3CAT-3/MOTS, an experimental nanosatellite for multispectra and GNSS-R Earth Observation: Mission concept and analysis
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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The 3 Cat-3/MOTS mission is a joint initiative between the Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya (ICGC) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech (UPC) to foster new and innovative technologies on Earth Observation (EO) based on data fusion of Global Navigation Satellite Systems Reflectometry (GNSS-R) and optical payloads on a 6U CubeSat platform . Since 2012, there has been a growing trend to use small satellites . Small satellites possess intrinsic advantages over larger platforms in terms of cost, flexibility and scalability and have also made possible constellations of a great number of satellites at an affordable cost. The latest technological advances and the miniaturization of most devices are also key factors to explain the boom of small satellites. 3 Cat-3/MOTS mission analysis will be addressed to transform EO data into territorial climate variables (information) at the best possible spatial-temporal resolution.
CitationCastellvi, J. [et al.]. 3CAT-3/MOTS, an experimental nanosatellite for multispectra and GNSS-R Earth Observation: Mission concept and analysis. A: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. "IGARSS 2017: International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: Texas, Estats Units: July 23-28, 2017: proceedings book". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017, p. 2752-2755.