RROCI (Rapid Revisit Optical Cloud Imager)

Name RROCI (Rapid Revisit Optical Cloud Imager)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 12U
Status not launched, expected in 2023
Organisation U.S. Space Force
Institution Military
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Manufacturer AIVT by Orion Space Solutions
Operator Orion Space Solutions

Demonstrate an Electro-Optical / Infrared (EO/IR) LEO-based cloud characterization solution that supports U.S. warfighter operations.


Electro Optical/Infrared Weather System Rapid Revisit Optical Cloud Imager (EWS RROCI).
, United States Space Force (USSF) Space Systems Command (SMC) sought a commercial prototype EWS mission capable of characterizing global clouds in near real-time to support Department of Defense operations. SMC selected Orion Space Solutions (OSS), in collaboration with Lockheed Martin; Science and Technology Corporation; Pumpkin, Inc.; and Atmospheric & Environmental Research (AER), for the first phase of the EWS mission to design, develop, and demonstrate its eight (8)-channel RROCI prototype. OSS’ imagery utilizes commercial off-theshelf systems to produce cloud characterization, mitigate weather risk, provide theater weather, and compare payload outputs to existing satellite data from a 12U satellite meeting USSF mission requirements. 

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Keywords Steerable Solar Arrays, Propulsion

Last modified: 2022-12-31
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