|Name||ERNST (Experimental Spacecraft based on Nanosatellite Technology)|
|Units or mass||12U|
|Status||not launched, expected in 2023|
|Entity||Government (Civil / Military)|
Main payload is an advanced cryocooled MWIR camera for monitoring the Earths infrared background.
Evaluate the utility of a 12U nanosatellite mission built on CubeSat components for scientific and military purposes. Main payload is an advanced MWIR camera for monitoring the Earths infrared background. In addition, there is a radiation sensor for in orbit measurements Cryocooled MWIR detector and FPGA-based data processing unit.
The system performs background monitoring in spectral bands with low atmospheric transmission. FPGA System-on-chip provides the computational performance, interfaces and mass storage for capturing, pro-cessing and storing high-resolution images. Payloads mass of 2.5 kg and power requirements of 17 W .
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