CrIS
STATUS
Under Testing At ITT
AVAILABILITY
not available before mid 2009 on NPP
REQUEST PROCEDURE
none
Satellite Instruments
CONTACT
ITT Space System Inc.
ITT
Fort Wayne, IN
SPECIFICATIONS
Measurment TypeVisible/IR-imager
Platform Typepolar orbiter (interferometer)
OrbitSun synchronous
Spectral CoverageInfrared; 600 to 2500 cm-1; 4 to 16 micron (approx.) in 3 non-contiguous bands
Active/PassivePassive
Scan PatternNadir
Variablesatmospheric moisture profile, temperature profile, trace gasses
Altitude
Inclination
Repeat Time
Wavelength to nm
Number of Bandsmany
Start DateSep 2007
Temporal Coverage
Swath Widthnadir sounder
Resolution 11.5km
REMARKS
Problems with vibration testing of the EDU have slowed production of FU1 a bit but the instrument should still be ready for a 2009 NPP launch.
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 13:47