|Units or mass||12U|
|Organisation||U.S. Space Force|
|Entity||Government (Civil / Military)|
|Manufacturer||AIVT by Orion Space Solutions|
|Operator||Orion Space Solutions|
|Partners||U.S. Space Force's EWS|
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|
|RROCI (EWS RROCI, Rapid Revisit Optical Cloud Imager)||Reentry 2023-01-03. Deployment failure or similar and re-entered with the upper stage.||2023-01-03||515 km, 97.5 deg|
|RROCI-2 (EWS RROCI, Rapid Revisit Optical Cloud Imager)||not launched||2024-01-31||not launched|