JAXA's HISUI (Hyperspectral Imager Suite) is an International Space Station (ISS) based hyper spectral imager developed by Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) as its 4th spaceborne optical imager mission.
The objective of HISUI is to obtain data necessary to start full-scale application development of hyperspectral remote sensing for oil/gas/mineral resource exploration and other fields such as agriculture, forestry, and coastal issues.
The HISUI imager is based on earlier experience like OPS onboard JERS-1 satellite, ASTER onboard NASA’s Terra satellite and ASNARO 1. It has a ground resolution of 20 km by 30 km with a swath width of 20 km. It operates in 185 bands between 0.4 and 2.5 μm with a spectral resolution of 10-12.5 nm.
HISUI consists of two components:
HISUI data will be partially transmitted to ground stations (~ 10 GB/day equal to 30,000 km2). The rest (~ max. 300 GB/day equal to 900,000 km2) will be recorded in removal media and shipped back to Earth by cargo ships three or four times a year.
HISUI will be launched in late 2019 on Dragon CRS-19 and deployed on the JEM-EF for three year operation under collaboration with Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and JAXA.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation|
|Configuration:||Attached ISS payload|
|Orbit:||400 km × 400 km, 51.6° (typical)|
|HISUI||-||2019||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with Dragon CRS-19, CIRiS, CryoCube 1, QARMAN, SORTIE, AztechSat 1, EdgeCube, MakerSat 1|