KAUST / Spire 6U CubeSat

KAUST / Spire 6U CubeSat
Name KAUST / Spire 6U CubeSat
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status not launched, expected in 2023
Organisation King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Saudi Arabia
Manufacturer AIVT by Spire
Operator Spire
Oneliner

Hyperspectral instrument with advanced onboard processing.

Description

Simera Sense combines the +30 band HyperScape50 instrument with Unibap‘s (Sweden) SpaceCloud Services to create a payload with powerful artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. This combination of onboard processing and a hyperspectral sensor provides KAUST with the capacity for enhanced monitoring of the Earth system via a never before seen smallsat configuration.
The nanosatellite will carry a high-performance hyperspectral sensor with the capability to observe areas of interest anywhere in the world across more than 30 user-configurable spectral bands in the visible to near-infrared (VNIR) spectrum. Apart from delivering hyperspectral insights, the data generated by this sensor can also be combined with Spire’s GNSS receiver to monitor critical variables such as the presence of moisture in the soil.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Spire Global (Spire), a leading provider of space-based data, analytics and space services, announced their plans to pursue a collaborative nanosatellite mission with the launch of KAUST CubeSat.

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Last modified: 2022-12-29
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