PIA15380: CubeSat Artist Rendering and NASA's M-Cubed/COVE
Instrument: M-Cube/COVE
Product Size: 1008 x 428 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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Original Caption Released with Image:

The image on the left is an artist rendering of Montana State University's Explorer 1 CubeSat. The image on the right is a CubeSat created by the University of Michigan designated the Michigan Mulitpurpose Mini-satellite, or M-Cubed. M-Cubed's mission is to obtain mid-resolution color imagery of Earth's surface and to carry the JPL/Caltech-developed CubeSat On-board processing Validation Experiment (COVE). COVE will prove an image processing algorithm designed for the Multiangle Spectro-Polarimetric Imager (MSPI) instrument utilizing the first in-space application of a new radiation-hardened FPGA processor. COVE will advance technology required for real-time, high-data-rate instrument processing relevant to future Earth science.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Montana State University

Image Addition Date:
2012-02-14