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The UVSQ-SAT/INSPIRESat-5 CubeSat Mission: First In-Orbit Measurements of the Earth’s Outgoing Radiation

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Mustapha Meftah
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Alain Hauchecorne
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Philippe Keckhut
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Slimane Bekki
Luc Damé
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Patrick H. M. Galopeau
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Alain Sarkissian
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Xavier Arrateig
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Jean-Paul Carta
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Michel Mahé
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Christophe Mercier
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Abstract

UltraViolet & infrared Sensors at high Quantum efficiency onboard a small SATellite (UVSQ- SAT) is a small satellite at the CubeSat standard, whose development began as one of the missions in the International Satellite Program in Research and Education (INSPIRE) consortium in 2017. UVSQ- SAT is an educational, technological and scientific pathfinder CubeSat mission dedicated to the observation of the Earth and the Sun. It was imagined, designed, produced and tested by LATMOS in collaboration with its academic and industrial partners, and the French-speaking radioamateur community. About the size of a Rubik’s Cube and weighing about 2 kg, this satellite was put in orbit in January 2021 by the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle. After briefly introducing the UVSQ-SAT mission, this paper will present the importance of measuring the Earth’s radiation budget and its energy imbalance and the scientific objectives related to its various components. Finally, the first in-orbit observations will be shown (maps of the solar radiation reflected by the Earth and of the outgoing longwave radiation at the top of the atmosphere during February 2021). UVSQ-SAT is one of the few CubeSats worldwide with a scientific goal related to climate studies. It represents a research in remote sensing technologies for Climate observation and monitoring.
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insu-03195031 , version 1 (10-04-2021)

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Mustapha Meftah, Thomas Boutéraon, Christophe Dufour, Alain Hauchecorne, Philippe Keckhut, et al.. The UVSQ-SAT/INSPIRESat-5 CubeSat Mission: First In-Orbit Measurements of the Earth’s Outgoing Radiation. Remote Sensing, 2021, 13, pp.1449. ⟨10.3390/rs13081449⟩. ⟨insu-03195031⟩
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