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

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Last week the next generation Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS-ng) was continuing flights for the California Methane Campaign on the Dynamic Aviation King Air aircraft.  Over the weekend there was a vicarious calibration experiment over the Ivanpah Playa at the CA and NV border as part of the ongoing AVIRIS calibration and validation efforts.  A team from JPL was deployed to make in-situ surface spectral measurements along with atmospheric column measurements.   On Monday the sensor and aircraft was tasked to fly from CA to FL to participate in the survey for Falcon 9 debris at KSC.  The SpaceX team at KSC has setup a large FTP data pipe to transfer the AVIRIS-ng data from KSC to JPL.  The aircraft is scheduled to return to CA over the weekend to resume the CA Methane Campaign.