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WIRCam: the infrared wide-field camera for the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
WIRCam (Wide-field InfraRed Camera) is a near-infrared (0.9-2.4 microns) camera developed for the prime focus of the Canada France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), a 3.6-m telescope located on Mauna Kea,Expand
An ‘entry level’ mission to a near Earth object
This paper outlines the platform architecture, cost and cost drivers, and describes the key technology trades to be performed and the developments required to extend current Low Earth Orbit (LEO) technology to a deep space mission. Expand
Advancing Small Satellite Earth Observation: Operational Spacecraft, Planned Missions and Future Concepts
The launch of Surrey’s UoSAT-12 in April 1999 heralded a new era in small-satellite Earth observation. The UoSAT-12 mission, Surrey’s first mini-satellite, supports a variety of payloads, including aExpand
CFHT-WIRCam: interlaced science and guiding readout with the Hawaii-2RG IR sensor
We implement high-speed readout (1.4 s per read) for WIRCam's array of four Hawaii-2RG sensors, obviating the need for interlaced readout. Expand
The Design, Development and Testing of a Propulsion System for the SNAP-1 Nanosatellite
It has frequently been proposed to use very small nanosatellites for missions requiring orbital agility. Whether it be swarms of satellites for scientific or remote-sensing measurements,Expand
The on-chip guiding system of the wide-field infrared camera at CFHT
The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) is commissioning a new Wide field Infrared Camera (WIRCam) that uses a mosaic of 4 HAWAII-2RG near-infrared detectors manufactured by Rockwell. At the heartExpand
Microsatellite Constellation for Disaster Monitoring
The Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey has designed a constellation of remote sensing microsatellites that delivers multispectral 35 m ground resolution over a 600 km width scene in up to four spectral bands. Expand
Low cost planetary exploration: surrey lunar minisatellite and interplanetary platform missions
This paper outlines key systems engineering issues for the proposed Lunar Minisatellite and interplanetary Platform Missions, and describes the accommodation and performance offered to planetary payloads. Expand
A Low-Cost Modular Nanosatellite based on Commercial Technology
This paper presents the design of the University of Surrey’s SNAP-1 nanosatellite which is planned for launch in 1999. Expand