SORA (Spectrometry Observation for Reflectivity Analysis)

SORA
Name SORA (Spectrometry Observation for Reflectivity Analysis)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 12U
Status cancelled
Organisation University at Buffalo (UB)
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
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Gather light data on space debris in either geostationary or low earth orbit.

Description

Gather light data on space debris in either geostationary or low earth orbit. This light data, like the kind collected from our GLADOS satellite, can be used to classify space debris, as well as to characterize the size, shape, and material properties of space debris. Builds upon GLADOS’ mission by flying a spectrometer, rather than a visible and near-IR camera. This allows us to use diffused light, a much more common source than glinting light.

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Keywords SSA-Space Situational Awareness

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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