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AVIRIS-NG (Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer-Next Generation)

Friday, September 23, 2016

The next generation Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS-ng) had a successful week of flights on the King Air for the California Methane Survey.   There were flights in the LA Basin, the Inland Deserts, and the San Joaquin Valley.    During the collection of one of the methane lines over the Ballona Wetlands on September 15, a team from SpaceX deployed parts to simulate debris from the Falcon 9 explosion.   The AVIRIS-ng team coordinated the collection with SpaceX team fieldwork.   On September 16, the parts were brought to JPL for a second collection in the Hahamonga Watershed Park/  The SpaceX Falcon 9 parts are now in the AVIRIS lab in 171 for measuring laboratory spectra of the parts.   Analysis of the data is ongoing.