The introduction to Chinese Polar Observation Microsatellite
|Theme||3. Meteorological Cooperation|
|Session Name||3.1 Opportunities and challenges of remote sensing techniques to meet current and future needs for monitoring the Arctic|
|Datetime||Sep 07, 2018 02:10 PM - 02:25 PM (UTC +3)|
|Author(s)||Fengming Hui (Beijing Normal University, China), Xiao Cheng (Beijing Normal University, China), Xuying Liu (Beijing Normal University, China), Zhuoqi Chen (Beijing Normal University, China)|
The Chinese polar observation microsat, called BNU-1, is being jointly developed by Beijing Normal University (BNU), China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) and Shenzhen Aerospace Dongfanghong Development Ltd. It is the first small satellite developed by a Chinese university to study the polar climate and for environmental monitoring. Weighing about 20 kilograms, BNU-1 will be launched in December 2018. The main sensor is a multispectral camera with 5 bands (blue, green, red, near-infrared and panchromatic) with the resolution of about 80m and the swath of 780km. With this camera, BNU-1 will monitor the Polar Regions between 60-80 degrees every 5 days, and the data will provide more details on the rapid changes of Arctic and Antarctica. BNU-1 will also carry a high-resolution camera and an AIS receiver onboard. BNU-1 will enhance the observations in Polar Regions, and the data will be widely employed to study the rapid change of Arctic and Antarctica.
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