Teledyne Brown Engineering plans to install a hyperspectral imager built by the German Aerospace Center, DLR, in the firm’s International Space Station observatory in March.
DLR’s Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer will be the first payload tested on the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES), Teledyne Brown’s external Earth-facing platform that traveled to the space station in June inside a SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule.
Teledyne Brown helped DLR fund the hyperspectral sensor in exchange for rights to the data. “The DLR owns all the scientific data and we own all the commercial data,” Chris Crumbly, Teledyne Brown vice president for civil and commercial space business development, told SpaceNews.
At the Small Satellite Conference here this week, Teledyne Brown promoted MUSES as a platform that instrument developers can use to test their systems in orbit before launching them on free-flying satellites.
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