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Last Updated: September 9, 2009

HREP (Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO) & Remote Atmospheric & Ionospheric Detection System (RAIDS) Experimental Payload)

Purpose

HREP-RAIDS

HREP-RAIDS

HREP combines two experiment sensors into one payload: the Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO) and the Remote Atmospheric and Ionospheric Detection System (RAIDS).

HICO demonstrates space-based Maritime Hyper-Spectral Imagery (MHSI) for characterization of littoral regions (the coast of an ocean or sea) on Earth.

RAIDS is an ultraviolet (UV) and visible remote sensing instrument that measures limb profiles of electron density and neutral density to improve ionospheric (the upper part of the atmosphere) and satellite drag models.

Operations

HREP will be installed on Kibo’s Exposed Facility at attachment position number six (Exposed Facility Unit 6: EFU6). Operations of the experiment will be performed via the Payload Operations Integration Center (POIC) in Huntsville, Alabama, and no crew activity is planned other than installation and removal of the experiment by Kibo’s robotic arm (JEMRMS).


≫ HREP-RAIDS (NASA HP)
≫ HREP-HICO (NASA HP)

 
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