IRIS - an Integrated Remote Imaging System - External environment remote sensing from suborbital reusable launch vehicles

PI: Charles Hibbitts, John Boldt (Co-I), Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Lab

This flight demonstration entails integration, flight testing, and post-flight characterization of accomodating a remote sensing payload system on the Blue Origin New Shepard reusable suborbital launch vehicle. The enhancement consists of the IRIS: Integrated Remote Imaging System, which is held inside a ruggedized Blue Origin payload locker, and consists of an Applied Physics Lab (APL) provided Visible-Shortwave Infrared Spectrometer, with its optical feed mounted on an APL-provided flight-proven 2-axis gimbal, both controlled by the flight proven JANUS interface electronics. The system will be mounted on the upper ring of the Propulsion Module (PM).

Technology Areas (?)
  • TA08 Science Instruments, Observations and Sensor Systems
Problem Statement

No further information available.

Technology Details

  • Selection Date
    REDDI-F1-18 (Aug 2018)
  • Program Status
  • Current TRL (?)
    Successful FOP Flights
  • 0 sRLV

Development Team

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