospheric composition from GEO, relevant to climate change, as well as future missions that require advanced detectors in support of the Earth Science Decadal Survey.

Alternate Names

  • 40379

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 0015-01-31
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7320
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

Funding Agency

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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