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SPOC Updated: 22 Mar 2019   Responsible Operator Nicholas Neel KN4LIP
Supporting Organisation The University of Georgia Small Satellite Research Laboratory  
Contact Person hollisneel@gmail.com.nospam  
Headline Details: The University of Georgia Small Satellite Research Laboratory (UGA SSRL) Spectral Ocean Color (SPOC) satellite is a 3U CubeSat with a 130 meter ground sample distance (GSD) adjustable multispectral imager and a 500 meter GSD fixed RGB camera. SPOC’s mission statement is: “The Spectral and Ocean Color (SPOC) Satellite shall acquire moderate resolution imagery across a wide range of spectral bands (433 nm to 866 nm) to monitor coastal ecosystems and ocean color. The SPOC mission will monitor coastal wetland status, estuarine water quality including biophysical characteristics and phytoplankton dynamics, and near-coastal ocean productivity while training students in STEM related fields.” To accomplish this goal, the UGA SSRL delineated the following mission objectives:  SPOC shall acquire moderate resolution imagery of coastal ecosystems and ocean color.  SPOC shall acquire image data between 433 and 866 nm. SPOC shall use multispectral imaging products to monitor coastal wetlands status, estuarine water quality including wetland biophysical characteristics and phytoplankton dynamics, and near-coastal ocean productivity.  SPOC shall train students in STEM related fields by having them investigate optimal data transmission techniques, georeference imagery for mapping, conduct photogrammetric processing of images acquired from the satellite, develop community outreach programs, and learn general aerospace manufacturing/testing/designing skills. Proposing UHF downlink for telemetry using 9k6 GMSK AX25 and an S Band downlink for mission data using 2Mbps QPSK IESS-308. Planning a OA-12 deployment from the ISS after an Antares II launch in October 2019. More info at http://www.smallsat.uga.edu/missions **Downlinks on 437.350 MHz and 2401.300 MHz have been coordinated**
Application Date: 16 Nov 2018   Freq coordination completed on 17 Mar 2019

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