NEMO (Naval Earth Map Observer) was a space-based remote sensing system for collecting broad-area, synoptic, and unclassified Hyperspectral Imagery (HSI) for Naval Forces and the Civil Sector. NEMO meets unique requirements for imaging the littoral regions on a global basis, and also meets civil needs for imagery supporting land use management, agriculture, environmental studies, and mineral exploration.
The satellite was to be built on SS/Loral's LS-400 satellite bus of Globalstar heritage. It was to feature following equipment:
NEMO was planned for a launch in 2000, but program has been put on hold and has been cancelled since.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation|
|Contractors:||Space Systems/Loral, NRL|
|Equipment:||Hyperspectral Coastal Ocean Imaging Spectrometer (COIS)|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Lifetime:||3 years (On-Orbit Mission Life); 5 years (Design Life)|
|Orbit:||605 km SSO|